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Austin – Living Springs Film Series and Night Swim
September 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Come spread your blanket and enjoy a selection of short films (45 minutes total) from the on-going Living Springs documentary series. On Thursday, September 6th, Living Springs, in collaboration with Splash! will feature Wildlands and A Reflecting Pool.
Wildlands showcases Austin’s water quality protection lands that Austin voters purchased through open space bonds to protect the aquifer. Learn about the diversity, history and significance of these protected lands.
A Reflecting Pool recounts Barton’s history from 1912-1962 through the memories of those who lived it. This documentary showcases wonderful archival photos, film and original historic re-creations. The story follows the memories of swimmers such as John Henry Faulk exploring the little-known history of Barton Springs before, during and after the time of racial segregation in Austin.
City of Austin environmental educators and local environmental groups will be on hand before the screening to talk about how you can get involved in community efforts to support the Springs, creeks and aquifer through volunteering and internships.
We will gather at 7:30 p.m. (near the big tree at the south entrance, Azie Morton (formerly Robert E. Lee) Road. The screening will begin at full dark and last approximately 40 minutes. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Before or after the screening, take a swim in the Springs!Bart