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



Bookable Booked 3 time(s)

What's the Buzz?

Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study Full Day Field Study
Duration6 Hours
LocationThis program can be run in the school yard’s green space or to a walkable natural area if it is very close.
Contact This Presenterjessbam@fournations.net

This intermediate level program is also available in French. Please return to the program database and book "What's the Buzz/ Bourdonnons

About the Program
What is all the buzz about pollinators these days? These little creatures play a vital role in our daily sustenance, yet they are so often overlooked and currently facing giant challenges. Join me for an exciting day to learn about the magic of pollinators, pollination and how the process is interconnected with the plant world, other life forms and us as humans. We will explore some of the issues that pollinators are facing today and how we can make a difference to aid their plight.

We will then take our newly obtained knowledge of local pollinators and go on a hunt to discover how many of them are in your school yard, make mason bee houses and have large fun. For Spring and Fall programs we will get the opportunity to examine a honey bee observation hive.

About the Community Educator
Outdoor environmental education has been one of Jessica's passions since she was a child- she vividly remembers school trips out to the mountains to take Earth Keepers and Sunship Earth programs (teaching about natural systems and earth stewardship) at a local summer camp and thinking "why can't we always learn this way?!".

So, since then Jessica has worked for summer camps, facilitated outdoor ed programs in schools, created a successful local earth stewardship program called Earth Culture Club, co-founded the Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines, and developed pollinator education classes for the Bee Awareness Society so that she can help kids get outside in nature where we learn best!

Jessica Bamford

Organization/School: Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines

Title: Director/instructor

Address: Winlaw, BC

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


See 1 testimonials.
"Jess was awesome with the kids. She held their interest, was engaging and fun, and kept them on track the whole morning." - Jen De Sousa

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