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 2020-2021 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For the 2020-2021 school year we have a COVID-19 policy in place.  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 wilvoices@cbeen.org


The Wild Voices team is carefully planning for a safe return to working with students and teachers.  Our booking system is open for teachers to begin planning and scheduling with educators.

At this time we ask teachers to request booking dates from October 5, 2020 onwards to allow time for us to prepare based on needs as they emerge in September.  We also 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.


Bookable Booked 4 time(s)

Biodiversity Around Us

Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study
Duration3 Hours
Locationnearby greenspace or park
Contact This Presenterowl.osprey@gmail.com

About the Program
Tailored to each grade level, this class takes children on an exploration of a local natural area. Themes of local animal homes, local plant life, interconnections between species and natural history are explored through games and activities.

This hands-on outdoor learning focuses upon awakening children's connections to the natural world. Sensory awareness activities as well as movement games help children engage with the natural world around them.

About the Community Educator
Rita is a BC Certified Teacher and has a Masters degree in Environmental Education and Communication from Royal Roads University. She has explored and lived in the West Kootenays for 20 years and have greatly enjoyed leading Environmental Education classes in this inspiring area.

Rita Corcoran

Organization: Kootenay Heartwood Nature School

Title: Educator

Address: Nelson, BC

Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Grade Levels:Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD20, SD10, SD8


See 3 testimonials.
"Rita brought experience and knowledge about the local ecosystem. She communicated well with the kids, allowing them to be inquisitive through the day." - Jen De Sousa
"Rita was thorough and prepared. She engaged the parent volunteers as well as the children, and was warm, kind, thoughtful, flexible and extremely knowledgeable." - Shauna McKeating
"I would recommend her. " - Catherine MacKinnon

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