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In partnership with Vidcraft Productions of Corner Brook, NL, Intervale produces high quality educational videos for specific audiences and the general public. Our productions are used by professional associations, universities, biological field stations, Aboriginal Organizations, schools, and nonprofit organizations. The Government of Newfoundland & Labrador has adopted some of our videos that support the provincial environmental science curriculum.
Cod: Renewing a Bountiful Catch
Until the 1960s, the abundance of Atlantic cod in Newfoundland & Labrador waters was the largest in the world. What were some of the biological and cultural indicators of that abundance? This educational video was created with the help of fish harvesters and scientists from Memorial University of Newfoundland, who describe the abundance of cod stocks pre-1990s and what all of us can do to help with recovery of this important and iconic species. Suitable for workshops and classroom use. Produced in 2011 by Intervale with Vidcraft Productions. 17 mins.
Wolffish: A Balance of Life
Three species of wolffish--northern, spotted, and Atlantic--occur in eastern Canadian waters and the Atlantic occurs also in the Gulf of Maine. All three species experienced serious population declines during the 1980s and 1990s. This DVD takes a look at the underwater habits of the striped wolffish and introduces the viewer to fish harvesters who encounter wolffish at sea. Produced in 2007 by Intervale with Vidcraft Productions. Financial support provided by the Government of Canada Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk.
Peat: Nature's Gift
Peatlands perform vital ecosystem services such as regulating water flow and storing carbon found in soils. Peat can also be harvested responsibly using techniques designed for ecological sustainability. Sphagnum peat found in peatlands can be used effectively for treating wastewater. This DVD provides an overview of the remarkable qualities of peat and how some communities are finding practical solutions to wastewater treatment challenges through the application of peat as a filtering system. Produced in 2010 by Intervale with Vidcraft Productions. 23 mins.
Renewing Hope for Species Recovery
How can we expect our children years from now to continue the important work of marine species recovery, if we do not encourage them as children to learn about the sea? Filmed along beautiful coastal areas of Newfoundland and Labrador, this short video explores that question. Intended for parents and guardians, it suggests that we encourage a child's sense of wonder about the sea and the fascinating species that live there. Produced in 2012 by Intervale with Vidcraft Productions. 5 mins.
A Legacy for Life (Sivullitinit Pisimajut Inoset)
The Labrador Inuit have acquired a wealth of knowledge about the natural rhythms associated with the availability of their fishery resources. Today, Atlantic salmon and Arctic char remain at the center of their culture and heritage, helping to define who they are and how they relate to their natural world. This Produced in 2012 by the Torngat Wildlife, Plants & Fisheries Secretariat. Project direction and video script by Intervale; videography by Vidcraft Productions. For information about this video, contact the Torngat Secretariat and visit www.torngatsecretariat.ca
The Spirit of Newfoundland & Labrador Fishing Communities
For decades, the Newfoundland Great Northern Peninsula and Labrador Straits have been experiencing a slow but persistent decline in the inshore fisheries. People are leaving or commuting to other places for work. The old ways are disappearing and some have said that community spirit itself is at risk of being lost. Music is one of the underlying forces that keeps people connected. It helps them to recall the old ways and to keep heritage alive. Join Loomis Way as we explore some of that music and what it tells us about the spirit of Newfoundland and Labrador fishing communities.
Coastal Action for Clean Shores
Marine debris has become a serious problem worldwide. It is an increasing concern to the coastal communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, which depend on marine fisheries and clean shores for their local economy and sustainability. Volunteers in communities of Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula, including the Junior Canadian Rangers (JCRs), are doing something about it. In 2014 they collected a combined total of over 2,000 pounds of debris in just six hours along the shores of Flower's Cove, Nameless Cove, and Main Brook. The JCRs conducted an additional clean up at Barr'd Harbour, where they also learned about the importance of healthy waters to the lobster fishing industry. Everyone needs to take positive action in order to protect the biodiversity of our coastal waters and shorelines.