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 up to $250 bussing reimbursement. Up to 200 complimentary programs are available annually to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.
**New programs are added weekly, so be sure to check back!**
Getting to Know Wolves
|Bookable Type(s)||In Class (approx 1 hr) Outdoors (approx 1 hr)|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
About the Program
Programs are designed to offer a unique glimpse at how large carnivores can affect the health of entire ecosystems. Getting to Know Wolves is designed to heighten awareness and enrich learning about the important ecological roles of apex predators, and foster an appreciation for and understanding of naturally functioning ecosystems. Programs reinforce that people are part of ecosystems; posing problems and solutions. Participants gain a sense of stewardship.
Science concepts covered at the intermediate, middle and independent school level include:
· How Living things sense and respond to their environment
· First Peoples concepts of interconnectedness in the environment
· Diversity and survival of living things
· Energy flow in ecosystems; trophic cascades
High school level (and independent) programs review the above topics and delve into:
· Sustainability of ecosystems
· Processes of science
· Ecology and conservation biology
· Form and function of vertebrates in predator-prey systems
· Natural resources and the environment, including ecosystem services
· Sustainable use of resources
· Agricultural supports and challenges with natural predators
· Components and interactions of forest ecosystems
About the Community Educator
Sadie Parr is the executive director of the non-profit charity Wolf Awareness Inc. She rekindled this organization in an effort to promote positive attitudes towards predators in general, the wolf in particular, and to foster an appreciation of the environment of which we are all a part. Sadie is a wildlife researcher who provides outreach and public education about methods of coexistence with wildlife, with most of her recent work focused on large carnivores.
"Sadie had excellent energy and enthusiasm during the presentation. She answered all our questions and had the students engaged. The artifacts, models and videos also kept their interest. It felt a little rushed since we were trying to cut a 2-hr presentation into 1.5 hours, but she held our interest throughout. We were provided a list of vocabulary words to review before the presentation, as well as some worksheets to solidify learning after the talk. Both were pitched at an appropriate level and helped the students access prior knowledge and reflect on their learning. We loved the beautiful posters and certificate we were gifted at the end. Thank you!" - Alison Hall
"I would recommend Sadie because she interacted very well with the students. Her enthusiasm for wolves was contagious and she kept their interest by using a variety of activities." - Tara Johnson