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.
Introduction to Forest Ecology
|Bookable Type(s)||Half Day Field Study Full Day Field Study|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org / 250-551-7758|
About the Program
Getting to know our forests and the various services they provide people. Students will learn how to identify the major tree species, understory plants, fungi and animals. Students will go on an interpretive field trip to gain hands-on experience identifying various organisms, and learn how ecosystems are classified. Examples of some classroom activities could include dissection of owl pellets to examine their diets, collecting and identifying fish and aquatic insects from local streams, working with keys to identify plant and fungal specimens.
About the Community Educator
Tyson Ehlers works as an ecologist in the Slocan Valley with a background in Forestry. Tyson has always been interested in nature and all it provides, not just the timber, but all of the values we derive from forests. He enjoys the thrill of hunting for wild mushrooms, as they are a perfect excuse for a walk in the woods.
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.
"Tyson is engaging and connects well with students. His passion for the subject and all life is infectious. " - Signy Fredrickson