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 2021-2022 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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.

As with the previous school year, we have a COVID-19 policy in place for the 2021-2022 school year.  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 wildvoices@cbeen.org



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Honing Homestead Skills: Discovering Wild Edibles

Bookable Type(s) In Class (approx 1 hr) Half Day Field Study
Duration3 Hours
Locationnearby greenspace or park
Contact This Presenterjaner.lavender@gmail.com

About the Program
Wild edibles exist almost everywhere and are in abundance if you know how to and feel like foraging for them. Edible weeds, flowers and wild herbs were foraged and used as food as well as medicines.

In this field trip, students will learn the ethics of wild foraging, and discover the abundance of edible plants that you can use for food, tea, and ointment in the natural environment near your school. We will identify the plants and discuss their food or medicinal properties. At the end we will have a fun tea party.

About the Community Educator
Jane is a trained ecologist with a passion for botany, and aquatic ecosystems and the living things within. She spent 10 years homesteading in the small town of Argenta in North Kootenay Lake. She now lives in Nelson with her family.

Yunjie Gao

Organization/School: The Forest Path, Outstanding In Nature

Title: Biologist & Homesteader & Camp Leader

Address: Nelson, BC

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

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