Austin Teacher Wins Trip to "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Premiere in Los Angeles

"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" was a gorgeous and alluring film that highlighted the terrible plight of lemurs in today’s world."

04-04-2014 // Anne Goddard

Carey Stanton

National Wildlife Federation is proud to announce that Odom Elementary School biology teacher, Jack Jeansonne, has been named winner of National Wildlife Federation’s “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” Premiere Sweepstakes. The film opens exclusively in IMAX© theaters April 4th!

Jack Jeansonne and his two daughters, Emmaline (age 14) and Eleanor (age 11) were the lucky winners of the nationwide sweepstakes. The family was flown to Los Angeles on March 29th and were able to walk the red carpet with celebrities like Morgan Freeman and meet some real lemur ambassadors and the conservationists dedicated to saving them.

"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" was a gorgeous and alluring film that highlighted the terrible plight of lemurs in today’s world," said Jack Jeansonne. "Luckily, the film made me realize that through sustainable practices, Madagascar and its lemur population can be saved."

The film is the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers – lemurs. Captured with IMAX 3D cameras and narrated by Morgan Freeman, the film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar with trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright on her lifelong mission to help these highly endangered creatures survive in the modern world.

National Wildlife Federation teamed up with "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" as an education partner. The organization asked contest entrants to tell them about their favorite native species in the United States and to enter the sweepstakes and meet real-life conservation heroes.

"The film made me want to go to Madagascar and help out and support organizations that will help save lemurs," said Eleanor Jeansonne.  

For more information about National Wildlife Federation’s partnership and to help protect wildlife please visit NWF’s site for “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar.” For more National Wildlife Federation news, visit: www.nwf.org/news.

 

 

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