Your office is cordially invited to a special event featuring a journey to the Arctic in virtual reality. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a cherished landscape owned by all Americans. Yet after decades of protection, the Trump administration is barreling forward with plans to open this irreplaceable wilderness to the fossil fuel industry for oil and gas drilling. These plans have been met with widespread opposition, including from indigenous Gwich'in people who rely on the caribou that migrate to the Refuge and consider the area targeted for drilling to be sacred.
Bernadette Demientieff, executive director of the Gwich'in Steering Committee, will be in attendance and can speak about why it is so important to protect the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge from oil and gas drilling.
Using Oculus Go headsets, Earthjustice will offer personal screenings of the 7-minute 360° film experience. "Too Wild To Drill" brings you directly to the threatened coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge. You'll also visit an Arctic Gwich'in village and Prudhoe Bay, the epicenter of oil and gas drilling in America's Arctic.
Explore the Arctic in Virtual Reality – Presented by Earthjustice
Where: Rayburn Foyer
When: Feb. 11, 5-7:30 p.m.
With special guest Bernadette Demientieff, executive director of the Gwich'in Steering Committee