Back to Nature

April 17, 2020
COURTESY OF MACGILLIVRAY FREEMAN FILMS

The IMAX documentary Into America’s Wild highlights the natural beauty of the United States. It follows a long-distance hiker, a former astronaut, and a pilot. They explore some of America’s stunning landscapes. These include Utah’s Pando aspen grove and Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly.

Ariel Tweto is one of the adventurers in the film. She’s a bush pilot who grew up in Alaska. Tweto told TIME for Kids that she has always loved spending time outdoors. She’s passionate about helping people connect with nature. “Being outside makes you a more well-rounded person,” she says.

Tweto believes that kids who spend time in the wilderness are often inspired to protect the environment. “If you’re not out experiencing nature, why would you take care of it?” she says. Check the film’s website to learn about its featured locations and find showtimes.