skip to main content columnskip to horizontal navigation

News and Events

ETSU Sustainability


WSFF masthead 

April 6, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. - Culp Auditorium

Wild and Scenic Header

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival, an initiative of the South Yuba River Citizens League, based in Northern California, will make its fourth stop at ETSU on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Founded in 1983 to advocate for the protection of the South Yuba River, SYRCL has grown into an active advocacy group. SYRCL launched the Wild and Scenic Film festival in 2002 as a fundraising and awareness event, which has now grown into a global festival with locally-hosted events all over the world. Featuring short films dedicated to conservation of the natural world, and the thrill of outdoor adventure, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival has been an annual fixture at East Tennessee State University since 2015.

This year’s campus sponsors are the ETSU Department of Sustainability, Buccaneer Outdoor Adventure, and the Department of Media and Communications’ Radio, Television, and Film program.

This year’s event is hosted in support of the Friends of Rocky Fork State Park, a group dedicated to education and advocacy for the newly-established Rocky Fork State Park, a 2,037 state park located in Unicoi County, Tenn. The 2018 festival event will take place on Friday, April 6, 2018 in the Martha Street Culp Auditorium in the D.P. Culp University Center on the campus of ETSU. Select films from the globally-touring slate of films have been curated for the event, and will be shown alongside films from local student filmmakers.

The doors will open at 5 p.m., and films will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Guests are invited to come early, sign in to register for door prize giveaways, and browse the EnviroFair, featuring a variety of local nonprofit and advocacy groups. Attendees will also have an opportunity to explore the EnviroFair and enjoy light refreshments during intermission.

As always, the 2018 Wild and Scenic Film Festival is free and open to the public. All are invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Kathleen Moore, Director of Sustainability at 423-439-7766 or email the Department of Sustainability at

The films amaze, educate, and inspire through their attention to nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, and agriculture.

Learn more about the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the festival's website.

icon for left menu icon for right menu