Watch “Evan all mighty” (again)
Visit Noah’s Ark at the Skirball cultural center, in Los Angeles (and never want to leave)
Read “The Ark” by Arthur Geisert
Draw rainbows (when feeling happy)
Modern day Noah is depicted in the entertaining comedy Evan Almighty with Steve Carell as junior congressman Evan Bexter, whose wish to “change the world” is heard by non other than God, played by Morgan Freeman. When god appears with the perplexing request to build an ark, Evan is sure he is loosing it. Evan will have to do the work that God has given him in what promises to be an unusual adventure for a man who just wanted to serve his country, might actually be serving humanity.
The movie will please the whole family, perfect for family movie night.
The making of the movie evolved to have a bigger calling than pure entertainment. A partnership between the production company and the Conservation Fund founded the “Almighty Forest” which concluded with the planting of 33,400 trees. In addition the film's production went Carbon Neutral, and 'zeroed out' the carbon emissions by planting 2050 trees in Virginia and California; they also recycled production materials and donated trees and building materials to Habitat for Humanity. All crew members were given bicycles by director Tom Shadyac to reduce car usage.
Noah’s Ark at the Skirball cultural center, Los Angeles
Imagine yourself immersed in a favorite childhood tale, inside a floor-to-ceiling wooden ark, filled to the rafters with whimsical animals. A variety of cuddly animals side by side with 350 creatures crafted from recycled materials and everyday objects, including bottle caps, bicycle parts, baseball mitts, croquet balls, mop heads, and rear-view mirrors.
You and your family will play, build, climb, explore, collaborate, and more. Conduct a storm, help construct the ark, and bask in the glow of a beautiful rainbow. This is a one of a kind destination that invites visitors of all generations to have fun—and to connect with one another, learn the value of community, and help build a better world.
WARNING: Your kids may not want to leave the ark.
The Ark, by Arthur Geisert
An introductory paragraph from Genesis sets the stage, but after that, words are minimal. Double-page spreads of beautiful cream and black etchings. You have to see it for yourself. Thanks Natasha for finding this book. Good for all ages
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