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‘Last Call at the Oasis’ Next Up in Film Series

By Clarke News  |  January 28, 2016

The Clarke University Environmental Film Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. with “Last Call at the Oasis.” The movie will be shown in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. Admission is free.

is a documentary that shatters myths behind our most precious resource, water. This film exposes defects in the current system, shows communities already struggling with its ill effects and highlights individuals championing revolutionary solutions during the global water crisis. The film makes the case that the global water crisis is the central issue facing our world this century, and posits that we can manage this problem if we act now.

Clarke is partnering with several area agencies to present the Environmental Film Series. The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is the partner for this film.

“For ‘

Last Call At the Oasis

’ the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium asks attendees to make lifestyle changes to reduce water waste, water consumption, and water pollution in order to provide more freshwater for humans and wildlife,” said Mark Wagner, education director at the museum.

REAP is supported by the state of Iowa, providing funding to public and private partners for natural and cultural resources, projects, including water quality, wildlife habitat, soil conservation, parks, trails, historic preservation and more.

The last film session in the series will be on Thursday, April 7, at 7 p.m. That session will be unique in that students, families and community members can create their own environmental film. Winners of this film contest will be able to present their video and ideas to others and make their own call to action. The top video will receive a $200 prize. Films must be submitted by March 1.

The Environmental Film Series is open to the public.