CBEEN - Wild Voices - Loon


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 2021-2022 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We 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.

As with the previous school year, we have a COVID-19 policy in place for the 2021-2022 school year.  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 wildvoices@cbeen.org



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Incredible Edibles: Nature's Wild Food & Medicines

Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study Full Day Field Study
Duration3 Hours
Locationnearby greenspace or park
Contact This Presentershanoonoftheforest@gmail.com / 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.

Shanoon Bennett

Organization/School: Wild Voices for Kids, Wildsight, Slocan River Streamkeepers

Title: Environmental Educator

Address: Winlaw, BC

Curriculum Links:
Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife, Sustainable Living, Forestry / Silviculture, Food
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Grade Levels:High (10-12), Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD20, SD10, SD8


See 12 testimonials.
"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
"This was an awesome presentation and Shanoon was so knowledgeable. " - Julia Lehnert
"Shanoon has an incredible depth of knowledge in this area, and establishes a rapport with students right away." - Catherine MacKinnon

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