SF Students Get a Lift to the Festival

Mr. Tamayo's 6th graders at A.P. Giannini Middle School in San Francisco are studying climate change. One great way to learn is through films that spotlight the effects of climate change on the ocean.

Area students can see such films for free through the Education Program at the International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF), but the cost of transportation for 60 students can be a lot for a school to, er, shell out.

Mr. Tamayo's supervisor told him about the IOFF's offer to sponsor a bus trip to the Education Program for local students whose teacher goes above and beyond in teaching the younger generation about the ocean.

Now Mr. Tamayo's class will be attending the IOFF on Friday, March 10, with bus transportation provided!

Along with other students from the area, the Giannini 6th graders will get the chance to watch exciting and educational films about the ocean, like Coral in Crisis!, Plastic is Forever, and Little Teeth - Saving Sharks on Bali.

They'll also get to discuss the films and climate change with some of the filmmakers who will appear in person at the program.

Congratulations to Mr. Tamayo and all his students, and we look forward to seeing you at the festival!

The Education Program still has openings!

Know of a school group that can attend the IOFF's Education Program, held at Cowell Theater, Fort Mason in San Francisco, on Thursday, March 9 at 10:00 am? Email us! (Transportation must be provided by the school/district.)

Be sure to check out the complete festival lineup.