BOOK A WILD VOICES FOR KIDS PROGRAM!
All programs are now available for booking at the subsidized rates listed.
Teachers who are current CBEEN members may access one complimentary program for their classroom in the school year. Teacher members can redeem their complimentary program with bussing reimbursement up to $250. Up to 200 complimentary programs are available annually to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.
All About Bats - Kimberley
|Bookable Type(s)||In Class (approx 1 hr)|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org / 250-427-2608|
About the Program
Did you know that bats can eat their body weight in insects in a night? Or that some residents of the Columbia Basin have rare bat species living in their garden shed?
During this program, you'll find out more about the amazing world of bats including their biology, ecology and myths. Students get a virtual tour of bats from around the world, eavesdrop on the echolocation calls of bats, touch and feel bat research equipment.
Post-program activities can be left with the instructor. Students will learn more about how to participate in bat counts or build a bat house.
About the Community Educator
Patty Kolesnichenko has worked for over 20 years teaching Outdoor Education at the Boyne River Natural Science School, the Nor West Outdoor Centre in Ontario and St Patrick High school's Outdoor Program in Yellowknife. Patty has also run her own adventure tourism and education business "Wolfsong Adventures" in the Northwest Territories. Patty is in her element when teaching outdoor education and enjoys helping young people find meaningful connections to their natural environment.
"Patty is always wonderful! She is enthusiastic and connects so well with the students. She brings great resources and is prepared and ready to go!" - Crystal Scott
"This is such a great presentation for Kindergarten!" - Natasha Burgess
"Definitely. She is awesome." - Shannon Magee
"I have had Patty present to my class many times over the years and she does a great job of engaging students and giving hands on inquiry learning activities." - Laurie Neeve
"Her outdoor section was awesome for this active class." - Dave Quinn
"Patty is always great and this presentation was no exception! " - Corissa Pasiechnyk