IMAX film peers inside beaver dam

  • Sun Aug 12th, 2012 1:55pm
  • Life

The beavers are back.

Adopt A Stream Foundation and the Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Department are reshowing the IMAX movie on beavers, “The Biggest Dam Movie Ever.”

This popular film follows a family of beavers in the heart of the pristine Canadian Rocky Mountains, capturing amazing footage of beavers creating a dam and growing up and living their lives.

“Everyone really enjoys hearing the baby beavers ‘talk’ with their parents and watching them grow into adults,” said Adopt A Stream Foundation director Tom Murdoch.

After the movie, Murdoch will answer questions about beaver habits and habitat requirements in the area.

The beaver program kicks off with a presentation by “Sammy the Salmon,” a six-foot-long talking salmon character.

Sammy will introduce the program by describing how beaver dams are good for salmon and trout. Sammy will show a short underwater viewing of the life cycle of salmon produced by Japan’s Hokkaido Television and Broadcasting, according to press material.

The beavers program is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. The 31-minute movie is family friendly and geared for kids. The showing is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are required by calling 425-316-8592.

Herald staff