BOOK A WILD VOICES FOR KIDS PROGRAM!
Due to recent CBEEN program funding changes, we will now offer price options for Wild Voices for Kids programs.
Please select the price option that suits your needs, knowing that some schools don’t have access to the financial resources that others do.
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 that is delivering the program.
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Animal Survival Instincts - Exploring our Wild Side (available in Kimberley and Cranbrook only)
|Bookable Type(s)||Half Day Field Study|
|Location||nearby greenspace or park|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org / home 250-427-2608 cell 250 432-9983.|
This program is available in Kimberley and Cranbrook only.
**Please email Patty at email@example.com to discuss dates before making a booking request**
**Not available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and all day Friday**
About the Program
Students will explore the various strategies animals use to survive in the wild, in particular, coping with temperature changes. This program is offered as a half-day field study for intermediate and middle school students.
Thermal energy will be the underlying theme of this presentation. Students will discuss ways animals cope and survive in various temperatures and understand the basic differences in ectothermic and endothermic animals. Students will also learn how torpor and hibernation benefit endotherms. Some of the strategies explored will be, the use of insulation to stay warm, reducing their surface area to stay warm, the storing of food when plentiful, altering their activity and traveling with purpose. Students will work together to come up with other strategies animals might use to survive. We will walk to a local forest wherein students will work together to build wilderness shelters and learn methods to stay warm or cool in a survival situation. All materials for shelter building and learning about thermal energy will be provided and "Leave No Trace" ethics will be employed.
About the Community Educator
Patty Kolesnichenko has worked for over 20 years teaching Outdoor Education at the Boyne River Natural Science School, the Nor West Outdoor Centre in Ontario and St Patrick High school's Outdoor Program in Yellowknife. Patty has also run her own adventure tourism and education business "Wolfsong Adventures" in the Northwest Territories. Patty is in her element when teaching outdoor education and enjoys helping young people find meaningful connections to their natural environment.
"Love Patty's energy and ways to redirect and focus the learning for the students." - Danny Bartraw
"Patty read the group really well, and had them moving around a lot. She also noticed how well they worked on the shelters and provided extra time for them to engage fully in this activity." - Natasha Burgess
"Students always love learning outdoors!" - Laurie Neeve
"Patty had an energy that was contagious. She kept the students interests and knew when a change of pace was needed." - Deanna Boss
"Patty is very knowledgeable, works very well with students, great insight and activities created to engage children. My kids didn't want a recess break because they were so excited in their learning that took place! She is awesome." - Ricki Thomson
"Patti was so engaging and great with the kids" - Deanna Boss
"Patty was excellent!! She is very knowledgeable on the topic areas and indigenous language. Patty is excellent at engaging students in their learning and always makes it so much fun for them!!" - Susan Potter
"Patty is incredible and a wealth of knowledge. She incorporated Ktunaxa animal names, locations etc. into her presentation." - Stephanie Halldorson
"Patty is exceptionally knowledgeable and is able to draw kids in with her engaging activities! " - Anneli Schadeli
"There was a great variety of activities packed into this 3 hour workshop. Patty was extremely organized and responsive to the students and their interests. For example, she made changes when she saw what they were interested in. The shelter building was a huge hit." - Frances Kirkpatrick
"Patty is amazing. She knows how to adapt lessons to meet the needs and level of her group. She has so many ideas and changes her lesson as needed. She also has so much energy and enthusiasm and gets students excited about learning. " - Pamela Franklin-Cooper
Program Price Options:
Due to recent CBEEN program funding changes, CBEEN will now offer price options for Wild Voices for Kids programs. Please select the price option that suits your needs, knowing that some schools don’t have access to the financial resources that others do. The following price options are available:
Non-subsidized: Please select this option if you can access funds to pay the full price for this program. By selecting this option, this will allow us to offer more subsidized programs to those schools who don’t have the same support as you might. An unlimited number of programs are available at this payment level.
- In class/school yard ~1-1.5 hours = $250
- Half-day field study = $390
- Full-day field study = $595
Slightly Subsidized: Please select this option if you need a bit of support in paying for your program. CBEEN has secured some grant funding to support this option. An unlimited number of programs are available at this payment level.
- In class/school yard ~1-1.5 hrs = $150
- Half-day field study = $250
- Full-day field study = $350
Heavily Subsidized: Please select this option if you need a lot of support in helping to make programs happen in your school. CBEEN has secured funding to allow a limited number of classes to access two heavily subsidized programs/class/year.
- In class/school yard ~1-1.5 hrs = $75
- Half-day field study = $125
- Full-day field study = $175
- Fully Subsidized: Please select this option if you have no means of accessing funding for a program. CBEEN has secured funding to allow a limited number of classes to access one totally subsidized program/class/year.