Carleton Instructor to Participate in Documentary Screening and Panel at Nature Trail Fundraising Event

Carleton University’s Michael Runtz, a Department of Biology instructor in the Faculty of Science, will be participating in a screening and panel discussion of the documentary film The Messenger in support of the Macnamara Trail Extension project.

When: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, doors open at 6 p.m., screening will take place at 7 p.m.

Where: O’Brien Theatre, 147 John Street North, Arnprior, K7S 2N8

Info: Tickets are $20 each with proceeds directed to the Macnamara Trail Extension project. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online. The Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club is a registered charity.

The Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club will be holding the screening and panel discussion to launch the club’s fundraising campaign for the Macnamara Trail Extension project. Instructor and club president Runtz will be joined by Ted Cheskey, Nature Canada’s senior conservation manager (Bird Conservation, Education and Networks) and a member of Safe Wings Ottawa.

About the Messenger
The Messenger, directed by Su Rynard, is a documentary that focuses on the plight of songbirds due to man-made threats. Viewed as a potential “canary in the coal mine” of environmental changes, the film examines dwindling songbird populations in locations throughout the world.

The film has received numerous accolades including a Canadian Screen Awards nomination for Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary.

Media Contact
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718

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