Different videos will be appropriate at different times for different audiences. Here are the short descriptions and links to the 9 videos that we have produced thus far, which are free for anyone to use and link to. In order of production, they are:
Produced in cooperation with Agrium, this video is for the youngest of our viewers. Its animation depicts the Oldman watershed on a map, describes the journey the water takes and includes many fun facts.
(24:13) This one is intended for science enthusiasts and high-school / undergrad classrooms. It depicts land use over time in the Oldman watershed using GIS heat maps, and has a built-in quiz.
(3:42) Depicting landuse over landscape, it conveys a real sense of urgency around basic ecological thresholds, how the environment provides the basis for our economy, and the OWC’s role in representing all stakeholders.
(3:12) The Minister of Environment & Parks, Shannon Phillips, expresses her support for WPACs and describes how they are a crucial part of the government’s Water 4 Life Strategy, emphasizing their role in providing advice to the Minister and education to the public.
6 - 8: Municipal Watershed Management and Health
This three-part series was produced in collaboration with the City of Lethbridge, which contributed $5000 toward our #oldmangoestohollywood Film Project. Communications Specialist, Anna Garleff, scripted and produced the videos with myworldphoto.com.
6. Municipal Wastewater Treatment - 1/3 (8:41)
This video appeals to scientists and those interested in the science of watershed work. From an urban point of view, find out what life was like before the city began treating its water, and what is unique about the City’s approach.
7. Kids and Water Management – 2/3 (8:23)
Tips and tricks for younger students - and the young at heart! Covering topics ranging from water in our bodies to bodies of water, the video empowers viewers to become active watershed stewards in their own urban neighbourhoods.
8. Teaching An Old Doug New Tricks – 3/3 (8:55)
From the early morning shower to the products we buy, our lives depend on continuous access to water. Southern Alberta’s largest municipality is located in a semi-arid region.
9 - 11: Potato Growers of Alberta
PGA teamed up with OWC to produce 3 films about rural watershed management and health.
(6:27) This animated video tells the fascinating story of how a tiny snowflake makes its long journey down from the mountains to eventually become a potato! The video aims to teach children where their water and food comes from and how important a healthy watershed and smart farmers are to our well-being.
12: No GMO in Alberta Potato
In the Oldman watershed, much of our water goes to agriculture as it is the heart of our economy. Is it going to grow GMO potatoes? Terence Hochstein, Executive Director of the Potato Growers of Alberta, explains that this is NOT the case.
Other Videos we like
Calling all photographers and videographers!
Do you have photos or videos of the Oldman Watershed that we should showcase? We are interested in the good, the bad, and the ugly around the watershed that show the multifaceted environment and people in the region. Please get in touch!