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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Build a Bug!: Intro to Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

Bookable Type(s) In Class (approx 1 hr)
Duration1.5 Hours
Contact This Presenterjaner.lavender@gmail.com

About the Program
Aquatic macroinvertebrates are small animals without backbones that live in water and are big enough to see with the naked eye. Because they are fascinating creatures, students will be introduced to their physiology, adaptations, and feeding habitats.

Students get to dress up in a bug costume while learning about their unique adaptations. A fun game of Simon Says will teach students feeding habits for each bug. Students will also try to match the main body parts of a bug, as well as the corresponding larva or nymph to the correct adult through fun games. Where possible, live samples of marcoinvertebrates will be brought to the classroom for students to identify and explore.

This program is an introduction for my half-day field study.

About the Community Educator
Jane is a trained ecologist with a passion for botany, and aquatic ecosystems and the living things within. She spent 10 years homesteading in the small town of Argenta in North Kootenay Lake. She now lives in Nelson with her family.

Yunjie Gao

Organization/School: The Forest Path, Outstanding In Nature

Title: Biologist & Homesteader & Camp Leader

Address: Nelson, BC

Curriculum Links:
Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife, Water
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Grade Levels:Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD8


See 2 testimonials.
"The educator was very knowledgeable and had some great, age appropriate material. As she becomes more familiar with the school setting, the management of the kids students will become easier." - Maureen Leathwood
"great work Jane.. very engaging!" - Emily Hedges

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