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Longleaf Film Festival Official Selections 2019
Join us live to learn which films will be part of Longleaf 2019, a free-to-attend juried event. Festival dates are May 10-11, 2019, at our home base, the North Carolina Museum of History. We screen narrative and documentary shorts and features, music videos, and animated films too! Check out for the festival schedule (coming soon) and reserve your spot for one of our free panels, Movies-N-Moonlight, the Wrap Party, and more. Don't miss the Opening Reception for Official Selection Filmmakers and Friends on Friday, May 10, tickets available from our website, Making Films is Making History!
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Science Cafe: Saving the World's Most Endangered Turtles
The Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) was established in 2001 in response to the “Asian Turtle Crisis” in which unsustainable numbers of turtles were being harvested from the wild for the food trade, pet trade, and traditional Chinese medicine. The TSA is an active conservation organization working in 13 countries as well as in the U.S. Based in South Carolina, TSA works to conserve 20 of the top 25 most endangered turtles in the world. With a goal of “zero turtle extinctions,” it utilizes relationships with zoos, aquariums, government organizations, other non-profit organizations and the private sector to help turtle species continue to persist both in the wild and in captivity. The mission of the TSA is that one day, future generations of turtles can be repatriated where these species have once been found.
"Trillium Hunting in the Southeast"
Presented by Jeremy Schmidt, Juniper Level Botanic Garden
Jeremy Schmidt explores trilliums in situ where, much like humans, every group of trilliums speaks a different dialect that cannot be thoroughly and accurately understood or classified in herbaria alone. The taxonomic conversation continues every spring as trilliums emerge ex-situ in Juniper Level Botanic Garden. From a single climate, a single elevation, a single soil condition, and a single vantage point, JLGB staff continue the taxonomic discussion with representatives from trillium populations spanning 25,000 square miles across the southeastern United States. The environmental consistency within a single botanic garden provides a stable scientific foundation for our continued classification of Southeast trilliums. At JLBG, ex-situ conservation is where taxonomy meets "pointillism." Each population paints a dot on a map. With so many dots, JLBG is painting a detailed, groundbreaking pointillist picture of the genus Trillium as it occurs in the Southeast. Join Jeremy as he passionately shares his (and JLBG 's) love and understanding of the genus in hopes that everyone will know Trillium by name.
Mr. Wuf at the North Carolina Museum of Art
March Madness, Museum style! Mascots from Triangle universities NC State, UNC-CH, and Duke visited the NCMA's free permanent collection to spot wolves, dogs, sheep, devils, and, of course, lots of red and blue.
Robbie Phillips for Diva 2019!
Robbie Phillips is a candidate for RLT's Divas competition in 2019. Learn more about the show & get tickets here ( and support Robbie's Divas campaign here (

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