Jamestown  (UJ)  UJ Convocation Committee is hosting a screening of “Between Earth and Sky: Climate Change on the Last Frontier.” The screening, which is free and open to the public, will take place April 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Newman Arena.


The feature-length, science-based film, directed by Paul Allen Hunton and produced by Dr. David Weindorf, is the first of its kind to explore global climate change through the lens of soil science. It presents the impact of global climate change through the perspective of arctic soils and ecosystems of Alaska.


“This film began as a way to document the 33 years of soil science work in Alaska by recently-retired University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) professor Dr. Chien-Lu Ping,” says Dr. Weindorf. “It has evolved into a feature-length film that presents findings from numerous UAF researchers, top scientists and every-day people who simplify the link between climate dynamics and soil science through their personal experiences and knowledge.”


Dr. Weindorf will attend the screening and be available to answer questions. Refreshments will also be available after the screening. To learn more about the film and view a trailer, please visit BetweenEarthAndSkyMovie.com.


Established in 1883, the University of Jamestown is a private, liberal arts university granting Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Science in Nursing degrees, as well as Master’s Degrees in Education, Leadership, Clinical Counseling, and a Fargo-based Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. With the Jamestown Journey to Success, emphasis is placed not only on preparing students academically in their chosen areas of study, but also on preparing them through a student-centered experience.