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Squaw Valley Institute to screen award-winning film Chasing Ice

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Squaw Valley Institute (SVI) will bring the film Chasing Ice to Squaw Valley on Thursday, May 2. Preceding the showing of the movie, SVI will host a half-hour panel discussion featuring Randall Osterhuber, director for the Central Sierra Snow Lab on Donner Summit, to provide insight into climate change and its impact on Tahoe's snowpack.

The event takes place at Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley, with a no-host reception beginning at 6:30 p.m., panel discussion beginning at 7 p.m. and 76-minute film showing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free to Squaw Valley Institute members and all kids under 18. Tickets are $10 for general public if purchasing online at http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org or at the door. Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City also selling in-store advance $5 tickets.

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate.

Chasing Ice is the story of one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

This presentation is being brought to the area with community support from Integrated Environmental Restoration Services — local leaders in watershed restoration projects — along with the Snowlands Network, an organization in support of human powered sports and the protection of winter wildlands. A raffle will be held after the film in support of the Snowlands Network.

About Squaw Valley Institute

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Squaw Valley Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting programs having artistic, cultural and educational values. The Institute presents lectures, performances, forums, exhibitions and classes in the unique mountain environment of Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe, Truckee and surrounding communities, bringing together visitors, residents and friends in the truest sense of community. Upcoming on May 23, SVI will bring a presentation on America's Cup to the Tahoe Yacht Club.

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