Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Madeline Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Fair address: Tri-County Regional Heritage Fair

Project: Sea Monsters of Canada

Strange water monsters have been reported throughout Canada's history, from our First Nations Peoples, to early explorers, and even up to today. My project looks at what these stories can tell us about our history, culture and environment.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

Stories of lake and sea monsters exist in every province in Canada. Water serpent stories of the Mi'Kmaq in Nova Scotia are similar to First Nations People in Alberta. It makes me think these stories might be true.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

We are losing species to climate change and plastics in our water. It is important to study historical stories of sea monsters, because it helps us understand what people long ago thought about life in and on the water. They can help us understand how the climate is changing.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

For people living long ago, myths and legends were real. They might describe a strange creature as a monster, where today we know it might be an undiscovered animal. This does not mean we are smarter, but we just look at the world differently.

  • Dianne dentremont

    Great job Madeline
    27/06/2019 11:12:01 AM

  • Joanne Wallace

    A master film maker and researcher. Great job Miss Mooney. You shall achieve many wonderful things! Good Luck
    26/06/2019 7:02:52 PM

  • Margaret

    Excellent video, Madeline! Nice work.
    26/06/2019 7:41:43 AM

  • Trilby

    Amazing job!
    16/06/2019 5:44:31 AM

  • Fraser

    Great job. Very proud of you Madeline. Your Nanny & Grampy Mooney would be so proud as well.
    13/06/2019 7:04:43 AM

  • serenity cataford

    great job madeline very good job
    13/06/2019 5:18:19 AM

  • Belinda Fisher

    awesome job, next time your in KIJI drop by miss you and good luck you got this chick
    12/06/2019 10:48:42 AM

  • Dianna Surette

    Excellent work, well thought out and pulled in all aspect of what makes a good story, history, facts, mystery,
    12/06/2019 7:34:35 AM

  • Josephine Catacford

    That was great ,I really enjoyed watching it . You did a fabulous job
    12/06/2019 5:24:34 AM

  • Frank & Cheryl

    Way to go should go into television!! Great "reporter" voice!
    11/06/2019 7:51:05 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.