In this feature-length documentary, husband and wife team Karsten Heuer (wildlife biologist) and Leanne Allison (environmentalist) follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot across 1500 km of Arctic tundra. In following the herd's migration, the couple hopes to raise awareness of the threats to the caribou's survival. Along the way they brave Arctic weather, icy rivers, hordes of mosquitoes and a very hungry grizzly bear. Dramatic footage and video diaries combine to provide an intimate perspective of an epic expedition.
Ages 11 to 17
Study Guide - Guide 1
Geography - Territory: Regional
Physical Education - Outdoor Education
Science - Life Systems/Ecology
Social Studies - Development/Global Issues
Discuss the conditions of the refuge grounds and whether they should be preserved. How can we contribute to these animals’ survival? Map the expedition to see the amazing journey. Have the class make a written diary to accompany the video diary of the scientists. If appropriate, arrange a wildernesses camping trip with older students and keep a video/written diary of the experience.