BOOK A WILD VOICES FOR KIDS PROGRAM!
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.
Honing Homestead Skills: Homestead Tours
|Bookable Type(s)||Full Day Field Study|
|Location||Argenta, North Kootenay Lake|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
This program is only available in the North Kootenay Lake area.
About the Program
This is a full-day field trip to two homesteads in Argenta, where students are introduced to the concept of self-sufficiency, as well an overview of small-scale food production, preservation and storage (depending on the time of year). They will have a hands-on experience with dairy goats, chickens and ducks, and planting or harvesting vegetables in the garden. They will also be introduced to an off-grid homestead with solar panels and a micro-hydro power system.
Students will be engaged in a few simple homesteading tasks such as cheese-making, planting seeds, harvesting, fermentation, etc. They will have a chance to taste and sample the “fruits of their labour”.
Program can be adapted to curriculum needs and age levels.
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.