Student Film Festival Highlighting Marine Science Jan. 22 at Florida Tech

Free Public Event Features Short Films from the U.S.

MELBOURNE, FLA. — More than a dozen short films touching on marine science and conservation made by K-12 students throughout the U.S. will be presented at the 3nd Annual Youth Making Ripples Film Festival Friday, Jan. 22, at Gleason Performing Arts Center on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology.

The event is free and open to the public.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with refreshments, interactive demonstrations, kid-friendly educational activities, and more. The films, which represent finalists chosen from more than 70 entries, will be shown starting at 6:15 p.m. and last for about an hour. The event will end with a question-and-answer session with Florida Tech scientists.

“The film competition and festival are designed to get students engaged in science, particularly marine science, and to highlight the importance of conservation,” said Philip Gravinese, a marine biology doctoral candidate at Florida Tech and co-founder of the film festival.

RSVPs are encouraged. To respond or for more information, email or call 321-345-6605.


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