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 13 time(s)

The Marsh-ians Have Landed: A Pond Study

Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study Full Day Field Study
Duration5 Hours
Locationlocal riparian area
Contact This Presentershanoonoftheforest@gmail.com / 250-226-6757

About the Program
Discover an exciting underwater world of aquatic life in a pond near you. Fascinating facts and amazing activities will be used to make you bug-wise and discover another world filled with creatures beyond your imagination.

This is a field study, bussing may be necessary. For these outings students will need to dress appropriately for the season, with proper footwear, bringing along a small backpack with water, snack and/or lunch.

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

Curriculum Links:
Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife, Water
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Grade Levels:Independent, High (10-12), Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD20, SD10, SD8


See 9 testimonials.
"Great outing! We really enjoyed the trip and the educator was fully prepared and super professional knowing many facts to share with all the kids." - Vanessa Bella
"Kindergarten kids love action and anything playful. They will remember parent helper Mark, dressed up as a Mayfly. They also enjoyed just finding the bugs in the pond and pouring water on the d watershed display to learn about water flow. The students, especially in the afternoon...., appreciate as much hands on learning they can get so while I gathered more information from Shanoon's presentation, the students were all about mucking about in the pond:)" - Wendy West
"See my email sent on June 20 to admin." - Catherine MacKinnon
"Very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, well-prepared and engaged all students." - Cheryl Makeiv
"Sometimes there was a little bit too long of talk and too complicated for Kindergarten/grade 1, otherwise it was really great." - Carolyn Ziefflie
"She was fantastic and really bonded with the students immediately. She was very knowledgeable. She was well prepared and kind." - Kim Matson
"We loved our time with Shanoon! She is so full of knowledge that she is willing to share with kids of all ages and wonders. We loved the hands on exploration of the aquatic life and the fun games around the trail. It was a fantastic day of sunshine and learning!" - Vanessa Bella
"I always recommend Shanoon. I encourage other teachers to come along (3 were with us yesterday). Even our principal came out for part of the afternoon. 2 other teachers at my school have booked Shanoon’s watershed presentation for May and June of this year on my recommendation." - Denise Currie
"Shanoon is very knowledgeable about this world we live in! She was engaging and her enthusiasm around nature and insects and animals is totally contagious. My kids loved her!" - Kirsten Johnson

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