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October 9, 2008

"Plight of the Puffins" Selected for American Conservation Film Festival

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"Plight of the Puffins," the documentary film by UMBC/NASA-Goddard earth science film producer Maria Frostic, has been selected for screening at the American Conservation Film Festival.

Frostic, who produces research-oriented Web videos for UMBC's Goddard Earth Sciences and Technology (GEST) Center, filmed "Puffins" on location in Iceland thanks to funding from a Fulbright grant. The film chronicles how climate change is impacting puffins, which have great cultural and ecological significance for the Icelandic people.

The American Conservation Film Festival is held annually in Sheperdstown, West Virginia. According to the event's website, the Festival seeks to promote films "that educate and inspire people to become engaged in conservation."

"Plight of the Puffins" will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7.

Posted by crose at October 9, 2008 11:26 AM