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WNC Earth Week events

Western Nevada College celebrates Mother Earth with a variety of activities and free film screenings at the Fallon and Carson City campuses.

The events are designed to generate conversation and enhance understanding about the environment.

Fallon Campus Events


Film — Switch: Discover the Future of Energy

3-4 pm. Virgil Getto Hall, 302

6-7 p.m. Virgil Getto Hall, 302

Award-winning nonpartisan film that explores most of the world energy sources, examining their pros and cons and future effectiveness.

Admission: Free.


Recycled Art Show

Virgil Getto Art Gallery, 12:30-5 p.m.

Admission: Free.


Film — A Dangerous Future: Years of Living Dangerously

5 p.m.in Virgil Getto Hall

Admission: Free.

2014 Emmy Award-winning documentary film series is on climate change.

While Matt Damon investigates heat waves in the U.S., Michael C. Hall journeys to Bangladesh where rising seas are expected to submerge 17% of the nation. Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman investigates three Middle Eastern nations—Syria, Egypt, and Yemen—to witness how climate change has factored into political uprisings and war.

Carson City Campus Events


Two films from Years of Living Dangerously, the Emmy Award-winning documentary film series on climate change.

Dry Season — Noon-1:30 p.m. WNC Joe Dini Library

Explores the devastating effects of drought and deforestation in the U.S. and across the world as it relates to climate change, uprisings, war, and unemployment.

Snacks, door prizes and discussions will follow the screening.

Admission: Free.

End of the Woods — 6:30-8 p.m., Marlette Hall-Cedar Building 100

Arnold Schwarzenegger accompanies a “Hot Shot” team into a forest fire while looking into evidence pointing to global warming. With warming winters, bark beetles lay waste to American forests.

Snacks, door prizes and discussions will follow the screenings.

Admission: Free.


Plastic Paradise: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

A film that changes the way we think about plastic.

Noon-1:30 p.m. — WNC Joe Dini Library

and 6:30-8 p.m-Marlette Hall, Cedar Building 100

Admission: Free.

Viewers will never think about plastic in the same way again. Journalist Angela Sun takes viewers on a journey to see the long-term effects of plastic debris on marine life on and around the Midway Atoll islands in the Pacific Ocean.

WNC 6:30–8 p.m. in Marlette Hall, Cedar Building. Snacks, door prizes and discussions will follow the screenings.

Admission: Free.

May 1

“Geology of the National Parks” Lecture, 7 p.m.

Marlette Hall, Cedar Building 100

Dr. Winnie Kortemeier will show beautiful images of America’s National Parks and share information about the tectonics of these national treasures.

Admission: Free.