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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 bussing reimbursement up to $250. Up to 200 complimentary programs are available annually to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.
A Day with Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
|Bookable Type(s)||Half Day Field Study|
|Location||local riparian area|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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.
"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