This summer, Denver Parks and Recreation hosted an outdoor movie night in conjunction with the annual School Supply Drive. The classic fun thriller Jurassic Park
was screened at the Denver Botanic Gardens, which was a perfect venue for a film about natural plant and animal relationships from the prehistoric times to today. There were life-sized dinosaur replicas on view, and children could play in a dinosaur dig site designed just for them.
The outdoor cinema event was free, but guests were asked to bring a new school supply item to support the Denver Department of Human Services' (DDHS) Annual School Supply Drive. The supplies were handed out to over 3,000 homeless, foster and underprivileged youth in the Denver area. "School supplies are essential to helping create the right learning environment in the classroom," Mayor John Hickenlooper said (Denver.yourhub.com
). "This year, more than ever because of the economic downturn, we need individuals and businesses to rise to the challenge and donate supplies to help these kids be successful learners."
Overall the event was a great success! Families enjoyed coming out and seeing a fun movie under the stars; the dinosaur thriller was fun for children and adults alike. And the event was for a good cause: thousands of children around Denver were benefited by the school supply donations. A win-win situation for all!