NSF Funds Expanded Outreach Initiative for DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA

NSF Funds Expanded Outreach Initiative for DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA

Thanks to a generous supplement to our grant from the National Science Foundation, GSF is quickly moving into production on an expanded outreach program to keep families and learners engaged with theater partners online. Designed to support our upcoming release, Dinosaurs of Antarctica, this initiative will provide exhibitors with exciting new resources including an Ultra HD dinosaur-themed digital series with engaging learning activities; a robust social media kit; and virtual screenings and programs that our partners can share at no cost. These tools and activities can support outreach to members, families, educators, and more.

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“This topic has huge appeal to lifelong learners, and aligns with a variety of STEM content—from climate to careers in science,” said Karen Elinich, Co-PI on the project and an expert in digital technologies for learning. “We hope these new resources will be fun and useful as our theater partners engage their audiences online and position Dinosaurs of Antarctica for a strong launch in 2021.”

The first original large format dinosaur film in over a decade, Dinosaurs of Antarctica is an epic chronicle of a prehistoric world now lost to ice. From glaciers to Glacialisaurus, the film introduces audiences to the amazing and bizarre prehistoric creatures that inhabited Antarctic forests and swamps hundreds of millions of years ago—and the scientists on a quest to uncover them.

A limited number of mini grants are available to partners willing to support evaluation of this new program. For more information, please reach out to project PI, Deborah Raksany, draksany@gsfilms.com, or contact your own theater representative.

MAJOR FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION AND THE U.S. ANTARCTIC PROGRAM


ABOUT THE FILM

From the Permian through the Jurassic, journey to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago. Roam the primitive forest and thick swamps with bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians. Enter a surreal world of bug-eyed giants and egg-laying mammals – where survival means enduring the sunless, six-month polar winter surrounded by meat-eaters with night vision. Join intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the ice continent’s profound transformation over deep time — investigating the parallels and differences between prehistoric climate events and human-triggered warming today.

Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana…

…WELCOME TO ANTARCTICA.