Teachers who are CBEEN members are entitled to one complimentary Wild Voices program each year. As funding permits, up to $250 in bussing costs will be covered for each complimentary program. Once a CBEEN member has redeemed their complimentary program, they may book unlimited programs at the subsidized rate. We are unable to cover bussing costs for subsidized programs at this time.
|Type||In Class (approx 1 hr)|
|Duration||2 hours, In-class or Schoolyard|
Programs are designed to offer a unique glimpse at how large carnivores can affect the health of entire ecosystems.
Science concepts covered at the intermediate, middle and independent school level include:
· How Living things sense and respond to their environment
· First Peoples concepts of interconnectedness in the environment
· Diversity and survival of living things
· Energy flow in ecosystems; trophic cascades
High school level (and independent) programs review the above topics and delve into:
· Sustainability of ecosystems
· Processes of science
· Ecology and conservation biology
· Form and function of vertebrates in predator-prey systems
· Natural resources and the environment, including ecosystem services
· Sustainable use of resources
· Agricultural supports and challenges with natural predators
· Components and interactions of forest ecosystems
Wolf Awareness presentations are designed to heighten awareness and enrich learning about the important ecological roles of apex predators, and foster an appreciation for and understanding of naturally functioning ecosystems. Presentations reinforce that people are part of ecosystems; posing problems and solutions. Participants gain a sense of stewardship.
Wolf Awareness is a non-profit organization, founded in 1987, dedicated to developing positive attitudes towards predators in general, the wolf in particular, and an appreciation of the environment of which all of us are a part. We facilitate our mission through scientific research and public education regarding wolves and other large carnivores.