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Beaver Family

Beaver Family

| 14 min

A short silent film portraying Grey Owl, the famous conservationist, and a family of beavers who would come when he called and take food from his hand without the slightest fear. The film is set in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba. The story of Grey Owl's life was the subject of a 1999 feature film starring Pierce Brosnan.


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Ages 7 to 11

Family Studies/Home Economics - Relationships
Science - Life Systems/Ecology

Have the students come up with a list of observations about the beavers in their natural environment. What do they do? How do they do it? Ask students what it would be like to talk to animals. Make up stories using this idea.

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