Frankie is a young investigative journalist who takes her assignments very seriously, particularly when it comes to saving woodland caribou from extinction. She’s a hot shot interviewer and never misses an opportunity for a new adventure, even when that means facing her fear of flying. Frankie’s willingness to dive into every situation gets her great stories, but sometimes that eagerness gets her in over her head. One experience she’s decided that she can definitely do without ever again, is eating lichen. Even Tanner’s pineapple-anchovy-bacon pizza is preferable to caribou food.
Videos with Frankie
Discovering the Slate Islands
On assignment to find out why forest dwelling Woodland caribou are a species at risk, Frankie and Tanner travel to Slate Islands Provincial Park in northern Ontario.
Tracking the Caribou
Frankie heads north to learn about habitat needs of caribou and gets introduced to “caribou cams.” Meanwhile Tanner learns more about caribou ecology.
Sharing the Forest
Frankie and Tanner head into the boreal to learn about modern forestry practises. They start to realize that the boreal provides for many species, including humans.
On the Heels of Predators
It’s time to learn about the Woodland caribou’s predators. While Frankie flies north on a quest to learn about wolves, Tanner gets introduced to the micro-predators.
Seeking Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge
Tanner travels to north to meet a Cree elder who introduces him to his people’s relationship with caribou. Frankie meets a wildlife ecologist and learns how data is used to model the habitat needs of caribou.
CSI to the Rescue
In the heart of the boreal in winter, Frankie and Tanner help gather caribou pellets. Later, at a forensic lab, they learn how “caribou poop” is helping in the recovery of