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.
Take Me Outside Day is back in a month's time! Are you in, or are you OUT?: http://ow.ly/Vnbk30lT3Lr
BC Hydro has long been a major supporter of our Wild Voices program: ensuring Basin students the formative experiences that shape them into the future stewards of tomorrow. Thank you, BC Hydro!
We do love our summers at CBEEN, but it's the start of the school year, and all its new beginnings, that we really live for. Our Wild Voices program is back for its 11th year, including new educators, new topics in environmental learning and new...
Access to a complimentary Wild Voices program is one of the many perks of a CBEEN Membership: https://cbeen.ca/join-cbeen/. As you start to plan your year, consider how Wild Voices could support your own classroom learning: https://cbeen.ca/wildvoices-teacher/. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we release the new roster!
Each year, our Wild Voices program receives support from Science World Scientists and Innovators in the Schools (SIS), ensuring even remote and rural communities in the Basin access to learning opportunities in environmental science. Thank you, SIS!
Some great professional development opportunities to help educators kick off the new school year offered by our friends at Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines.
We are so excited to have Juliet Robertson of Creative STAR Learning Ltd in the Columbia Basin today for her Dirty Teaching Workshop! Thanks to Mardelle and the East Kootenay Environmental Educators for hosting this incredible learning opportunity!
Curious how to incorporate Indigenous Ways of Knowing in your classroom, or out-of-classroom, teachings? Our friends at the Four Nations Coalition are hosting a series of great workshops this August, just for the purpose: https://www.fournations.net/events/
Wild Voices for Kids programs in the Columbia Basin are made possible with support from the Hamber Foundation. Thank you, Hamber!
Did your students experience a Wild Voices program in one of our local Provincial Parks this year? These programs are made possible with funding from @YourBCParks Park Enhancement Fund. Thank you to BC Parks for their support again this coming school year!
With the school year coming to an end, have you asked your students why they like outdoor learning?
Thank you to returning funders Kimberley Alpine Resort for their contribution to Wild Voices and environmental learning for local students!
Are you most at home in wild places? Do you have specific knowledge of the local environment, and the communication and interpretive skills to share it with youth? CBEEN is accepting new presentation and field study submissions for the Wild Voices program until July 15th....
Thank you once again to Canfor for choosing to support Wild Voices presentations and field studies in your Kootenay operating areas! With your support, we look forward to mentoring the foresters of tomorrow.