We are happy to share the launch of the new Exploring the Great Bear Sea Post-Secondary Resource – now available at
http://www.greatbearsea.net. This resource supplements the film The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future by
Green Fire Productions, and is a tool instructors can use to explore themes in a variety of post-secondary subject areas, including
environmental science, marine studies, resource management, coastal geography, Indigenous studies and social sciences (law, governance, sociology, etc.).
The Great Bear Sea encompasses the waters that surround the Great Bear Rainforest along the North Coast of British
Columbia and extends from Campbell River on Vancouver Island to the border of BC and Alaska. This region of BC’s coast is one of the
richest marine ecosystems in the world, has enormous cultural significance to the people who live here, and contains important resources for BC’s economy.
The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future film was created in collaboration with Coastal First Nations.
The film showcases how coastal BC communities, 17 First Nations and the provincial government are collaborating to plan for the future and ensure this region is sustained for generations to come.
The resource is free to download and includes the following:
* a facilitator’s guide
* student resources to use in the classroom, including brief overviews and detailed case studies
* instructor resources, including background information, suggested activities and discussion questions to use in the classroom, additional links and resources (such as maps, research data, etc.)
* the full-length Great Bear Sea film as well as a variety of short film clips on the YouTube playlist to supplement teaching and learning
In addition to this Post-Secondary Resource there are also Elementary and Secondary Resources available for free online at
http://www.greatbearsea.net. Please consider forwarding the attached flyer to those who may be interested in any of these resources.
The Great Bear Sea Team