On June 10, the California Academy of Sciences hosted the first annual KQED Science Youth Media Festival. Young filmmakers with their friends and family came from all over the area to participate in a great showcase of over 20 videos about environmental issues. The videos ranged in a variety of environmental issues like air quality, greenhouse gases, water quality, ocean acidification, conservation, food justice, and sustainability. All selected videos were granted iTunes gift cards.

The festival showcased the videos under 5 categories: Water, Air, Food, Sustainability, and Conservation.

The jurors awarded three winning videos in both the high school and middle school age groups. The winners won Apple mobile devices. Below are the winners.

Each of the video players are playlists that host 3 videos, respectively. To view the other videos in the playlist, click on the text that says “Playlist” on the bottom of the player. A window will slide up and you can see the other videos. Click on one to view.

High school winners:

Middle school winners:

Congratulations to all of the accepted entries and winners of the festival. See you next year!

Youth Voice their Environmental Concerns at the KQED Science Youth Media Festival 23 July,2012Matthew Williams


Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams is a filmmaker and media educator who has recently transplanted to Oakland from Los Angeles. He believes that you are what you eat and feels everyone should have a multitude of dietary options for self-realization. Matthew is the Educational Technologist at KQED.

Sponsored by

Become a KQED sponsor