MANCHESTER - The Vermont Land Trust is partnering with local retailer, The Mountain Goat, and Patagonia, Inc. to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Burr & Burton Academy's Riley Center Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7-9 p.m. Theater doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of award-winning environmental and adventure films that illustrate the beauty of the natural world, the challenges facing our planet's ecosystems, and the conservation work being done by communities around the world. The films tell stories of high-adrenaline exploration and adventure, inspiring conservation campaigns, and sustainable agriculture endeavors.

Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and $5 for students under 18.

Advance tickets can be purchased at the Mountain Goat in Manchester, or by visiting the first 50 people who buy tickets will receive a free special edition Nalgene water bottle. There also will be a reception and a raffle during intermission featuring a selection of prizes from Patagonia, Inc. and The Mountain Goat. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Vermont Land Trust.

For more information, contact Milena Zuccotti, membership and outreach manager at 802-262-1241 or milena@vlt.org. The Mountain Goat is located at 4886 Main Street; call 802-362-5159, or visit their Web site at www.mountaingoat.com.