Welcome to the Columbia Basin Community Organizations Directory! 

This directory lists over 100 organizations that provide environmental education opportunities for all ages in the Columbia Basin. Please use the buttons below to refine your search. You can save or print your list using the download button at the bottom of the list. Please note that this list isn’t exhaustive, and we will continue to update it, so if you see any organizations that aren’t on the list, or information that needs to be updated, please contact info@cbeen.org.

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Arrow Lakes Environment Stewardship Society

Audience:
K-12 Students Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD10
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Youth, Adults, Families
To protect the biological diversity and integrity of the Arrow Lakes watersheds through observation, education, monitoring, sampling and co-ordination of community group action. Currently the society is involved with local water quality monitoring, working with S.W.A.M.P. toward wetland restoration and creation as well as mapping of existing wetlands. Read More

Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundary Society

Audience:
Youth
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy

Regional Districts:RDCK, RDKB
School Districts:SD8, SD20
Activities:Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Youth
To raise awareness and educate youth in decisions making about backcountry travel and avalanche safety by providing age appropriate courses in the West Kootenay region. Read More

Avalanche Canada

Audience:
K-12 Students Youth Adults
Seasons:
Spring Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20, SD51
Activities:Presentations, Events, Resources, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Youth, Adults
To minimize public risk in avalanche terrain by providing leadership, development, communication, coordination and delivery of public avalanche safety education, warnings, products, and services. Read More

Avalanche Canada's Youth Programs:  Students K - 12
  Age-appropriate avalanche and snow safety presentations  More Info

Backcountry Avalanche Workshops:  Backcountry skiers, snowmobilers, snowshoers, snowboarders
  Pre-season primers for backcountry safety  More Info

Avalanche Awareness Days:  Backcountry skiers, snowmobilers, snowshoers, snowboarders
  Community-led events that focus on local backcountry safety  More Info

BC Interior Forestry Museum & Discovery Centre

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Forestry/Siviculture

Regional Districts:CSRD
School Districts:SD19
Activities:Presentations, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To record, preserve, restore and display artifacts and collections of historical, archaeological, artistic, educational, and scientific material as it pertains to the forestry industry in the interior of the province of BC, the museum operates as a non-profit society and encourages historical research to stimulate public interest in the history of forestry. Read More

Youth Forestry Engagement Program:  Grades4-6 Grades 8-12
    More Info

BC Parks Kootenay Okanagan Region

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20, SD51
Activities:Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To protect representative and special natural places within the province's Protected Areas System for world-class conservation, outdoor recreation, education and scientific study. Read More

BC School Superintendent Association Kootenay-Boundary Environmental Education (KBEE) Initiative

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults
Seasons:
Spring Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Food Forestry/Siviculture Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD20, SD51
Activities:Resources, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults
The vision of the KBEE is to support students’ understanding of their local environment, and empowerment of thoughtful action, through outdoor, experiential, place-based and place-conscious learning. Read More

Take Me Outside for Learning:  Teachers
  Are you in or are you out? Teachers are encouraged to take their learning outside during the Take Me Outside for Learning School year Challenge and during the Fall, Winter and Spring Take Me Outside W  More Info

Boundary Naturalists

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:RDKB
School Districts:SD51
Activities:Field Studies
Perfect for: Adults
To work to preserve and promote this special place. Read More

Castlegar & District Wildlife Association

Audience:
K-12 Students Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8, SD20
Activities:Events, Nature Appreciation, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Youth, Adults, Families
To protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Read More

Work and Learn :  grades 4 to 6 (and 7), Youth
  Hands on activities for students including trail building, planting, nature investigations, outdoor skills.   More Info

Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society (CKISS)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:RDCK, RDKB
School Districts:SD8, SD10, SD20
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To minimize the impacts of invasive species on the ecosystems, communities, and economy of the Central Kootenay region by promoting collaborative approaches to invasive species management. Read More

Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Sustainable Living

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5
Activities:Presentations, Events
Perfect for: Adults
To provide grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities. Read More

Clear Sky Meditation and Study Centre

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Food Sustainable Living

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Events, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults
To ensure sustainability in all four of our bottom lines - financial, social, spiritual and environmental. The environment features strongly in Clear Sky's approach. Read More

College of the Rockies (COTR)

Audience:
Youth Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food

Regional Districts:RDCK, RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD6
Activities:Presentations, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Youth, Adults
To transform lives and enrich communities through the power of education in order to create and deliver the most personal student experience in Canada. Read More

Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults
Seasons:
Spring Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Food Forestry/Siviculture Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Events, Nature Appreciation, Resources, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults
Encouraging environmental stewardship and sustainability in the Canadian Columbia Basin by supporting environmental educators. Read More

Wild Voices for Kids:  Primary (K-3), Intermediate (4-6, Middle (7-9), High (10-12)
  Wild Voices for Kids is a curriculum-linked environmental education program engaging local experts in the education of K-12 students on the land, history and culture of the Columbia Basin region.  More Info

Workshops & Events:  Post Secondary, Adult
  CBEEN offers a variety of professional development workshops, webinars, events and conferences to support educators in developing their knowledge and skills.  More Info

Columbia Basin Local Chapters of the Environmental Educators Provincial Specialist Association (EEPSA)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20, SD51
Activities:Events, Resources, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults
EEPSA Local Chapters are teacher-driven organizations that help local teachers come together to collaborate, network and engage in professional development.   Read More

Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI)

Audience:
K-12 Students Youth Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Forestry/Siviculture Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20
Activities:Resources
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Youth, Adults
To support informed decision-making by Columbia Basin-Boundary communities through the provision of information, applied research and related outreach and extension support. Read More

Columbia Basin Trust (CBT)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20
Activities:Presentations, Events, Resources
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults
To support efforts by the people of the Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations. Read More

Columbia Basin Watershed Network (CBWN)

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20
Perfect for: Adults
To support a water stewardship ethic by sharing knowledge, building skills and facilitating community action in order for communities across the Columbia Basin to be actively engaged in conserving and managing healthy, functioning watersheds. Read More

Columbia Lake Stewardship Society (CLSS)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
The Columbia Lake Stewardship Society is engaging residents and visitors in Columbia Lake Watershed Education through outreach and program work, the dissemination of brochures and annual informational sessions. Read More

Columbia Lake Watershed Education Tour:  Grades 4-7
  Learn about the hydrological cycle, stewardship of the watershed and various water users and their impact on the watershed.  More Info

Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology (CMI)

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20, SD51
Activities:Presentations, Events, Resources, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Adults
To improve ecological management by increasing and sharing knowledge about the ecosystems of the Columbia Mountains and nearby regions. Read More

Columbia Outdoor School

Audience:
K-12 Students Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Forestry/Siviculture Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20, SD51
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Youth, Adults, Families
To educate youth and adults to broaden perspectives, develop science literacy and foster appreciation for engaged citizenship. Accomplish this mission through fun, meaningful and collaborative learning experiences in the natural environment that incorporate biased balanced scientific inquiry, leadership development, civic engagement and academic rigor. Read More

Columbia River Basin Biodiversity Atlas

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20, SD51
Activities:Citizen Science, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults
To positively influence decision making through education and awareness regarding native biodiversity in the Columbia Basin by providing high-quality, relevant integrated geospatial information that is comprehensive and easy to access. Read More

Columbia River Paddle

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Nature Appreciation
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To offer a unique way to discover the lakes and rivers in the Columbia Valley. Read More

Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS)

Audience:
K-12 Students Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:CSRD
School Districts:SD6, SD19
Activities:Presentations, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Youth, Adults, Families
To develop a collaborative and coordinated approach to invasive species prevention, reduction and management in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. CSISS in partnership with the Invasive Species Council of BC can provide educational resources and activities that fit well in the prescribed BC Learning Objectives. Read More

Teacher/Educator Training on How to Teach about Invasives:  Teachers/Educators
  CSISS now offers Pro-D Day Teacher Training. Find out what invasive species are threatening your local biodiversity, what you can do to help, and learn how to link invasive species to your classroom a  More Info

Invasive Species Field Trips / Weed Pulls:  Youth, Schools or Interested Organizations/Groups/Clubs
  Organize a weed pull or restoration event with your class to take action and protect our native biodiversity. Invasive species and native biodiversity are important themes tied to the BC curriculum. T  More Info

Invasive Species Workshops / Presentations:  Adults
  Attend or organize a workshop/presentation by CSISS on invasive species. Topics vary annually and are generally available between April - October. Examples: Restoration and Invasives, Forestry and Inv  More Info

Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners (CWSP)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Citizen Science, Nature Appreciation, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults
To steward, manage and protect the globally significant Columbia Wetland system. Read More

Columbia Wetlands Waterbird Survey

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Citizen Science, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults
To gather important scientific data, and enhance and preserve the biodiversity and important habitat of the Wetlands through increased awareness of its ecological significance. Read More

Cranbrook Community Forest Society

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Forestry/Siviculture Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD6
Activities:Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To provide opportunities for a range of non-motorized recreational experiences in a semi-primitive setting in addition to forest education and interpretation opportunities to learn about local ecosystems and forest practices. Read More

Cranbrook Food Action

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5
Activities:Presentations, Events, Resources
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To be involved and well-informed on the value and need of a healthy, sustainable, local food supply that is respectfully accessible, safe, healthy and available to all. Read More

Creston Community Forest

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Forestry/Siviculture

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
A small forest management company operating within over 18, 000 hectares of land surrounding the Creston Valley providing educational opportunities to the community. Read More

Creston Kids Outside

Audience:
Pre-K Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Nature Appreciation
Perfect for: Pre-K, Families
To provide outdoor play and learning opportunities for Creston's children. We hope to inspire children and families to spend time in nature! Read More

Creston Valley Bird Festival

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Events, Nature Appreciation
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To celebrate the birds, art and agriculture of the Creston Valley. Read More

Creston Valley Food Action Coalition (CVFAC)

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Presentations, Events, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To create awareness of how we can better feed ourselves using local resources in a sustainable, healthy, secure and environmentally sound way. Read More

Creston Valley Rod & Gun Club

Audience:
Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD5
Activities:Events, Nature Appreciation
Perfect for: Youth, Adults, Families
To enjoy and nurture the fish and wildlife resources in our beautiful valley and promote proper management and responsible use of these resources, now and for future generations. Read More

Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To manage the area for conservation and natural species diversity through active habitat and wildlife management, research and education. Read More

Duhamel Water Society

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Citizen Science, Events, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults
To provide solutions to a growing mutual need for communities and companies to work together in a meaningful way to improve watershed planning, development, maintenance, conservation and risk mitigation to ensure long-term sustainable watershed management. Read More

Dutch Harbour Christian Camp

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To provide a camping opportunity in a safe, natural setting. Read More

East Kootenay Integrated Lake Partnership (EKILP)

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD6
Activities:Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults
Tto develop integrated, collaborative approaches to lake management, in order to address the current and future activities in the watershed in ways that sustain the ecological health, social and economic values of lakes in the East Kootenay. Read More

East Kootenay Invasive Species Council (EKISC)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To mitigate the negative environmental, social, and economic impacts of invasive species in order to achieve an East Kootenay free of invasive species. Read More

Eastshore Freshwater Habitat Society

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To strive for the protection and assist, in cooperation with ministries of wildlife, fisheries and conservation, in the remediation of all rivers, creeks, streams and lakes on the Eastshore that is a tributary to the Kootenay Lake. Read More

Invasive Aquatic Species:  General public, families, adults and specifically watercraft users.
  Signage placement on Highway 3A, community education, signage at boat launches.  More Info

Spawning Channel:  Grades K-3 helped release the fry
  Monitoring local spawning channel and releasing Kokanee fry into creek  More Info

Elk River Alliance

Audience:
K-12 Students Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Forestry/Siviculture Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Youth, Adults, Families
To connect people to the Elk River ensuring it is drinkable, fishable and swimmable for future generations. Read More

Elkford Rod and Gun Club

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5
Activities:Events, Nature Appreciation, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Read More

Fernie Nature Club

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5
Activities:Field Studies, Nature Appreciation, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults
To hike and explore nature and participate in activities which will improve and enhance some of the natural situations in and around our community. Read More

Fernie Rod & Gun Club

Audience:
Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5
Activities:Events, Nature Appreciation, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Youth, Adults, Families
To enhance and maintain an environment in which populations of wildlife can thrive, and to preserve and promote the sports of shooting, archery, hunting, and fishing, and enhancement of wildlife habitat. Read More

Fields Forward

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Presentations, Events, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To envision a vibrant productive local agri-food system that builds genuine community wealth by supporting and sustaining the community’s environmental, indigenous, social, cultural, economic and aesthetic values. Read More

Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program – Columbia Region (FWCP)

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20, SD51
Activities:Presentations, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To compensate for the impacts to fish, wildlife and their supporting habitats affected by BC Hydro owned and operated generation facilities in order to have thriving fish and wildlife populations in watersheds that are functioning and sustainable. Read More

Flexpeditions

Audience:
Youth Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:CSRD
School Districts:SD19
Activities:Nature Appreciation, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Youth, Adults
To connect outside through knowledge and adventure. Read More

Friends of Kootenay Lake Stewardship Society (FOKLSS)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Nature Appreciation, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To improve the health and stewardship of Kootenay Lake through monitoring, habitat restoration, capacity building and the empowerment of local communities and stakeholders in order to sustain a healthy Kootenay Lake for future generations. Read More

Shoreline Cleanups :  All
  Keeping the shorelines clean around Kootenay Lake for the benefit of fish, wildlife and human use. We usually do 1-2 cleanups a year. Please contact us if you would like to organize one with your grou  More Info

Friends of Kootenay National Park

Audience:
Children Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Citizen Science, Events, Nature Appreciation, Resources
Perfect for: Children, Adults, Families
To protect, appreciate, educate and understand the cultural and natural history of Kootenay National Park and its surrounding ecosystem, the Columbia River Valley. Read More

Friends of the Lardeau River

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To help protect and care for the Lardeau River corridor. Read More

Friends of the Rossland Range

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD20
Activities:Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To increase public awareness of the importance of natural values, including recreational, scenic and environmental values, to the people and communities touched by the Rossland Range. Read More

Friends of West Kootenay Parks Society

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK, RDKB
School Districts:SD8, SD10, SD20
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Adults, Families
Works in co-operation with BC Parks to enhance the "park experience" for visitors to parks in the West Kootenay Region. Supplements the Parks' Interpretation and Visitor Services Programs  promote educational opportunities. Facilitates promotions, public programs, school programs and special events. Read More

Golden & District Rod & Gun Club

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:CSRD
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Events, Nature Appreciation, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To foster the propagation and conservation of the fish and wildlife of British Columbia and the control and protection of British Columbia's ecology. Read More

Groundswell Network Society (GNS)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Food Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Presentations, Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To promote community sustainability through education and by the advancement of innovative projects that result in health for people, the environment and the economy. Read More

Guiding Hands Nature Retreat Tipi Camp

Audience:
K-12 Students Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD20, SD51
Activities:Field Studies, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Youth, Adults, Families
To educate people about the value of nature and outdoor recreation and to teach individual responsibility for conservation, ecological awareness and sustainability. Read More

Wildnerness Immersion for Self Esteem:  Grades 4-6, Grades 8-12
  The WISE KIDS program offers two 5 night/6 day camps for children 9-12 and Teen Camp from 13-18 years old, which begin the Wilderness Immersion series. Games and gentle challenges in a natural environ  More Info

Harrop-proctor Community Forest

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Forestry/Siviculture

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Adults
A community-owned forest that provides clean drinking water for residents and employment for local loggers and millworkers. Read More

Institute for the Development in Education,Arts & Leisure (IDEAL)

Audience:
K-12 Students Pre-K Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food Sustainable Living

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5
Activities:Presentations, Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Pre-K, Adults, Families
To promote a new educational system based on the principles of education through experience in keeping with human and ecological values. Read More

Kaslo & District Community Forest Society

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Forestry/Siviculture

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults
To contribute to the sustainability of the community and its resources. Read More

Kokanee Creek Nature Centre

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Adults, Families
To encourage a love of nature and educate about West Kootenay ecosystems and the value of environmental preservation. Read More

Kootenay Community Bat Project (KCBP)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD20
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To raise awareness about bats in southeastern BC and work with local residents who have bats in buildings. Read More

Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP)

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD20
Activities:Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Adults
To help coordinate and facilitate conservation efforts on private land, and increase the capacity of partners by improving access to financial and technical resources for project implementation. Read More

Kootenay Land Trust Society

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults
To protect and steward our natural heritage. Read More

Kootenay National Park (KNP)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Adults, Families
To protect the habitats, wildlife and ecosystem diversity representative of - and sometime unique to - the natural regions. Read More

Kootenay Native Plant Society (KNPS)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Adults, Families
To promote knowledge, appreciation, conservation and restoration of West Kootenay native plants and natural habitats through education, research, and on-the-ground activities. Read More

Kootenay Permaculture Institute

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Sustainable Living

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8, SD10
Activities:Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Adults
To develop more research and education in Permaculture and ecological living in British Columbia and across Canada. Read More

Kootenay River Network

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD6
Activities:Citizen Science, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults
To foster partnerships with private and public interests dedicated to the protection, utilization, restoration, and education of water resources in the Kootenai River watershed. Read More

Kootenay SW Parks

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8, SD10, SD20
Activities:Outdoor/Learning Centres
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To maintain beautiful BC Parks in the West Kootenays Read More

Kootenay Trout Hatchery

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Food Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20, SD51
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To enhance and conserve of BC's freshwater fish resources for the benefit of the public by delivering the provincial fish stocking program to support sport fishing, offering a range of conservation services to protect wild fish, and promoting the importance of sport fishing and fish conservation to the public. Read More

Kootenay Worm Composting (KWC)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food Sustainable Living

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD19
Activities:Presentations, Resources, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults
To lead the way in indoor, wildlife and earth friendly composting so that we and all upcoming generations can achieve self-sustainability while reducing our carbon footprint. Read More

Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Center (KCDC)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD6, SD8, SD20
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Adults, Families
To provide programming and activities that promote the preservation of the wetland and environmental awareness throughout the Columbia Basin. Read More

Lake Windermere Ambassadors (LWA)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Nature Appreciation, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To have an ecologically healthy Lake Windermere that is protected with balanced management approaches that support recreation and traditional uses, high fish and wildlife values, and economic prosperity in the region. Read More

Lake Windermere District Rod & Gun Club

Audience:
K-12 Students Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Citizen Science, Events, Nature Appreciation, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Youth, Adults, Families
To preserve our natural environment and promote outdoor recreation activities. Read More

Living Lakes Canada

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK, RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8
Activities:Citizen Science, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Adults
To maintain a national network to protect, restore and rehabilitate the health of lakes, wetlands, rivers, other water bodies, and watersheds in Canada. Read More

Mainstreams Environmental Society (MES)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To educate and heighten awareness on water related issues and solutions relying upon the use of sound science. Read More

Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks (MRGNP)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:CSRD
School Districts:SD19
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Adults, Families
To protect the habitats, wildlife and ecosystem diversity representative of - and sometime unique to - the natural regions. Read More

MudPie Collective

Audience:
Pre-K Children Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Presentations, Nature Appreciation
Perfect for: Pre-K, Children, Adults, Families
Engaging young children, families and early childhood professionals to learn in, about and for the environment by creating experiences that nurture appreciation of their communities and the world around them. Read More

Nakusp and Area Community Forest (NACFOR)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Forestry/Siviculture

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD10
Activities:Field Studies, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To balance economic, ecological and social concerns in a manner that optimizes benefits for both the local and global community. Read More

Nakusp Rod & Gun Club (NRGC)

Audience:
Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD10
Activities:Events, Nature Appreciation, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Youth, Adults, Families
To represent the interests of all outdoorsmen in the Province of BC, while maintaining and preserving our rights to hunt and fish in the Province. Help promote the wise use of our natural resources within the boundaries of the Provincial Hunting and Fishing Regulations. Read More

Nature Conservancy of Canada Rocky Mountain Region (NCC)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Forestry/Siviculture Water

Regional Districts:RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8
Activities:Citizen Science, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To lead, innovate and use creativity in the conservation of Canada's natural heritage; and to secure important natural areas through their purchase, donation or other mechanisms, and then manages these properties for the long term. Read More

NatureKids BC: Nelson

Audience:
Children Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Events, Nature Appreciation, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Children, Families
We are a nature exploration organization for children and their families. We help children get outdoors to explore, play, learn about and take action for nature by running an award-winning province-wide network of volunteer-led nature clubs for children ages 5-12 and their families. Read More

Explorer Days:  Kids 5-12 and their families
  Monthly outdoor nature exploration activities.  More Info

Nelson Food Cupboard

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Resources, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To share healthy food and skill building opportunities to improve well-being. Read More

Nelson Rod & Gun Club

Audience:
Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Events, Nature Appreciation, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Youth, Adults, Families
To promote conservation of the wildlife, scenic and outdoor recreational resources and the land and water base on which they depend. Read More

Nipika Mountain Resort (NMR)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Forestry/Siviculture Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To help people enjoy the spectacular setting using self-propelled activities, while utilizing clean energy sources. Read More

North Columbia Environmental Society (NCES)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:CSRD
School Districts:SD19
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To educate and enable individuals to prioritize the natural environment, and to advocate for its protection. Revelstoke is a thriving community, and we recognize the interdependence of environmental, economic and social well-being to promote stewardship of the natural environment throughout the North Columbia region. Read More

Hunting & Gathering Workshop Series :  Adults, Families
  The Hunting & Gathering Guru Series was developed in response to community request. This series of workshops calls on the expertise of several local foragers to share tips and techniques to get you st  More Info

Jr. Naturalists :  Grades K-3
  The Jr. Naturalist program is an environmental education program designed to teach children the fundamentals of natural science in a fun and engaging, outdoor environment.   More Info

Glacier Adventure Stewardship Program (GASP) :  Grades 8-12, Youth
  The Glacier Adventure Stewardship Program (GASP) is an opportunity for students in grade 9 and 10 to learn leadership, backcountry and photography skills during a three-day backcountry hut trip during  More Info

North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Presentations, Events, Resources, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To develop and provide services and programs which contribute to a thriving community and enhance the quality of life for North Kootenay Lake residents. This includes the Kaslo Food Security Project and Kaslo Food Hub.

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Northwest Invasive Plant Council (NWIPC)

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Activities:Presentations, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults
To prevent further damage to the ecosystems of northwest and central BC from invasive alien plants and begin to rehabilitate ecosystems that have been degraded by invasive alien plants. Read More

Open Mountains Project Society (OMPS)

Audience:
Youth Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:CSRD
School Districts:SD19
Activities:Field Studies, Nature Appreciation, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Youth, Adults
Open Mountains Project Society exists primarily to support the resilience and leadership of youth, young adult, and other vulnerable populations in Revelstoke, British Columbia and to provide barrier-free access to the mountain environment and to the empowering experiences available in those environments. Read More

Outdoor Connections

Audience:
K-12 Students Pre-K Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Sustainable Living

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5
Activities:Presentations, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Pre-K, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To provide affordable opportunities for children of all ages to connect to themselves, each other and the natural world. Read More

Forest School:  Pre-K, Grades K-3
  outdoor play-based program that is child-led, experiental and nature based  More Info

Quantum Leaps Lodge

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Sustainable Living

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To welcome people and families on our land who are seeking a place of Retreat for peace, reflection, quiet, and rejuvenation, as well as a beautiful way to be together to connect with Nature and with each other. Read More

Revelstoke Bear Aware Society

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:CSRD
School Districts:SD19
Activities:Presentations, Events, Resources, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To reduce human / bear conflict through education, cooperation and active management initiatives in the community of Revelstoke and surrounding area. Read More

Revelstoke Caribou Rearing in the Wild Society

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:CSRD
School Districts:SD19
Activities:Resources
Perfect for: Adults
To conserve and recover mountain caribou in the Revelstoke area through implementation of a maternity penning project Read More

Revelstoke Local Food Initiative (LFI)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food Sustainable Living

Regional Districts:CSRD
School Districts:SD19
Activities:Presentations, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Adults, Families
To cultivate a vibrant, resilient local food system through education, facilitation and advocacy; and empower the community to enhance local food production and utilization. Read More

Revelstoke Rod and Gun Club (RRGC)

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:CSRD
School Districts:SD19
Activities:Events, Nature Appreciation, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults, Families
Dedicated to wildlife conservation and habitat preservation. Read More

Rocky Mountain Naturalists (RMN)

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Nature Appreciation, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To foster an awareness, appreciation and understanding of our natural environment, that it may be wisely used and maintained for future generations. Read More

Rocky Mountain Trench Natural Resources Society (RMTNRS)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Forestry/Siviculture

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults
To restore and conserve grasslands and open forest ecosystems in the Rocky Mountain Trench of southeastern British Columbia. Read More

Rossland Society for Environmental Action (RSEA)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDKB
School Districts:SD20
Activities:Field Studies, Events, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To encourage and support environmental & sustainability initiatives in Rossland and the surrounding areas. Read More

Rossland Streamkeepers (RS)

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Water

Regional Districts:RDKB
School Districts:SD20
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Adults
To protect and steward aquatic resources and watersheds in the Rossland area. Read More

Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Adults
To protect and steward the Salmo River watershed to ensure it is clean and healthy, and to increase our connection with the ecology and rich cultural heritage of the Salmo River watershed within the Columbia River Basin. Read More

SEEDS Nelson

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food Sustainable Living

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults
To steward vibrant and educational organic gardens, where community comes together to learn, and to grow nutritional vegetables. Read More

Selkirk College School of Environment and Geomatics (SCSEG)

Audience:
Youth Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Forestry/Siviculture Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8, SD10, SD20
Activities:Presentations, Resources, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Youth, Adults
To focus on experiential, hands-on outdoor learning in our nationally-accredited environmental science programs Read More

Slocan Lake Research Centre (SLRC)

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8, SD10
Activities:Citizen Science
Perfect for: Adults
To collect and share data and information about the environment in the West Kootenays, particularly around Slocan Lake. Read More

Slocan Lake Stewardship Society (SLSS)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8, SD10
Activities:Field Studies, Citizen Science, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To work in the community to protect the beauty, health and wonder of the magnificent Slocan Lake ecosystem for future generations. Read More

Slocan River Streamkeepers Society

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8, SD10
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To protect and restore the aquatic and riparian ecosystems of the Slocan River by promoting community stewardship through education, collaboration and action. Read More

Slow Food Columbia Valley

Audience:
Children Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food Sustainable Living

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Events
Perfect for: Children, Adults, Families
Committed to raising awareness about good, clean, and fair food through gatherings, education, and projects throughout the year. Read More

Sparwood & District Fish & Wildlife Association

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5
Activities:Events, Nature Appreciation
Perfect for: Adults
To preserve and promote the sports of hunting and fishing, and to support the enhancement and conservation of wildlife habitat. Read More

Springer Creek Restoration & Preservation Alliance

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8, SD10
Activities:Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To promote a convergence of environmental stewardship, community development and recreation in the Springer Creek watershed and surrounding areas. Read More

The Nature Trust of BC

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD20
Activities:Resources
Perfect for: Adults
To conserve British Columbia's biological diversity through securement and management of ecologically significant land to ensure that the natural assets of British Columbia are protected and conserved for today, and for generations to come. Read More

Trail Wildlife Association

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:RDKB
School Districts:SD20
Activities:Events, Nature Appreciation, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To work on projects that protect, enhance and promote the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Read More

Valhalla Wilderness Society

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8, SD10
Activities:Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults
To increase protection of ecosystems by conducting conservation research and public education with an emphasis on protecting parks, wilderness and wildlife, and developing recovery plans for species at risk. Read More

West Kootenay EcoSociety (WKES)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Food Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:RDCK, RDKB
School Districts:SD8, SD10, SD20
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To activate community through leadership and education in order to protect our community from climate change, localize food, help children learn about the outdoors, and save wild spaces for future generations.

Environmental Education Programs

Want a cool nature program for your class offered May 2 to June 30? Six 1.5 hr. workshops: Outdoor Primary Grades "Forest Senses" Workshop Outdoor Intermediate Grades "Habitat Mapping" Workshop In-class Intermediate Grades "Predator-Prey Fun" Workshop In-class Primary Grades "Invasive Species" Workshop 1.5hr. In-class Intermediate Grades "Predator-Prey Fun" Workshop 1.5hr. In-class Primary Grades "Invasive Species" Workshop 1.5hr. In-class Intermediate Grades "Invasive Species" Workshop Offered at no cost to West Kootenay Schools by the EcoSociety. Register here: www.ecosociety.ca/2017NatureSchoolWorkshops Read More

West Kootenay Naturalists (WKN)

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8, SD10, SD20
Activities:Field Studies, Nature Appreciation
Perfect for: Adults
To work to preserve and promote this special place. Read More

West Kootenay Permaculture Co-op Association / Kootenay Food

Audience:
Children Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food Sustainable Living

Regional Districts:RDCK, RDKB
School Districts:SD8, SD10, SD20
Activities:Presentations, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Children, Adults
We are a community based cooperative working to build a healthy and resilient region through collaboration, education, media and net positive initiatives. We are the folks behind Kootenay Food, The mobile Kitchen Classroom and many other regional food events; Farm Food Fork, The Homesteading 101 series, Press Fest and Pickle Palooza. Read More

West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP – UBC)

Audience:
Youth Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20, SD51
Activities:Presentations, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Youth, Adults
To focus on rural and small school settings, recognizing that they offer exciting educational opportunities for teachers. To emphasize place-conscious learning with strong ties to local communities and school districts. Read More

Whatshan Lake Retreat

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK
School Districts:SD8, SD10, SD19
Activities:Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To provide a Retreat Centre for seminars, workshops, school groups, family gatherings, weddings, concerts, and youth activities. Read More

Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation of Canada

Audience:
Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Forestry/Siviculture

Regional Districts:RDCK, RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD8
Activities:Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults
To promote and conserve ecosystems by supporting restoration, education. and research projects that enhance the knowledge and stewardship of these valuable ecosystems. Read More

WildBC

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20, SD51
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Nature Appreciation, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults
To inspire and empower people and their communities to understand and care for the natural world through environmental education. Read More

WildSafe BC (BCCF)

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20, SD51
Activities:Presentations, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To reduce human-conflict through education, innovation and cooperation. Read More

Wildsight – Creston Valley Branch

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Food Forestry/Siviculture Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:RDCK
School Districts:SD8
Activities:Presentations, Events, Nature Appreciation, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To work locally, regionally and globally to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities in Canada's Columbia and Rocky Mountain regions. Read More

Wildsight – Elk Valley Branch

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Food Forestry/Siviculture Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5
Activities:Field Studies, Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Adults, Families
To work locally, regionally and globally to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities in Canada's Columbia and Rocky Mountain regions. Read More

Keeping Food Real:  Adults
  Keeping Food Real aims to support the citizens and communities of the Elk Valley in growing their own food by providing online cold climate educational resources and hands-on practical workshops that   More Info

Apple Capture and Tool Share:  Pre-K Grades K-12, Youth, Adults, Family
  The East Kootenay is home to many fruit trees. When the fruit is left to fall off the trees and rot, it attracts local wildlife—including deer and bears. Wildsight’s Apple Capture is here to help you   More Info

Wild Nature Tours:  Youth, Adults, Families
  Discover the unique history of the East Kootenay by participating on one of our Wild Nature Workshops! Join Lee-Anne Walker and other experienced naturalists as they lead you in a fun and informative   More Info

Wildsight – Golden Branch

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Food Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:CSRD
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Nature Appreciation, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
To support a resilient and vibrant Columbia Headwaters: healthy creeks, streams, rivers, and wetlands; teeming aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity; productive and diverse forests that support wildlife connectivity, recreation, and sustainable forestry; and clean air for all to breathe and share. Read More

Wildsight – Invermere Branch

Audience:
K-12 Students Pre-K Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Food Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Presentations, Events, Nature Appreciation, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Pre-K, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
The Invermere branch of Wildsight envisions a community where people value and protect wild spaces and embrace our interconnection with nature. Our primarily volunteer run non-profit organization reaches out to visitors and locals alike to inspire action and lead the way in conserving wild spaces and improving our relationship with nature. Read More

Wildsight – Kimberley Cranbrook Branch

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Food Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD5, SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Events, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Youth, Adults, Families
The Wildsight Kimberley Cranbrook Branch empowers environmentally responsible citizenry and supports conscious local economy. It provides consistent and ongoing leadership by engaging and listening to the concerns of the community, then responding with care, insight and innovation. Read More

Food Sustainability:  Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 8-12, Youth, Adult, Families
  Open Gate Garden Tours and Educational Activities  More Info

Apple Capture :  Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 8-12, Youth
  Apple Juice Pressing Demonstrations   More Info

McGinty Lake :  Grades K-3, Grades 4-6, Youth
  Educational Field Studies/Outdoor Learning Space   More Info

Wildsight – Regional

Audience:
K-12 Students Youth Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Climate/Energy Ecosystems/Wildlife Food Sustainable Living Water

Regional Districts:CSRD, RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD19, SD20, SD51
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Youth, Adults, Families
To work locally, regionally and globally to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable communities in Canada's Columbia and Rocky Mountain regions. Programs include Classroom with Outdoors, Winter Wonder, Ecostewards, Go Wild!, Beyond Recycling and Know Your Watershed (CBT). Read More

Beyond Recycling:  Grades 4-7
  In Beyond Recycling, students embark on a rich 24-week investigation into the impact of their lifestyles—energy, waste and consumption—to discover how their everyday actions affect the health of the p  More Info

Education in the Wild:  Grades K-7
  Through field trips and stewardship projects, our three education in the wild programs (Classroom with Outdoors, Winter Wonder, Ecostewards) teach students important lessons about the ecosystem of the  More Info

Know Your Watershed:  Grade 9
  A Columbia Basin Trust program, administered and managed by Wildsight, Know Your Watershed takes students into their watershed for a field trip and two classroom sessions to learn where their water co  More Info

Windermere District Farmers’ Institute

Audience:
Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food Sustainable Living

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Citizen Science, Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Adults, Families
To promote home economics, public health, child welfare, education and better schools. Includes the Ecological Services Initiative to research and demonstrate a voluntary incentive-based model that encourages farmers to adopt Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) for the maintenance and enhancement of ecological services under their management control. Read More

Wings Over the Rockies Bird Festival

Audience:
K-12 Students Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:RDEK
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Citizen Science, Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Adults, Families
To foster immediate and long term positive action on behalf of birds, wildlife and habitat by utilizing and recognizing public education, research results, quality economic development and the skills and resources of our communities, balancing the needs of humans and natural systems. Read More

Yoho National Park (YNP)

Audience:
K-12 Students Children Adults Families
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Ecosystems/Wildlife Water

Regional Districts:CSRD
School Districts:SD6
Activities:Field Studies, Presentations, Events, Nature Appreciation, Outdoor/Learning Centres, Resources
Perfect for: K-12 Students, Children, Adults, Families
To protect the habitats, wildlife and ecosystem diversity representative of - and sometime unique to - the natural regions. Read More

Young Agrarians Kootenay Chapter

Audience:
Youth Adults
Seasons:
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Themes:
Food

Regional Districts:RDCK, RDEK, RDKB
School Districts:SD5, SD6, SD8, SD10, SD20
Activities:Events, Resources, Stewardship/Sustainability Projects, Workshops/Training
Perfect for: Youth, Adults
To provide a network for new and young ecological and organic farmers. Read More

Business Mentorship:  New farmers age 18-40
  We pair up new farms in start-up with experienced farm mentors with production and business development skills.  More Info

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