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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.
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Bats in Your Backyard and Beyond!
|Bookable Type(s)||In Class/School Yard (1 - 1.5 hr)|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
About the Program
Bats make up 20% of the mammal species on earth, and we have 15 bat species in BC alone! A local bat biologist will come into any classroom to describe the life of a local bat. Adjustable to any grade level, details about bat physiology, ecology, benefits and "fascinating facts" will focus on bats found in Golden, but mention the incredible diversity of this group of animals around the world. Ecosystem services provided by bats, conservation, and threats to local bat populations can also be discussed. Depending on grade levels, crafts and discussions helps to round out the time. Resources can be provided for the classroom for follow-up.
We use interesting props and activities to reinforce concepts of echolocation, adaptation and ecology.
About the Community Educator
Laura is a wildlife biologist who has worked in bat ecology and conservation and also has a B.Ed. with a specialization in Indigenous Education. Laura loves to study the interconnectedness of our ecosystems (including humans!) and how species rely on each other and interact in often unexpected ways.
|Curriculum Links:||There are many curricular and core competencies that will be explored through this presentation. Below I have listed many Big Ideas from K-12 that will be explored through this presentation.
1. Learning about local species helps to provide a sense of place (all grades)
2. Animals have observable features and adaptations to their local environment (K)
3. Seasonal changes affects living things (K)
4. Living things have behaviours that help them survive in their environment (Gr 1)
5. Classification of living things and names of local species (Gr 1)
6. Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment (Gr 2)
7. Biodiversity in the local environment (Gr 3)
8. Living things interact in their ecosystems (Gr 3)
9. How species respond to their local environment (hibernation for example) (Gr 4)
10. The physiology of the diversity of species (Gr 5 and 6)
11. How species have evolved and adapted to their local environment (Gr 7)
12. Characteristics of life (Gr 8)
13. Reproduction and ecology - interconnectedness, sustainability, food webs (Gr 9)
14. Adaptation (Gr 10)
15. Many links in Life Sciences 11 and Anatomy and Physiology 12
Other links that occur across all grade levels are:
1. Showing a sustained curiosity about the natural world
2. Identifying questions that can be examined scientifically
3. Experience and interpret the local environment
4. Identifying environmental implications
5. Generate new ideas with problem solving
And many more!
|Tags:||Ecosystems / Wildlife|
|Seasons:||Spring, Autumn, Winter|
|Grade Levels:||High (10-12), Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)|
"The students loved the presentation - it was interactive and fun. " - Roxanne Bennett
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:
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
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
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
- 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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