Wildlife Heroes Aren’t Just In the Movies

NWF   |   April 4, 2008

Last night I went to a special screening of Nim’s Island, the new Walden Media movie starring Jody Foster, Abigail Breslin, and Gerard Butler.

This movie is about people who find the courage to protect what they are most passionate about. Nim is a young girl who must protect her island home and her island friends.  Alex Rover (Jodie Foster’s character) is trying to help Nim rescue her father who is lost at sea.  Both must overcome their fears to take the steps necessary to protect what they love.

I believe we can all make a difference, whatever our age, if we do what’s needed to protect the wildlife and wild places we care so much about.

Walden Media is sponsoring Nim’s Island, Our World Environmental Challenge.  Students across the country are being asked to identify an environmental problem and describe how the problem could be solved in order to protect the environment.

I hope Nim’s story will inspire young viewers to become real-life conservation heroes, just like Nim. Entries for Nim’s Island, Our World Environmental Challenge are accepted through April 11th.  Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22.  For more information and to enter the contest, go to http://reelthinking.nimsisland.com.

Published: April 4, 2008