BOOK A WILD VOICES FOR KIDS PROGRAM!
All programs are now available for booking at the subsidized rates listed.
Teachers who are current CBEEN members may access one complimentary program for their classroom in the school year. Teacher members can redeem their complimentary program with bussing reimbursement up to $250. Up to 200 complimentary programs are available annually to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Watershed Connections: A Web of Ecological Diversity
|Bookable Type(s)||Full Day Field Study|
|Location||various field locations|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org / 250-226-6757|
About the Program
Investigate aquatic ecosystems and the interconnectedness of our bio-region.
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 is incredibly informed and informative. Her enthusiasm is contagious and definitely got the kids excited to be learning. She has great behaviour management strategies and really "owned" her position as leader of the group during the presentation, which was so very welcome and allowed me to then focus more on helping with snowshoes, finding lost mittens, etc." - Kirsten Johnson
"Shanoon is a rock star!" - Jessica Foster
"Shanoon is very good at what she does. She is very knowledgeable and great with the kids. " - Cole Auringer
"I consider Shanoon to have done an excellent job. My class has a bit of spring fever and on a couple of occasions did not behave as respectfully towards her as they should have (chatting when should have been listening). Shanoon did a wonderful job of engaging the students with several different activities; some of my kids came in today saying they had gone grazing in the bush yesterday!" - Lawrence Redfern
"Shanoon was very knowledgeable and, despite a somewhat miserable day (weather wise), she pressed on and made the most of the situation. Her enthusiasm was contagious. She memorized all the kids' names in short order and developed a rapport with them quickly." - June Samulak
"Shanoon is an excellent presenter. She had the kids involved and she made the information informative." - Karen Walgren
"Shanoon is a very knowlegeable and enthusiastic educator. Her delivery of information is clear and passionate. Lots of info shared. " - Stephanie Frioud
"Shanoon Bennet has a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm. As an educator she is engaging with the students. She is also willing to adapt her program to the needs of the group." - Marcia England
"Shanoon was a wonderful presenter and my students loved her. She went above and beyond by going to Pass Creek to find and bring back water invertebrate when we had trouble finding some in the nearby Columbia River. " - Kirsten Macaulay
"I have worked with Shanoon several times before and she is very patient with students and quickly assesses the group and individual needs. She is well-prepared for any circumstances that arise and demonstrates her interest and passion clearly." - June Samulak
"Shanoon is awesome! She has so much knowledge and passion to talk about the subject. We loved that we got to enjoy some incredible edibles even though that was not the focus of our day. The students loved the wild plants and had so much fun connecting to the critters at the Mel Deana water source. " - Venie Cheveldave
"Shanoon did a great job engaging the students. They were really excited about doing the macroinvertebrate sampling." - Nicole Burns
"This was a fabulous day and presentation! The students were very engaged and greatly appreciate the learning." - Theresa Pruss