Sustainability Film Series – “Cane Toads: The Conquest” April 22

The next film in the Spring Sustainability Film Series is Cane Toads: The Conquest.

Showtime is 6 p.m. Monday, April 22  in WA-104 with an introduction by Eric Flagg.

The documentary Cane Toads: The Conquest is a comic yet provocative account of Australia’s most notorious environmental blunder from filmmaker Mark Lewis. It details the spread of an invasive species of Hawaiian sugar-cane toads through Australia in a botched effort to introduce them as counter pests to the grey back beetle that was wreaking havoc on the country’s sugar cane fields. The true story is narrated with great humor and does a wonderful job of explaining the dangers of introducing alien flora and fauna into an ecosystem.

Click here to visit the official website for the movie.

Click here for more information on the Spring Sustainability Film Series.