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.
Incredible Edibles: Nature's Wild Food & Medicines
|Bookable Type(s)||Half Day Field Study Full Day Field Study|
|Location||nearby greenspace or park|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org / 250-226-6757|
About the Program
A Bio-Regional Plant and Tree Discovery Program: Discover a bounty of amazing plants that you can eat, drink or use to heal everyday ailments. Join us and investigate the rich world of wild botanicals that will spruce up your knowledge of what?s growing around you. We have a wild tea party, so bring a cup! Games and shared activities will last approximately 2 hours and can be easily adapted to a forest or meadow near your school.
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.
"She had fun games and activities. She is very kind and was very interesting. Allowed the students to sample many plants" - Lori McWilliam
"Shanoon is an excellent presenter." - Leah Riemer
"The presenter was very well-prepared and knowledgeable." - Karin Shaw
"She is awesome! So full of knowledge!" - April Lavine
"Shanoon was excellent with the students and was very knowledgable. She was also flexible seeing as the students were young." - Jen Wyatt
"I have done this presentation a few times and I still learn a lot from it. I really feel enthusiastic about this amazing place we live and I think the kids get that feeling from this presentation. Shanoon really is passionate about the wild plants and gets the kids to become very engaged and proud of where they live as well." - Lori McWilliam
"Knowledgeable, kind, and enthusiastic. Shannon’s passion for the environmental is infectious. " - Jessica Foster
"Many educators have mentioned that they have also attended the presentation and really enjoyed it. I often recommend it to people who don't know about it. It is interesting to people of all ages!!" - Lori McWilliam
"I’ve already recommended her" - Marlisa Crosland
"Shannoon is great with the students, she remembers their names very quickly, uses riddles to engage them, and she is sooo knowledgeable!" - Kendra Uniat