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Documentary The Family Farm

In a journey across the majestic Canadian countryside, The Family Farm explores the diverse agricultural pursuits of earnest farm families and serves as a window into small scale farming. A season spent with these farmers and others reveals the key role they play in sustaining traditional farm knowledge, promoting environmental stewardship and maintaining food security. The Family Farm focuses on ...
  • 2014
  • 01:10:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/11/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Kathy Conlan, marine biologist researching marine life on Antarctic ocean floor (short version)

Kathy Conlan is a marine biologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature who studies creatures that live on the ocean floor. She tells us about the impact of pollution on this biodiversity in Antarctica, observed while diving under the ice!
  • 2010
  • 00:01:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Kathy Conlan, marine biologist researching marine life on Antarctic ocean floor (long version)

Kathy Conlan is a marine biologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature who studies creatures that live on the ocean floor. She tells us about the impact of pollution on this biodiversity in Antarctica, observed while diving under the ice!
  • 2019
  • 00:03:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Lynn Gillespie, botanist sharing knowledge of plants

Sharing knowledge with youth is an important part of a scientist’s job. Lynn Gillespie, Head of Botany at the Canadian Museum of Nature, joins the Students on Ice expedition and shares her interest in studying plants.
  • 2011
  • 00:04:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Puijila, the “walking” seal

A Canadian Museum of Nature scientist discovers evolutionary evidence of a mammal transforming to “return” to the sea. An amazing fossil from the Arctic of 20 million years ago, Puijila darwini is a land animal that links to the origin of seals.
  • 2009
  • 00:04:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Clues to climate change in Arctic lakes and rivers

Biologist and diatom expert Paul Hamilton finds clues about climate change by studying tiny life forms in the Arctic’s lakes and rivers. Hamilton talks about his work examining microscopic life in the Arctic.
  • 2013
  • 00:02:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Arctic fossil forest of 50 million years ago

Fossil sites in the Arctic from about 50 million years ago provide a glimpse of life that evolved in the tropical forest under extreme greenhouse conditions. The Arctic was a warm, wet, swampy, forested place 50 million years ago. Ellesmere Island is a key fossil site in Canada's High Arctic, where the remains of unique mammal species can tell us ...
  • 2011
  • 00:03:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/13/2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Botanist Jeff Saarela discusses climate change and shrubification

Some thoughts from a botanist about how climate change could affect the range and type of plant life that is fundamental to life in the Arctic.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/13/2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Lemmings: The Arctic tundra's "lunch box"

Mammalogist Dr. Dominique Fauteux introduces lemmings – the tundra’s “lunch box”. These small Arctic rodents have an ecological footprint much bigger than their tiny size would suggest. Their population cycle has a great impact on their Arctic predators — from the Arctic fox and ermine, to the snowy owl and gyrfalcon. Video presentation partially in French with English subtitles.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/12/2019

Canadian Museum of Nature Camel discovery in High Arctic

Who knew camels originate from the Americas and lived in the Arctic? An amazing discovery in Canada’s Arctic reveals a camel that lived on Ellesmere Island about 3.5 million years ago. New insight into camel evolution comes from an amazing discovery of bones from the leg of an extinct giant camel in Canada's High Arctic. Natalia Rybczynski, Ph.D., a palaeobiologist ...
  • 2013
  • 00:03:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/12/2019

The Nature of Things Under Thin Ice

Under Thin Ice follows Canadian extreme divers and cinematographers Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr on a journey to investigate how Arctic wildlife is adjusting to global warming. The Arctic is a majestic world, home to wildlife rarely seen further south: bowhead whales, polar bears, narwhals and walruses. Life thrives on and under a legendary blanket of snow and ice, covering millions ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Invisible Copycat

While out on his walk, Scout hears a mysterious copycat repeating everything he says. But who could it be?
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/04/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Storybook in the Sky

Scout tells the Gumboot Kids he is preparing to watch a storybook in the sky. But what kind of storybook is in the sky?
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/04/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Shrinking Friend

Scout notices his friend has shrunk. But how can this be? With three clues in hand, the Gumboot Kids search for the answer.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 12/04/2019

Documentary Under Thin Ice (long version)

In Under Thin Ice, two divers, Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr, tell us about their risky expedition to the Canadian Arctic. They had first intended to document arctic ecosystems and marine wildlife, but were faced with an unexpected reality. The Arctic is warming very fast and the animals are not where they used to be. Through their testimonies, Jill and Mario ...
  • 2019
  • 00:51:51
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/27/2019

News in Review - November 2019 Greta Thunberg: Climate Activism and the Youth Movement

Climate change is on everybody’s mind but a teen from Sweden has taken it to a new level of awareness. Greta Thunberg, 16, has taken her activism around the world as she brings her unfaltering message that we must stop damaging our planet now. From school walkouts to global marches and strikes, she fearlessly faces off against politicians, pundits and ...
  • 2019
  • 00:18:41
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/20/2019

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News in Review - October 2019 Smart Cities: Utopia or Blight?

Smart cities are the way of the future. Well-planned, massive projects that promise smarter, efficient, greener living with the promise of economic prosperity. At an estimated cost of one hundred billion dollars Forest City in Malaysia is one of the largest master-planned cities in the world. But the project has met with severe criticism including those who say the Indigenous ...
  • 2019
  • 00:17:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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News in Review - October 2019 Alberta's Energy Future: Pipelines vs. Renewables

For decades Alberta’s economy has been tied to oil and gas production. But when industry recession hit, Alberta’s economy took the hit. Some parts of the energy sector blame the government for not building pipelines to get their product to market. Some are turning their sights in another direction. They say the future of energy lies in renewables like sun, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:10:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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News in Review - September 2019 Climate Change: Canada’s Melting Permafrost

In Canada's Arctic, climate change is already impacting communities and changing ways of life. According to scientists, Canada's northern climate is warming almost three times faster than the global average. As things warm up, the permafrost in the North -- that frozen underlying layer of ground -- is also melting. And that's threatening the way of life for many who ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop The impact deforestation has on plants and nature

An overview of the dangers deforestation poses to both plants and animals. This video highlights the impact habitat loss has on animals, how it causes their numbers to decrease, even to the point of extinction. The impact it has on humans is also discussed; in particular, how the lack of trees to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen leads to increased ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop How can we protect plants and nature?

An entertaining overview of some of the ways we can help to protect plants and nature. This video looks at ecology, nature reserves and conservation, while also refreshing some of the topics covered in the rest of the series. Teacher notes: You could ask your students to come up with a list of things that humans do that have both ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:59
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of Water

Can the foundation of Canada be traced back to Indigenous waterways and trade routes? In this episode, Falen and Leah take a trip across the Great Lakes, they talk corn and vampires, and discuss some big concerns currently facing Canada's water. What is the past, present and future of this precious resource?View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:50:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

Tai Asks Why How will we fix climate change?

Climate change is an important issue that will greatly affect our future, but there are steps that young people can take individually, in their community and through their government, that will help combat the effects of climate change.View the Tai Asks Why curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:21:17
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Nature of Things The Wonder of the Northern Lights

The northern lights are one of the greatest natural wonders of our world. They have dazzled people for thousands of years and intrigued scientists for centuries. Now, an international team of scientists are uncovering the mysteries of the lights, and what they can teach us.
  • 2018
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2019

The Nature of Things Something in the Air

For a Canadian family living in Beijing, putting on face-masks to guard against smog is part of the morning routine. In China, air pollution causes more than 3,000 premature deaths every day. And cities across Asia and Europe — including London and Paris — now have to ban downtown traffic to manage their “Airpocalypse” days. But what about here at ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2019