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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.

For the 2020-2021 school year we have a COVID-19 policy in place.  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 wilvoices@cbeen.org


The Wild Voices team is carefully planning for a safe return to working with students and teachers.  Our booking system is open for teachers to begin planning and scheduling with educators.

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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Citizen Science: Birding at Kokanee Creek

Bookable Type(s) Full Day Field Study
Duration5 Hours
LocationKokanee Creek Provincial Park, near Nelson
Contact This Presentersiderius@netidea.com

About the Program
Citizen Science! Be an ornithologist for a day! We are updating the Kokanee Creek Provincial Park bird checklist. You can come and be part of this great project by adding your bird sightings in the park to our data. Learn how to identify local birds by sight and by their calls. We will also be looking for bird sign (woodpecker excavations, nests, tracks, owl pellets etc.) and talking about the relationship of birds to their habitat. We may see other wildlife and wildlife sign that will round out our appreciation of the park and its "residents".

This program is based at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park in all seasons.

About the Community Educator
Joanne Siderius is a wildlife biologist, naturalist and educator who lives and works in the Kootenays. She is the senior naturalist at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park and has several years experience as a field biologist, an ornithologist and giving school presentations.

Joanne Siderius

Organization/School: Kokanee Creek Nature Centre

Title: Wildlife biologist / educator

Address: Nelson and area, BC

Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Grade Levels:Independent, High (10-12), Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6)
School Districts:Independent, SD8


See 2 testimonials.
"Joanne was prepared, helpful, knowledgeable and had great engagement skills with the students. She provided input forms and a website to enter our data in. She kindly came out to Winlaw so we did not have to travel all the way to Kokanee Creek (3 hour drive)." - Linda Out
"Very knowledgeable and passionate. " - Jessica Foster

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