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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 2020-2021 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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At this time we ask teachers to request booking dates from October 5, 2020 onwards to allow time for us to prepare based on needs as they emerge in September.  We also 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.

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The True Survival Experts: Animals in Winter


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
Explore a local forest on snowshoes to discover the bountiful array of animals that are active and busy in winter. Learn to identify tracks, homes, food sources and special characteristics of our local animal populations through fun games and activities.

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
(Educator)

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

Title: Environmental Educator

Address: Winlaw, BC

Curriculum Links:
Tags:Outdoor Skills, Ecosystems / Wildlife, Forestry / Silviculture
Seasons:Winter
Grade Levels:Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD20, SD10, SD8

Testimonials:

See 18 testimonials.
"Shanoon was well-prepared and responsive to the needs of the group. We had a wonderful day and learned a lot about winter in the forest. Her pack seemed to have a bottomless supply of cool things to share (shovels, flint and steel, cattail fluff, pictures of prey and predators,...)! Thank you." - June Samulak
"Shanoon is very knowledgeable about winter survival. She paces the activities appropriately for the fitness level and attention span of the students. She learns the students names quickly and uses them. Shanoon encourages students and recognizes their triumphs." - Heather Kennedy
"Shanoon kept the students engaged at all times and provided an in depth knowledge of the environment, the animals and the interaction and connection between this and us when we are iin our local wilderness. " - Theresa Pruss
"very knowledgeable, engages the interest of the students" - Lyn Boisvert
"Shanoon Bennett is very good at engaging students even the ones that struggles with change. She is kind, thoughtful and knowledgeable. As well she is an excellent teacher for students and finds way to relate to them." - Andre Derias
"A great day had by all. All students were engaged. Very formative and Shannoon made it fun even for the less enthusiastic kids" - Vicki Borsato
"As always Shanoon quickly develops a relationship with the students and shares personal information and has students actively engaged all day! She is a wealth of information" - Theresa Pruss
"I love Shanoon's flexibility and adaptability and she always comes with a diversity of activites to engage the students. Plus, I always learn something (and I think I know it all...;-))" - Lawrence Redfern
"Shanoon was amazing and her enthusiasm was contagious. She was super knowledgeable and worked well with my students." - Linda Cote
"I thought Shanoon did a great job of engaging the students. There were lots of games for the students to play and she kept them moving so they weren't too cold. Something I would recommend to Shanoon is to establish more boundaries at the beginning of the lesson. Many students talked during her presentation and although I did my best to manage them I think it would have been more effecitive if she said her expectations at the beginning (no talking while she's talking, stay behind her when they are walking, and participate in all activities). Other than that, the presentation was educational, fun, and engaging. " - Danielle Sonntag
"Shanoon has been our educator for years, on this trip and others. Her positive energy and extensive knowledge makes her an amazing resource person for these children." - Sheena Stienstra
"Shanoon is an amazing educator. She is not only knowledgeable (which is obviously very important) but also very intuitive about how much the children can handle. She explains the games and activities very clearly and is endlessly patient with the children's questions and comments and answers them all informatively. Lastly, she's very well organized which makes the entire session run smoothly." - Carolyn Melenka
"Shanoon is an amazing educator. She is not only knowledgeable (which is obviously very important) but also very intuitive about how much the children can handle. She explains the games and activities very clearly and is endlessly patient with the children's questions and comments and answers them all informatively. Lastly, she's very well organized which makes the entire session run smoothly." - Carolyn Melenka
"Already have. She was well prepared, very knowledgeable, great with students" - Curtis Bendig
"Shanoon has great energy for engaging students of all ages." - Linda Out
"Thank you for all the hard work." - Mike Page
"Despite the less-than-ideal weather conditions, Shanoon was able to keep our students engaged. Although students were wet and cold at times, they really enjoyed the presentation and activities provided by Shanoon." - Anniah Lang
"Shanoon was amazing! Her knowledge of the animals and their habitat is spectacular. Her voice is so easy to listen to. Her games were engaging :)" - Sandy Anhel

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