About Tahoe Film Fest

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Tahoe Film Fest 

Tahoe Film Fest is a relatively new addition to the cultural atmosphere in one of the most spectacular places to visit.

Those who live in and around Lake Tahoe respect their environment and there are countless organizations that exist to protect beautiful Lake Tahoe.

The premiere section of our programming are environmental films. We try to locate new and important environmental films to showcase as a way of not only educating our young people, but to celebrate the efforts of everyone who helps to maintain the beauty of such a pristine lake and its’ surroundings.

Tahoe Film Fest also celebrates a section of American Independent Films, New Films from Latin America and a Filmmaker Tribute. Last year, we honored the extraordinary and multi-talented Robin Williams as he was a great admirer of the Tahoe region.

Tickets will be available in the fall.

About SWEP

SWEP is proud to present the Tahoe Film Fest

swep logoMISSION

SWEP promotes environmental stewardship by connecting students to their community and local environment through comprehensive watershed education and service learning.  

VISION  

Students in the Tahoe/Truckee region understand the environment in which they live and are empowered to take action in their community to make a positive difference.  Students, together with community partners and teachers, work collaboratively to address relevant environmental and social issues.  

WHAT WE DO  

SWEP fulfills our mission by collaborating with local teachers, school districts and community partners to address pertinent environmental issues. SWEP programs, operating in the Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD) since 1996, emphasize service learning because of the multiple benefits to both students and communities.  

Students benefit by participating in meaningful learning activities that are relevant to their life experience, developing higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, problem solving, and decision-making, and exploring future career pathways.  

Communities benefit from service learning projects because the service activities in which the students engage address a specific community problem or meet a particular community need. An additional benefit is the creation of young community members with a strong sense of civic responsibility and the skills, experience, and leadership to accomplish community good.

SWEP HISTORY  

Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) is a small, community-oriented non-profit organization based within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. We started out in 1994 as a small group of parents and teachers interested in providing comprehensive science education to the students in our local classrooms. In 1995, SWEP received a grant from AmeriCorps and Adopt-A-Watershed and began to incorporate science programs, outdoor field studies, and ecological restoration projects into the curriculum of our local school district. SWEP officially incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1996. We currently have two staff members, a committed volunteer core, and an active Board of Directors that collectively help us achieve our mission.  

Visit the SWEP website.