CBEEN - Wild Voices - Loon


All programs are now available for booking at the subsidized rates of:

– $150 (1-1.5 hr in class or outdoor program)

– $250 (half-day field study)

– $350 (full-day field study)

Teachers who are current CBEEN members may access one complimentary program (with up to $250 in bussing cost reimbursement) for their classroom in the school year. Up to 200 complimentary programs are available for the 2021-2022 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We ask that teachers ensure that a program does not violate their school and/or district policies before booking.  It is the responsibility of the teacher to confirm program suitability and communicate needs and questions to the Community Educator.

As with the previous school year, we have a COVID-19 policy in place for the 2021-2022 school year.  Teachers booking programs are expected to read this plan in advance of their program to understand our policies and practices around offering programs this year. 

Questions about the policy may be directed to the Wild Voices Program Manager at wildvoices@cbeen.org



Bookable Booked 14 time(s)

Homing in on Habitat

Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study Full Day Field Study
Duration3 Hours
Locationnearby greenspace or park
Contact This Presentershanoonoftheforest@gmail.com / 250-226-6757

About the Program
In this search and discovery program students will unlock the secrets in our local habitat. Join Shanoon in this quest to discover the special needs and homes of animals and the amazing interdependence of life in a forest.

About the Community Educator
Shannon Bennett has a Bsc in Earth Sciences and has been working in environmental education since the early 80's as a Park Naturalist in Alberta and BC Parks. She loves to inspire, engage, connect, and motivate students to discover and explore their wild local bioregions, to develop curiosity, knowledge, awareness and appreciation of where they live.

Shanoon Bennett

Organization/School: Wild Voices for Kids, Wildsight, Slocan River Streamkeepers

Title: Environmental Educator

Address: Winlaw, BC

Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Grade Levels:Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD20, SD10, SD8


See 7 testimonials.
"This educator was unbelievably organized. She was able to change her presentation due to an emergency at the school. She went beyond the requirements of what was asked. " - Karen Walgren
"Shanoon is awesome. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and she is great with kids. " - Scott Kipkie
"There were challenges communicating with the Educator prior to the trip which lead to confusion and inconveniences around delivery dates. This resulted in our class travelling for the program and no educator showing up. I feel this was due to confusing channels for communication. I left messages on the booking page but there was significant delay in response. Additionally there was no way to directly contact the educator via email or phone the clarify the booking details. These miscommunications could have been avoided. There was confusion on day of trip as the location was not accessible and no contingency plan had been arranged. It was a rewarding and engaging day but the quality and the program was impacted due to lost time searching for a new location on the day. " - Matt Gale
"Shanoon is so knowledgeable, but for my antsy little Gr 1/2s maybe a little too wordy. " - Catherine MacKinnon
"Shanoon captivated the students and got them making deep and insightful connections about our learning." - Kyoko Conne
"Shanoon was great with the kids! She engaged them and was great with adapting to the challenges in behaviour with my class. " - Myia Malakoff
"Shanoon is passionate, extremely knowledgeable and engaging!" - Marlisa Crosland

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