Northwest Stream Center presents ‘Hoot’

Feb 05, 2014

Interested in getting the kids away from TV and video games and thinking about enjoying and protecting the great outdoors instead?

Begin that transition by seeing the Environmental Media Award nominated film “Hoot” at the Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E., Everett, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

The Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks and Recreation will present a free showing. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 425-316-8592.

The movie is based on the best selling young adult novel “Hoot,” a Newberry Honor Winner by satirical crime writer Carl Hiaasen.

The story line centers around what can happen when three 12 year olds decide to protect owl habitat from a poorly planned suburban development.

Hoot is presented in Hiaasen’s tongue-in-cheek style while at the same time expressing some serious ideas for young viewers.

After the movie, Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch will share a short story from his Streamkeeper’s Field Guide about sixth graders who protected a local salmon stream.

For more information about this event or upcoming Streamkeeper Academy events, go to www.streamkeeper.org.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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