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The Intertidal Zone

The Intertidal Zone

| 16 min

This documentary explores the ecosystems of the intertidal zone in British Columbia. An "intertidal zone" is an area that is covered by the highest tides and exposed during the lowest. The filmmakers study the ecology of this unique environment, including its life cycles and food chains.

  • director
    David Denning
  • cinematography
    David Denning
  • producer
    George Johnson
  • executive producer
    John Taylor
  • editing
    Bruce Giesbrecht
  • sound editing
    Charles Wilkinson
  • re-recording
    Paul Sharpe
  • narrator
    Stan Peters
  • music
    Bruce Ruddell


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Ages 11 to 15

Study Guide - Guide 1

Science - Life Systems/Ecology

Have students research why intertidal zones are important to marine life. Divide the class into small groups and ask each group to research an animal that lives in an intertidal zone and present the findings to the class. Ask each student to compose a poem inspired by the tide and marine life.

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