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All programs are now available for booking at the subsidized rates listed.

This school year, the first 200 teachers to become CBEEN members were guaranteed one complimentary program! If you have an active CBEEN teacher membership from the fall, you can still redeem your complimentary program with bussing reimbursement up to $250.

At the present time, we are no longer distributing complimentary programs for new members, however, all programs are available for booking at the subsidized rates listed.


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Build a Bug! - Introduction to Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

Program Cost$150.00
TypeIn Class (approx 1 hr)
Duration2 Hours
Contact This Presenterjaner.lavender@gmail.com

About the Program
Aquatic macroinvertebrates are small animals without backbones that live in water and are big enough to see with the naked eye. Because they are fascinating creatures, students will be introduced to their physiology, adaptations, and feeding habitats.

Students get to dress up in a bug costume while learning about their unique adaptations. A fun game of Simon Says will teach students feeding habits for each bug. Students will also try to match the main body parts of a bug, as well as the corresponding larva or nymph to the correct adult through fun games. Where possible, live samples of marcoinvertebrates will be brought to the classroom for students to identify and explore.

About the Community Educator
Jane Gao has a B.Sc in Ecology and Conservation Biology from UBC.  She has worked as a field biologist throughout Coastal and Interior BC. Her work has mainly focused on plant ecology, ethnobotany and aquatic ecology. She is currently educates for an outdoor environmental education program in the North Kootenay Lake area. She is also a homesteader.

Yunjie Gao

Organization: Little Mountain Chickadee, Outstanding In Nature

Title: Biologist & Homesteader

Address: Argenta, BC

Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife, Water
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Grade Levels:Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD8


See 2 testimonials.
"The educator was very knowledgeable and had some great, age appropriate material. As she becomes more familiar with the school setting, the management of the kids students will become easier." - Maureen Leathwood
"great work Jane.. very engaging!" - Emily Hedges

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