Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday by packing a picnic and heading to Columbus State University's Oxbow Meadows to watch a series of short nature and environmental films on a 35-foot outdoor screen.
The event kicks off at 6 p.m. and films begin at sunset. Oxbow is a registered site for The Nature Conservancy's Picnic for the Planet, a world record attempt for the most people picnicking in 24 hours.
Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students.
The short documentary "The Chattahoochee: Reimagine Our River" will be screened along with films from Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Learn more about the films at wildandscenicfilmfestival.org and more about the event at oxbow.columbusstate.edu.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival films
"Dark Side of the Lens:" Mickey Smith creates a visual production on his personal account of life as an ocean-based photographer at Ireland's west coast.
"Los Escualos:" Chilean youth kayak club gets involved in protecting the Baker River that is threatened by the construction of two mega dams.
Brower Youth Award: Rhiannon Tomtishen & Madison Vorva: Two Girl Scouts Rhiannon Tomtishen and Madison Vorva create Project ORANG (Orangutans Really Appreciate and Need Girls Scouts) to help protect orangutan habitats.
"Into Darkness:" Cavers explore some remote wilderness caves.
Brower Youth Award: Victor Davila: Davila sets up EcoRyders, a series of summer workshops that combine environmental and health education with skateboarding.
"Chasing Water:" Photographer Pete McBride follows the Colorado River from source to sea.
New Environmentalists: "The Grid:" Community activists respond to the Chernobyl nuclear accident by creating the country's first successful, cooperatively owned, renewable power company.
"Marion Stoddart: Work of 1000:" The parallel journey of two characters: one a young woman discouraged at her future as a suburban housewife, the other a river -- once beautiful and full with wildlife -- now a hopeless, toxic sludge pit.