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SCF Venice Green Team to Present “The Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida”

(Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 2, 2017) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Green Team will present the documentary film “The Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida” at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 in the Selby Room, Building 800 at SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail. The showing is free and open to the public.

Created by the Florida Wildlife Corridor, the film chronicles the 1,000 mile, 70-day trek by an expedition team consisting of a biologist, conservationist, photojournalist and filmmaker. Traveling only by foot, bicycle or boat, the group leaves civilization behind to explore the vast wildlife corridor stretching from the Everglades to the Florida-Alabama border. Along the way, they encounter black bears, alligators, manatees, ancient river fish, and other seldom-seen endangered Florida animals.

“The purpose of the film is to help preserve Florida wildlife by focusing on the need to protect and restore natural links through the state, improve the health of life-sustaining freshwater flows and embrace the continued vibrancy of Florida’s rural way of life,” said Nicolette Mason, speech communications professor and Green Team co-chair.

“The Forgotten Coast: Return to Wild Florida” premiered on PBS in April 2017. To view the film’s trailer, visit pbs.org/program/forgotten-coast. For more information, contact Mason at 941-408-1477 or masonn@SCF.edu.

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