CBEEN - Wild Voices - Loon

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Due to recent CBEEN program funding changes, we will now offer price options for Wild Voices for Kids programs.

Please select the price option that suits your needs, knowing that some schools don’t have access to the financial resources that others do.

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 that is delivering the program.

Do you have any question about the Wild Voices Program? Please connect with Mia at wildvoices@cbeen.org

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Currently unavailable: The Marsh-ians Have Landed: A Pond Study


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

Oct 31 2023: Sorry, but this program is unavailable for bookings until further notice.

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.

PROGRAM VIDEO HERE

Shanoon Bennett
(Educator: Standard)

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

Title: Environmental Educator

Address: Slocan, BC

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

Testimonials:

See 14 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
"I would highly recommend choosing this program. Shanoon is a brilliant human full of amazing learning opportunities along the way. She engages with the children and they always learn something new! " - Vanessa Bella
"Shanoon is well versed in this subject, a treasure trove of knowledge and info, and also very engaged and interested in the subject matter (which, obviously, is passed along to the kids). Pond dipping really was treasure hunting for all of us, and Shanoon's leadership, enthusiasm and knowledge was fantastic. She also took the time at the beginning to get the kids' names, which was a lovely personal touch." - Mary Searchfield
"Shanoon continues to engage while teaching year after year! Parents who were on the trip with us commented that they learned so much and loved the day. Students were energized and could not stop talking about their experiences on the bus ride back." - Sheena Stienstra
"It is a very informative program that will offer information to use in many lessons to follow! " - Veronika Chapman
"Shanoon always brings in all sorts of local and first nations knowledge and keeps us engaged the whole time." - Bianca Duffy

Program Price Options:

Due to recent CBEEN program funding changes, CBEEN will now offer price options for Wild Voices for Kids programs. Please select the price option that suits your needs, knowing that some schools don’t have access to the financial resources that others do. The following price options are available:

  1. Non-subsidized: Please select this option if you can access funds to pay the full price for this program. By selecting this option, this will allow us to offer more subsidized programs to those schools who don’t have the same support as you might. An unlimited number of programs are available at this payment level.
    • In class/school yard ~1-1.5 hours = $250
    • Half-day field study = $390
    • Full-day field study = $595
  2. Slightly Subsidized: Please select this option if you need a bit of support in paying for your program. CBEEN has secured some grant funding to support this option. An unlimited number of programs are available at this payment level.
    • In class/school yard ~1-1.5 hrs = $150
    • Half-day field study = $250
    • Full-day field study = $350
  3. Heavily Subsidized: Please select this option if you need a lot of support in helping to make programs happen in your school. CBEEN has secured funding to allow a limited number of classes to access two heavily subsidized programs/class/year.
    • In class/school yard ~1-1.5 hrs = $75
    • Half-day field study = $125
    • Full-day field study = $175
  4. Fully Subsidized: Please select this option if you have no means of accessing funding for a program. CBEEN has secured funding to allow a limited number of classes to access one totally subsidized program/class/year.

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