Rotary accepting applications for Rotary exchange program
Applications are being accepted for the 2019 yearlong and summer Rotary Youth Exchange programs, which are open to students age 15 to 19.
To qualify, applicants should be above-average students who have demonstrated leadership in their community. Candidates should also possess qualities such as flexibility and a willingness to try new things that will enable them to fully experience life in another country and become excellent cultural ambassadors.
All applicants must complete a written application and interview with the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs Rotary Exchange Committee. Visit steamboatrotary.com for more information and then complete the short form application for the yearlong exchange or the country selection sheet and the essay for the summer exchange and return it to Karen Schneider, Rotary Exchange program committee chair, at email@example.com no later than Sept. 21.
Film about world’s rarest eagle screens for free at library
Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “Bird of Prey,” winner of the Best Independent Film Award at the 2018 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 in Library Hall. The film tells the story of the rarest eagle on earth as the library prepares for the arrival of HawkQuest’s live raptors on the library lawn Saturday, Sept. 1 during the Yampa Valley Crane Festival.
The Philippine eagle is a bird of extremes. It’s the world’s largest and rarest eagle, found only in the Philippines. Fewer than 800 of these birds remain today, and the future of these iconic raptors is tied to the fate of the Philippines’ last fragments of old-growth forest.
In 1977, world-renowned cinematographer Neil Rettig filmed the first images of the Philippine eagle in the wild, transforming the bird into a national symbol. “Bird of Prey” follows Rettig’s return to the Philippines as he embarks on a grueling expedition alongside a small but devoted group determined to protect the eagle. Together, they answer the question: What will it take to save a species from extinction?
Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
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