A Simple Question: The Story of Straw

A remarkable program in Marin County that brings together school children and their teachers with community groups and agencies to undertake habitat restoration on privately-owned ranch land.

Directors

Kevin White and David Donnenfield

Country

USA

Year

2009

Running Time

34 mins

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A Simple QuestionA Simple Question looks at a remarkable program that brings together school children and their teachers with community groups and agencies to undertake habitat restoration on privately-owned ranch land. It all started more than 16 years ago when Laurette Rogers, a fourth grade teacher, showed a film on endangered species to her class. Stricken by the weight of species extinction, one student plaintively asked what he and his class mates could do to save endangered species. That simple question, innocent yet profound, ignited something in Laurette that launched her and her class on an inspired voyage of discovery and transformation.

Screening: June 02, 2011 at the Bently Reserve

Discussion with: David Donnenfield and Kevin White, directors