CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The 2017 Wild Texas Film Tour is stopping at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on Thursday, Oct. 5. The tour, which is visiting 11 Texas cities in September and October, features Texas wildlife, adventure, and conservation short films along with characters from the films, filmmakers, wildlife biologists and other experts.
The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom, with a social hour and the screening will start at 7:30 p.m. Students tickets are $15 and general admission tickets are $20, and can be purchased HERE.
“We hope this tour will shine a spotlight on Texas conservation issues, inspire viewers to engage in grassroots efforts, and increase support for local conservation organizations,” said filmmaker Ben Masters, who will emcee the tour. Masters also gave the commencement address at the fall 2016 Islander graduation ceremony. “If you are intrigued by Texas mountain lions, deer-hunting vegetarians, pronghorn revival, the health of Texas rivers or bison restoration, there’s a film you will enjoy.”
The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is pleased to help co-sponsor this event. Liberal Arts is the home for the Department of Communication and Media Studies in which students can earn a degree in Media Production.
“The Wild Texas Film Tour is an excellent opportunity for our students to become more knowledgeable regarding Texas wildlife and wildlife conservation,” said Dr. Mark Hartlaub, CLA Dean. “We hope this event attracts many students and members from the South Texas community. I think the films will be both entertaining and enriching.”
The tour is also made possible thanks to YETI, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF), TPWF’s young professionals organization Stewards of the Wild, The Borderlands Research Institute, King Land & Water and Epic Provisions.
For more information, visit http://www.wildfilmtour.com/.