CBEEN believes in leaving education to the experts; supporting Community Educators (CEs), who deeply understand their subject area, in the delivery of place-based educational programming. Whether they are geologists, foresters, wildlife biologists or organic farmers, WVFK programs are built and delivered by CEs, and tailored to the communities they live in. Via our online database, teachers from the six school districts across the Columbia Basin can choose from 113 educational experiences based on their grade level, subject and learning goals.
Whether it’s an in-class presentation or field-based activity, WVFK works with Community Educators to support the design and delivery of place-based programs inspiring a deeper interest in environmental science. In facilitating these interactive, hands-on learning opportunities, WVFK motivates youth to become engaged with regional and global conservation issues, and to become stewards of the natural world around them.
As funding permits, CBEEN offers each instructor two free programs per year. In addition, CBEEN covers the cost of bussing for these WVFK field trips, costs that can often prohibit class participation in field activities.