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.
Register your school’s green team with BC Green Games now! Check out bcgreengames.ca for more information.
The early bird deadline is just around the corner! Register your school’s Green Team action plan with BC Green Games by November 30 for a chance to win an early bird prize.
More will be added to the series, but check out the following three modules:
* Let's Go to the Pond (K-3): https://bit.ly/2q2sP5r
* Let's Go to the Grassland (4-6): https://bit.ly/36ez8DS
* Let's Go to the Forest (7-9): https://bit.ly/2JtaIfT
Check out our Wild Voices program database, which is searchable by school district, season, grade level, and topic: https://cbeen.ca/wildvoices-programs/
Regular priced programs as follows:
* 1-2 hr in class program = $150
* half-day field study = $250
* full-day field study = $350
Don't miss out on this deal to bring more experiential, environmental education to your students!
We hope that you and your class have an awesome day teaching and learning outside today!🌲🍁🌞
If you are looking for some ideas on what to do with you class, check out http://kbee.ca/outside/ for some awesome ideas.
And, while there, why not sign up for KBEE's 2019-2020 TAKE ME OUTSIDE FOR LEARNING SCHOOL YEAR CHALLENGE, which is open for all six school districts in the basin! But, hurry up...registration ends Oct 31! More info and registration here: http://kbee.ca/outside/
Awesome prizes for the year long challenge, including a free set of BC Nature Guides for every teacher who registers, and 1 of 7 complimentary Wild Voices Programs!!
Bat Week is coming up Oct 24-Oct 31! This is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in the environment. Check out www.bcbats.ca for more info!
Looking for some info on local bats? Kootenay Community Bat Project focuses on promoting bat conservation and community-based bat inventory. And Wild Voices has 5 programs that focus on bats! https://bit.ly/35CdxoB
Are YOU in for getting out??
There will be roundtable updates from regional stakeholders; guest speakers from Wildsight Golden, BC Mussel Defense Conservation Officers, and Kootenay Conservation Program ; and a presentation on updated CSISS operational plan. Lunch and refreshments included.
This course is offered over 3-days in a conference room setting. There is no field component, however, there will be plenty of opportunity to get hands-on with devices and software. Discussions will include field placement and planning as well as troubleshooting so students are prepared to make decisions in-the-field.
For more info and to register, http://ow.ly/GAc750wFVbO
Register for the Re-Power webinar, delivered by Green Teacher, here: https://greenteacher.com/webinars/
Check out the write up about this amazing news here: http://ow.ly/TulE50wFXPw