Catalogue Number: BYP012
Producer: Brandy Y Productions
Subject: Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Diversity, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, Nature, Science, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2012
Running Time: 47
Closed Captions: Yes
A documentary about Canada's quest to get new immigrants in touch with nature. It also explores the consequences of a life devoid of nature. The documentary follows new immigrants as they explore Canada's national and provincial parks, as part of new outdoor wilderness programs developed by Parks Canada and Alberta Parks. It also shows new Canadians, as they get involved in nature programs in the Albertan cities of Edmonton and Calgary. The goal of these initiatives is to help newcomers become educated about the wilderness available to them in Canada by taking away barriers that stop them from exploring. These barriers include the cost of transportation, accommodation, park fees, fear and lack of knowledge. "It is incredibly important that everybody gets out and learns about nature," says Robert Bateman, Canadian Wildlife Artist and Environmentalist. "For new immigrants, if they want to really partake of Canada, devour Canada, become a bit more Canadian, I think that nature is absolutely a must."
Produced by Brandy Yanchyk.
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