BOOK A WILD VOICES FOR KIDS PROGRAM!
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 email@example.com
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.
What Does a Wildlife Biologist See?
|Bookable Type(s)||Half Day Field Study|
|Location||Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, near Nelson|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
About the Program
Learn how to recognize and identify animal sign such as tracks, nests, deer beds, scat, woodpecker excavations and nesting holes, animal browse, animal trails etc. An introductory talk (involving skulls, skins and other artifacts) gives context to the field work by discussing the relationship between an animal, its anatomy and its habitat. Participants will be encouraged to enter the information in a field journal.
This program is based at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park in all seasons. The program may be offered in other areas contingent upon prior arrangement.
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 was an excellent presenter and interacted extremely well with the students. She was flexible in her delivery and adapted to the needs/interests of the students throughout the day. I would highly recommend her to other educators wanting an enriching day for their students." - Catherine Locke