In November, I attended the Geological Society of America’s annual meeting in Charlotte, NC and I heard geologist Dr. Scott Tinker discuss his new energy documentary Switch, which has evolved into a larger project, the SWITCH Energy Project, consisting of a documentary film, video excerpts and an education program.
While I haven’t seen the film yet, it promises to be an “agenda-free documentary, embraced across political lines.” According to the website, the goal in making this documentary was “not to advocate for one technology over another, not to suggest how the transition should happen — but to try to determine how it actually would happen, based on scientifically-sound investigation and the practical realities of the world of energy as we discovered them.”
A two-minute trailer is available for viewing and approximately 300 short videos, organized by resource and topic are also available! Video-based lesson plans, co-developed by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) are coming soon.
If you get a chance to see the film and/or utilize the short videos, please leave a comment about this resource.