The BNT Launches Earth Day Student Video Contest
The Bermuda National Trust looks forward to celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd with a new collection of videos about Bermuda’s precious environment made by Bermuda’s own students. Inspired by the Bermuda National Trust challenge, students will have brainstormed, researched, interviewed, filmed and presented their views on the environmental impact of our actions and will have put forward recommendations for a greener lifestyle.
The Bermuda National Trust, along with our sponsor Marshall, Diel and Myers, encourages our youth to put modern technologies into play as they create environmental videos expressing their concerns for today and their vision for tomorrow.
We are inviting all students to participate in this year’s Earth Day Student Video Competition. They are encouraged to showcase their creativity, innovation and commitment to our natural and cultural heritage as well as to the future of the planet. Students can work individually, as a group or as part of a science/technology class, to create a two to four minute video. The video should relate to one of the following themes: ‘Remarkable Trees’, ‘Local Food, ‘What Does Earth Day Mean to You?’, ‘Getting Out Into Nature or ‘The Ocean Around Us’.
Here are a few ideas which might help students to choose a topic for their video:
Bermuda has many magnificent trees growing along road sides, in parks and on residential properties. Search for these trees and research their names and botanical characteristics. Ask questions such as: Where did they come from and why are they important for the Island, its people, animals and plants? What is the value of our trees?
Today we have more imported and locally produced food choices than ever before. Research the food produced in Bermuda. You might want to interview friends and family about their food shopping and cooking. Is local food more expensive than imported food? How are the local farmers and fishermen doing economically in Bermuda? What are the traditional dishes of Bermuda? Why is it more environmentally friendly to eat locally produced food?
Getting Out Into Nature
Go for a walk or hike and record Bermuda‘s beautiful landscapes, plant and animal life. How do you feel when you spend time in nature, when you go for a walk and switch off from mobile devices? Think about how people are connecting the great outdoors? What are your favourite places in Bermuda and why?
The Ocean Around Us
Bermuda is surrounded by the Sargasso Sea. Research the importance of it and its floating Sargassum Seaweed Community. You may want to interview a Marine Biologist and get his/her view too and discuss ways to clean and protect our oceans. Another topic could focus on the value of Bermuda’s reefs or the plastic debris that is pollution the oceans.
If you are interested please contact the Bermuda National Trust by e-mail email@example.com and browse www.bnt.bm/education to view videos submitted in previous years. Registration ideas for videos and guidelines are also listed on the webpage.
The deadline for registration is extended to February 24th and the deadline for submittal is April 7th (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Submitted videos will be screened at a mini film festival day before Earth Day (April 21st, 2017), and will be featured through the Bermuda National Trust’s website and on local television.
We encourage our youth to participate and Bermuda to listen to the voices of tomorrow, the future environmental stewards of our island home.
For more information, contact Dr Dorte Horsfield at 236-6483 or email email@example.com