In his new feature documentary Borealis, acclaimed director Kevin McMahon (Waterlife) travels deep into the heart of the boreal forest to explore the chorus of life in Canada’s iconic wilderness. How do trees move, communicate and survive the destructive forces of fire, insects, and human encroachment? Borealis offers an immersive portrait of the lifecycles of the forest from the perspective of the plants and animals that live there.
Ages 15 to 18
Geography - Environmental Issues
Science - Environmental Science
Science - Life Systems/Ecology
Social Studies - Environmental Challenges
A beautifully shot documentary on the importance of the boreal forest. Excellent for understanding the interactions within the ecosystem as well as the impact of humans and climate change on the forest. Create a web showing the interactions within the boreal forest ecosystem. What are the important roles of the boreal forest? What is the impact of human activity on the boreal forest? What is changing the boreal forest? What is being done to preserve the boreal forest? Research where the boreal forest is, what species are endangered in the forest, and what is being done to preserve them.