This documentary features outdoorsman Bill Mason and his family as they camp and canoe in the wilderness. The film fosters an appreciation for the art of canoeing while celebrating the sheer joy and beauty of nature. Along their trip, the Masons experience countless adventures and some breathtaking scenery, including indigenous rock carvings by Lake Superior.
Ages 10 to 17
Physical Education - Outdoor Education
Science - Biology
Science - Earth Science and Geology
Science - Life Systems/Ecology
Useful as an introduction to the art of wilderness canoeing and camping. Useful for younger grades as an introduction to various wilderness animals that inhabit the land and waters of Lake Superior. Discussion topics could include the dangers of canoeing, how to run rapids safely, portaging and the preservation of the wilderness environment. Of interest is the importance of working together to ensure everyone’s safety and well-being.