First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Tomas KoeckFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

Sentinels of the Boreal

Mentor/s

Professors James Castonguay and Rick Falco

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

The boreal forest is the largest piece of uninterrupted forested wilderness in the world, stretching from Maine to Alaska in the Americas and being a prominent biome in Europe and Asia. This forest is home to many different species of wildlife such as moose, warblers, and even wolves. Yet few of these species can capture the mystique of of one of the most elusive animals in the Americas, the great gray owl. This film will present the beauty of the wild landscape of the boreal forest as well as the denizens that dwell beneath (and above) the canopy. The film includes footage of rare boreal species such as great gray owl (Strix nebulosa) and interviews of top researchers such as National Audubon Vice President of Boreal Conservation, Jeff Wells, who will touch on the threats that this biome faces as well as why the boreal forest is worth saving.

College and Major available

College of Arts and Sciences, Communication Studies BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

James Castonguay

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Tomas Koeck – Class of 2022

  • Media Studies with a Focus in Broadcast Journalism and Film

Winner, Most Meaningful 2021 award. Honorable mention, Best Visuals 2021 award. 1st Place, Campus Choice award.

Comments

This is a multimedia project with the main focus point being on the 10 minute mini film. The link for this film as been inserted in the file upload section. The link will be live on the release date of the film (Earth Day 2021: April 22). Included in this submission is also a film poster and an article written about the boreal species seen on both expeditions that were performed this winter.

KOECK_Sentinels of the Boreal Poster.jpg (1680 kB)
Film Ad Poster

KOECK_Sentinels of the Boreal Treatment_0002.pdf (6877 kB)
Film Treatment

Links for Sacred Heart Academic Festival 2021.pdf (52 kB)
Film Link, Behind the Scenes Link

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Sentinels of the Boreal

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The boreal forest is the largest piece of uninterrupted forested wilderness in the world, stretching from Maine to Alaska in the Americas and being a prominent biome in Europe and Asia. This forest is home to many different species of wildlife such as moose, warblers, and even wolves. Yet few of these species can capture the mystique of of one of the most elusive animals in the Americas, the great gray owl. This film will present the beauty of the wild landscape of the boreal forest as well as the denizens that dwell beneath (and above) the canopy. The film includes footage of rare boreal species such as great gray owl (Strix nebulosa) and interviews of top researchers such as National Audubon Vice President of Boreal Conservation, Jeff Wells, who will touch on the threats that this biome faces as well as why the boreal forest is worth saving.