CBEEN - Wild Voices - Loon


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.


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Incredible Edibles: Nature's Wild Food & Medicines (half-day)

Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study
Duration3 Hours
Contact This Presentershanoonoftheforest@gmail.com / 250-226-6757

About the Program
A Bio-Regional Plant and Tree Discovery Program: Discover a bounty of amazing plants that you can eat, drink or use to heal everyday ailments. Join us and investigate the rich world of wild botanicals that will spruce up your knowledge of what's growing around you. We have a wild tea party, so bring a cup! Games and shared activities will last approximately 2 hours and can be easily adapted to a forest or meadow near your school.

About the Community Educator
Shannon Bennett has a Bsc in Earth Sciences and has been working in environmental education since the early 80's as a Park Naturalist in Alberta and BC Parks. She loves to inspire, engage, connect, and motivate students to discover and explore their wild local bioregions, to develop curiosity, knowledge, awareness and appreciation of where they live.

Please note: this is the HALF-DAY version of the program. If you would like to book the FULL-DAY program, please do so HERE.

Shanoon Bennett

Organization: Wild Voices for Kids, Wildsight, Slocan River Streamkeepers

Title: Environmental Educator

Address: Winlaw BC, BC

Curriculum Links:
Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife, Food
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Grade Levels:High (10-12), Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD20, SD10, SD8


See 6 testimonials.
"I can't get enough of this field experience. " - Jessica Foster
"Shanoon has a great connection to the kids. She not only tells them information, she is able to show them the cool things about the forest." - Karen Walgren
"Shanoon has an incredible knowledge of local plants, and has lots to share with the students. The students loved getting to taste the wild plants. " - Anniah Lang
"Shanoon needs to be recorded so we can play everything back in slow-mo so that we can digest the entirety of what she has to say! She is so knowledgeable. This presentation could be twice as long." - Venie Cheveldave
"Shanoon is a fabulous educator. She knows her local environment and she makes a great connection with students." - Karen Walgren
"My class thoroughly enjoyed learning about wild edibles. They were willing to try so many plants! The excitement of collecting nature samples for a wild tea was neat to see. Shanoon brought a huge amount of knowledge: plant ID and plant uses now and past. We learned a great deal!" - Anita Vibe

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