Encouraging environmental stewardship and sustainability by supporting environmental educators.
CBEEN is the regional network for environmental education in the Columbia Basin.
Our organization supports a community of engaged and effective environmental educators by connecting them to resources, information,
professional development, and networking opportunities.
Wild Voices for Kids is a curriculum-linked, place-based environmental education program engaging local mentors in the education of K-12 students on the land, history, and culture of the Columbia Basin region.
Wild Voices is a unique program in the Basin as it enables local specialists to develop programs connected to the local environment and tailored to their area of expertise and passion.
CBEEN is energized by facilitating connections, and we are excited to provide opportunities to do so at many events and workshops throughout the year.
This includes workshops, webinars, and annual events such as the Inquiring Voices Sustainability Symposium, Environmental Education Leadership Clinic, and Celebrations of Environmental Education.
We are pleased to provide you with some of the best environmental education resources available!
This includes our Funding Directory, Organization Directory, Teaching Resources, Pro-D Bursaries, Job Board, Curriculum Resources, and more!
News, opportunities, and upcoming events.
The idea of this guide is that by recognizing the rights and capacities of girls and boys, young women and young men, the challenges posed by climate change can be turned into opportunities for sustainable development.
Check it out here: https://www.unicef.org/environment/files/AYCEOs_climate-change_take-action-now_EN.pdf
Wild Voices has a great on-going promotion for paid Wild Voices programs - book one paid program and receive $25 off your next paid program!
Over 60 Wild Voices programs to choose from! Check out the searchable on-line Wild Voices database: https://cbeen.ca/wildvoices-programs/
👍 1-1.5 hr in-class/outdoor program = $150
👍 half-day field study program = $250
👍 full-day field study program = $350
Learning for a Sustainable Future, Lakehead University and the Canadian Teachers' Federation are launching a video competition to hear from educators and students from across Canada about why climate change education is important to them and what they are doing to address climate change, personally and in their school.
Due Dec 13!
For more info, check out: http://ow.ly/3rms50xndoR
This position, based out of a home office anywhere in the Canadian Columbia Basin, averages 28 hours/week over the course of the year (flexible working schedule) with some travel, evening and weekend work required. Salary is $37,856 – $39,312 per year, commensurate with experience. This position is entitled to 3 weeks of paid vacation, which can be used as accrued.
For more info, and to apply, go to: http://ow.ly/fFMH50xneSq
This FREE resource is available from Resources for Rethinking, a project of Learning for a Sustainable Future.
The Adaptation Platform is hosting a webinar titled, "An Introduction to Climate Information for Decision Making" on Friday, Dec 6, from 1-2:30 pm ET. This presentation, a collaboration between the Canadian Centre for Climate Services, Ouranos, and the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium, will introduce participants to a new PowerPoint presentation that will be available on Climate Data.ca in February 2020 for public use.
For more info and to register, go to: http://ow.ly/PL0t50xmryW
Check out the searchable program database for winter-focussed programs as well as all other Wild Voices programs: https://cbeen.ca/wildvoices-programs/
**Paid program promo** - for every paid program you book, receive $25 off an additional paid program for this school year!
The essay competition is aimed at primary and secondary school students, supported by Teacher Champions, parents and schools. (To participate, each school simply needs to register a Teacher Champion to coordinate on its behalf.)
Students and Teacher Champions who participate in the essay competition will be eligible to participate in a Country Debate on the same theme in Spring 2020, leading to an online International Debate (among the top performing students) and Teacher Champions Exchange in Summer 2020. For the first time ever, the international events will take place online to help support the broadest possible participation from around the world.
For more info on the Schools Essay Competition, as well as the Country Debate and International Schools Debates, go to: http://ow.ly/oaGg50xekYA
found so far, which is great news!
The Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS) has been sampling across the region this summer in the search for invasive mussels (Zebra and Quagga mussels). Invasive mussels could severely impact our enjoyment of lakes and rivers, damage native ecosystems, and cost millions annually in management if they ever got into B.C. waters.
For more info, check out: https://columbiashuswapinvasives.org/csiss-autumn-updates/
“Students, parents and teachers agreed that schools should be doing more to educate young people about climate change and that climate change education is the responsibility of the school system.”
According to the study there is a lack of basic knowledge about climate change among Canadians, including many Canadian teachers.
To read more about this survey and the findings, go to: http://www.lsf-lst.ca/en/cc-survey