Odyssey in 2 Biospheres
This is a film about the lives of three of the original team of eight who lived inside Biosphere 2 for two years (Sept 26, 1991 – Sept 26, 1993). It will review what they learned, how they are applying that today in ‘Biosphere 1’ (earth’s biosphere) and what they are doing now with their work at Biosphere Foundation. The story will speak to a shift in consciousness that they experienced: the health of our biosphere is synonymous to the health of our wellbeing. Put in another way, we are all together and it is our responsibility to care for our earth’s biosphere. It is ours to love.
ABOUT THE FILM
Team of narrators
- Abigail Alling (Gaie) was Director of Scientific Research inside BIO2, and in charge of the ocean, the marsh, and the water systems. She wrote Life Under Glass The Inside Story of Biosphere 2 (The Biosphere Press/ 1993) with fellow ‘biospherians’ Mark Nelson and Sally Silverstone. She co-Founded Biosphere Foundation and continues today as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
- Mark Van Thillo (Laser) was responsible for BIO2’s technical systems, and co-Captain of the team of eight. Today, he is the Chief Operations Officer of Biosphere Foundation and the Captain of sailing vessel Mir ( a classic 1910 sailing ship). He has documented on video both their life inside BIO2, as well as their work now at Biosphere Foundation.
- Sally Silverstone (Sierra) was the co-Captain of the 1991-1993 mission with Mark as well as the Director of Agriculture and Food Systems. She continues today with Biosphere Foundation as the Chief Financial Officer and the Director of Agriculture & Forestry. She currently directs our agriculture and forestry programs in NW Bali and is the coordinator of the Biosphere Stewardship Education Programs.
Biosphere 2 – A Marvel of Ecological Engineering
In much the same way that astronauts have looked back from outer space on our blue planet with a sense of awe and wonder at its beauty and preciousness, Biosphere 2’s team of eight scientists explored and celebrated the interdependence and interconnectedness of life from the inner space of a unique glass-enclosed structure in the Arizona desert.
To read more – click here to view a 2016 article about the experiment.