Los Angeles, CA—Director Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell will release an educational version of their documentary, Kiss the Ground. Available in 18 languages and including on-street interviews, the 45-minute-long school version is available now at no cost to community educators.
Along with the film, National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) has provided free, NGSS-aligned science lesson plans and student activity sheets to educators and students nationwide. The classroom-ready materials will explore regeneration topics and will be available in late March on Nsta.org.
Providing this documentary for free is an important step in getting today’s youth prepared to lead in regeneration and climate change reversal, said Josh Tickell in a press release.
The school version of the film represents an important moment for the United States educational system, added Rebecca Tickell. She said: “This is the first time that climate change reversal through regeneration and drawdown will be taught in classrooms—both online and in person. The new version of the film for schools and the forthcoming curricula will provide powerful new tools to students everywhere.”
A DVD version, which includes both the 45-minute education cut and the original 84-minute version, is also available globally to schools. A follow-up curriculum will also be released without charge on Earth Day, April 22, 2021.
Kiss the Ground is currently playing on Netflix and Vimeo on Demand. Interested educators can watch the trailer for a closer look.
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