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 2019-2020 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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Honing Homestead Skills: Homestead Tours

Bookable Type(s) Full Day Field Study
Duration5 Hours
LocationArgenta, North Kootenay Lake
Contact This Presenterjaner.lavender@gmail.com

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.

Yunjie Gao

Organization: Little Mountain Chickadee, Outstanding In Nature

Title: Biologist & Homesteader & Camp Leader

Address: Nelson, BC

Curriculum Links:
Tags:Sustainable Living, Food
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Grade Levels:Independent, High (10-12), Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6)
School Districts:Independent, SD8

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