Documentary Where the Wonder Went to Screen at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

A film by Adventure Capitalist Bryan Latchford, and his fellow UCSB Bren School master’s students, explores how to make science education engaging and exciting for kids
Jan 31, 2014 12:00 PM ET

January 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A documentary film created by Adventure Capitalists team member, Bryan Latchford, and two of his fellow UCSB Bren School master’s students, has been accepted into the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 30 through Feb. 9. 

Where the Wonder Went examines the current state of science education in schools and highlights exceptional local teachers from Santa Barbara’s Monroe Elementary and Dos Pueblos High School, as well as the Bren School Professor, David Tilman.

Bryan, along with Susan Dworsky and Casey O’Hara, made the film as their final project for the “Green Screen” class they attended at the UCSB Carsey-Wolf Center in early 2013. The idea behind the film arose from the producers’ common interest in improving science education and environmental communication in schools. 

“Our intent is to show that shifting away from abstract textbook learning and reconnecting science education to the built and natural worlds are crucial to exciting, engaging, and empowering the next generation of science stewards,” said Bryan.

As the Sustainability Strategist at The Adventure Capitalists, Bryan hold’s close to the company’s philosophy, consistently assessing the direction, attitude, and alignment to his beliefs, work, and impact on the world around him.

Where the Wonder Went previously won the Audience Choice award at the 2013 Santa Barbara Digital Film Festival. Included in the documentary short category, the film will screen twice: on Feb. 2 and Feb. 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. 

View the film on YouTube

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