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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 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

READ OUR COVID-19 PLAN HERE

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.

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Turtle Truths


Bookable Type(s) Outdoors (approx 1 hr)
Duration1 Hour
LocationKikomun Creek Provincial Park, near Jaffray
Contact This Presenterbeth@elkriveralliance.ca

About the Program
Students will learn about the Western Painted Turtle on a walk around one of Kikomun Creek Provincial Park’s smaller lakes, Hidden Lake. During May and June (especially when sunny!) there are often painted turtles basking on logs and along the shore. This walk has several stops which include engaging, interactive demonstrations and activities to teach students about this fascinating species. The students will discover the history of turtles, learn about their traits and behaviours and what we can do help to protect this blue-listed turtles. The Turtle Truths program is between 1 and 1.5 hours in duration.

About the Community Educator
Beth loves sharing her love for the outdoors with other people and passing on good stewardship practices to younger generations. She has a BSc in Biological Sciences and a MSc in Environmental Sciences, and for the past 8 years has been teaching everything from rock climbing for kids to microclimatology in university laboratories, but by far her favourite is to teach an appreciation for the natural world!

Elizabeth Millions
(Educator)

Organization: ERA

Title: Environmental Educator

Address: Fernie, BC

Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife, Water
Seasons:Spring, Summer
Grade Levels:Independent, Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD6, SD5

Testimonials:

See 13 testimonials.
"I really liked how the Educator took the time to help the students understand the importance of respecting the environment. Also, she did a great job on presenting the information using props and demos, whilst modifying to my grade 4 level. This program met all of the criteria that I expected for my grade 4 class. Very interesting! Thanks!" - monica vording
"I would 100% recommend Beth! She was flexible when we had to make a change at the end. She was excellent with the kids and taught them exactly at their level, challenged those who needed it, and really engaged all learners. I would highly recommend her to my colleagues. " - Ashley Filipe
"Thank you so much for the presentation! It was well suited for the age group, interactive and fun! Thank you" - Jenna Blom
"Beth did a great job. They loved putting on the turtle costume. The length of the program was perfect." - Kate Ruoss
"It was great to be at Kikomun Provincial Park. The students were able to relate their learning to an area that is relatively in their backyard; some students had never been to this park!" - Jennifer Doll
"This was my first time doing the Turtle Truths presentation and my students and I really enjoyed it! I would recommend it!" - Laura Grant
"She was a bit late because traffic had been stopped on the highway for a while. She was not feeling well that day, but I thought that she did well with the kids. She was able to keep them focused and interested. They liked the props, costumes and the activities." - Heather Ackert
"She was a bit late because traffic had been stopped on the highway for a while. She was not feeling well that day, but I thought that she did well with the kids. She was able to keep them focused and interested. They liked the props, costumes and the activities." - Heather Ackert
"She was a bit late because traffic had been stopped on the highway for a while. She was not feeling well that day, but I thought that she did well with the kids. She was able to keep them focused and interested. They liked the props, costumes and the activities." - Heather Ackert
"Beth was great with the kids. Kind but firm. Kept the kids engaged and curious about what was going to happen next." - Anick Poulin
"Knowledgeable of Topic and was able to hold attention and control" - Paula Chardonnens
"This is the second time I have had Beth do this presentation with my class. I learned even more this time than last. I really liked the visual for the turtle eggs with the ping pong balls. Our class saw a baby turtle later that day and the kids thought about that one turtle that hatched. " - Ashley Filipe
"Beth is fabulous with the kids. They really listened carefully and she sets good boundaries and expectations." - monica vording

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