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Transcript for Gwaii Haanas Salmon Restoration Field Trip 2103

Animated Title Sequence: Parks Canada

[Students stand in front of the longhouse at Windy Bay]

Welcome to Gwaii Haanas!

[A montage showing the students making the journey from Skidegate Landing to Windy Bay on Lyell Island]

[One of the Zodiac pilots speaks]

They are a fast boat so the ride can be bouncy.

[Pictures of the youth on the boat ride to Windy Bay]

[Text] Parks Canada employee Jody Bissett

I am super-excited that we are offering for the third year in a row a chance for local students on Haida Gwaii to get down into Gwaii Haanas and experience the natural beauty and cultural wonder that is to be found there.

[Students get involved in restoration and ecological monitoring activities on Lyell Island]

[Text] Evan Garrett

Today was probably the most amazing day of my life. I've learned lots about Windy Bay and the habitat and the trees.

[Pictures of an old growth forest and stream at Windy Bay]

[Student crossing a stream]

[Students listen to Parks Canada biologist Peter Dyment about stream and riparian monitoring activities]

[Text] Solana Hepburn

This is my first time in Gwaii Haanas and I hope I come back.

[Group hiking through the forest, speeded up]

[Text] Nolan O’Brien

I'd say the best part of today was experiencing the whole adventure. I've never been to a place so natural and untouched, it's really beautiful.

[Students take video shots of sea lions from the Zodiac boat]

[More pictures of the kids taking part in stream monitoring activities]

[Text] Caden Ives / Jack Moseley

The best part of the day was when we were doing the donuts in the Zodiac.

[Pictures of the kids having fun on the Zodiac boat]

[Text] Lula Issa

It was a really awesome trip and I'd love to go on it again.

[Ernie Gladstone, superintendent of Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site and guest speaker Colin Richardson, Haida Nation representative, talk to the group about the history of Lyell Island and the protection of Gwaii Haanas]

[Text] Tricia Jung (speaking) and Rachel Fraser

One of my favourite parts of the day was the talk that Ernie Gladstone and Colin Richardson gave. I think that the kids were all really engaged, just the rich history of the place we visited. I thought it was pretty amazing, all these organisations working together to create this opportunity.

[The group learns through play activities]

For the youth on Haida Gwaii to be able to feel a connection and to be proud of Gwaii Haanas and everything we have accomplished, I think is so important.

[The group gets ready to get on the Zodiac boats and leave Windy Bay]

[Text] David Putterill

It's been really cool here and I hope I come to Gwaii Haanas again.

[Timelapse of the return journey in the Zodiac boats]

[Text] Gwaii Haanas Salmon Restoration Field Trip, Lyell Island 2013

[Text] Parks Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada are working with the Council of the Haida Nation to restore the land and honour the history of Lyell Island.

[Text] Other partners in this project are: Hecate Strait Streamkeepers; Province of British Columbia.

[Text] Thanks to the participating schools and students:

Agnes L. Matthews Elementary: David Putterill

George M. Dawson Secondary: Amy Marks, Abigale McLeod, Dora Lynn Bedard

Port Clements Elementary: Gavin Wilson, Lula Issa

Queen Charlotte Secondary: Nolan O’Brien, Evan Garrett, Raven Ryland

Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary: Jack Moseley, Caden Ives, Avery Robson-Brillon

Tahayghen Elementary: Brannon Bell, Solana Hepburn

Chief Matthews Elementary: Kailyn Swanson

Living and Learning School: Joelle Regier

And thanks to the chaperones: Jean Williams, Tricia Jung, Rachel Fraser, Arleigh Regier

Animated Title Sequence: Haida Nation and wordmark « Canada »

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