Defending the Dark
October 14 at the Lakeside Theater, 6 & 8 PM
This dark sky film educates viewers on why it is crucial to preserve dark sky areas, emphasizing the unique dark sky environment of the north Maine woods.
Dark sky conservation benefits wildlife and their habitats by reducing human health and safety risks, saving energy, and reducing costs. Light pollution devastates migrating birds, native plants, and pollinators.
By using the designated dark sky areas in northern Maine as examples of natural, dark sky environments and highlighting the opportunities to engage with the sky through the astronomy and nature programs offered by organizations in the region, we will educate the public on why dark skies are essential and can motivate viewers to shift their habits and take action to reduce light pollution in their communities.
About the Film Maker
Tara Roberts Zabriskie, the owner of Moosey Productions, works with organizations on environmental educational videos.
Tara has worked on projects for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, The American Hiking Society, and the National Park Service. Her ongoing work with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, highlighted in the Fall 2020 issue of ATC Journeys, makes her an excellent fit for this Dark Sky Video project.