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.
Plant and Play
|Bookable Type(s)||Half Day Field Study|
|Location||Groundswell Community Greenhouse, Invermere|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
This program is only available in the Columbia Valley
About the Program
The Plant and Play program introduces students to the basic survival needs of plants, the importance, parts, and lifecycle of plants. Students learn that different vegetables and plants have adapted different seeds and have a chance to match the seeds with what plant they are from. Students will plant seeds both at the Community Greenhouse and in a small pot that they can take home and watch the development. Students, teachers, and families are encouraged to return to the Groundswell Community Greenhouse to check on the progress of their plants over the season.
The program combines lessons, hands-on activities, a 5 senses sit spot, a song/chant, hands-in the dirt activities and a take away as well as games and free playtime. The program will be outside, so please dress according to the weather and with the understanding that students will be getting into the dirt (and thus dirty!).
Curriculum Connections include:
1) Plants and animals have observable features
How do the different features of plants and animals help them meet their basic needs?
2) Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things
What daily and seasonal changes can you see or feel?
3) Basic needs of plants and animals - include habitat — food, water, shelter, and space
Adaptations of local plants and animals - may include structural features or behaviours that allow organisms to survive ; features may include roots, stems, leaves, flowers, seeds;
4) Seasonal changes - seasons - spring, summer, fall, winter; plant life cycle
About the Community Educator
Jessie enjoys getting students working in school gardens as she believes it is vitally important for people to understand where their food comes from, what is entailed in growing food, and allowing people to experience growing their own food to empower them. Jessie has enjoyed taking kids outside for years, formerly as a teacher & Trex leader, and now with Wildsight & CBEEN.