This Fall, newportFILM headed back to school with the students and teachers through our youth program, newportFILM edu.

Thanks to the support from 11th Hour Racing, Salve Regina University & the Jane Pickens Theater, newportFILM edu program served over 1,600 Aquidneck Island public & private school students from grades 6th through 12th with five screenings of the eco-doc The Serengeti Rules.

The Serengeti Rules takes viewers on a journey to the most remote and spectacular places on Earth as five pioneering scientists make surprising discoveries that flip our understanding of nature on its head, and offer new hope for restoring our world.

Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. They discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be.

newportFILM hosted the five screenings in October, bringing together students from Thompson Middle School, Lawn Middle School, Gaudent Middle School, Portsmouth Middle School, Tiverton Middle School, The Pennfield School, and St. Michael’s Country Day School, The East Bay Metropolitan School, and Rogers High School.

newportFILM first screened The Serengeti Rules in July at Newport Beach House as part of newportFILM outdoors. More about the film at  


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If you think your school, or home-schooled child would be interested in attending future educational screenings, contact us at

Photo Credit: Jennifer Manville Photography