Film Screening: Smithsonian Channel Documentary “Mysteries of the Rainforest”


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Mercer Museum
84 South Pine Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
Region: Philadelphia & The Countryside
Hours of operation: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Admission fee: Free – Advanced Registration Recommended

As a Smithsonian affiliate, the Mercer Museum is proud to partner with Smithsonian Channel to host two screenings of Smithsonian Channel’s Earth Conservation documentary, “Mysteries of the Rainforest,” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The island of Barro Colorado in the Panama Canal is full of mysteries, some involving the wide diversity of wildlife, and some involving the island itself. Every year, hundreds of scientists and students come here to uncover the rainforest’s secrets, but this year is very different. The island is running dry and no one knows why. Travel alongside several research teams as they observe, experiment, and conduct research in this pristine habitat, and most pressing of all, try to find out what happened to the rain and when it will come again. This screening is also a part of the Doylestown Township Environmental Advisory Council’s “10 Days for Trees” program.