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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 2019-2020 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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A Day with Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study
Duration3 Hours
Locationlocal riparian area
Contact This Presenterjaner.lavender@gmail.com

About the Program
Aquatic Macroinvertebrates introduces students to the impacts of pollution and the importance of good stewardship of our natural waters.

In the schoolyard students play a game of tag to simulate the effects of environmental stressors on macroinvertebrate populations. Students will explain how population diversity provides insight into the health of an ecosystem. In the field, students will then conduct either a simulated bio-assessment of a stream by sampling aquatic macroinvertebrates.

About the Community Educator
Jane is a trained ecologist with a passion for aquatic ecosystems and the living things within. She now homesteads in the small town of Argenta in North Kootenay Lake with her partner and young son.

Yunjie Gao

Organization: Little Mountain Chickadee, Outstanding In Nature

Title: Biologist & Homesteader & Camp Leader

Address: Nelson, BC

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


See 1 testimonials.
"Jane was extremely well prepared, very engaging and had strategies to keep the class on task and safe went out by the river. Her hands-on activities were really fun and the information she shared was accessible and interesting to the whole range of students I have (K-7)." - Sarah Keenan

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