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.
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