CBEEN - Wild Voices - Loon


Wow! As of March 3, 2022, all of our complimentary programs for this current school year have been booked! We are working hard at securing funding for more complimentary and subsidized programs for the 2022-23 school year.

Bookings for the 2022-23 school year will open at the beginning of September 2022.

The good news is that all programs are still 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)

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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Aquatic Invertebrates in freshwater habitats of the Columbia Basin

Bookable Type(s) Full Day Field Study
Duration4.5 Hour
LocationThis program takes place at any location near water including local aquatic habitats in our backyards such as wetlands, streams, rivers and lakes. Contact Darcie for possible locations in the areas of Nelson, Slocan Valley, Nakusp, and Creston.
Contact This Presenterdlquamme@gmail.com

About the Program

In the Columbia Basin, we are surrounded by wetlands, streams, lakes and rivers found close to our communities. But we need to understand how these aquatic habitats function and work in order to preserve, restore, maintain their beauty and the services that they provide us such as drinking water, wildlife and recreation.

In this program we use aquatic habitats in our backyard to demonstrate a wide variety of ecological concepts. Through the activities and lessons provided, students can develop the foundation for literacy in the life sciences.

This "boots on the ground" field trip enhances student understanding of the environmental, technological and social aspects of science and encourages them to work together to solve problems, as well as to develop an appreciation for science and a sense of wonder about wetlands.

About the Community Educator

Darcie has spent 28 years working in the area of aquatic ecology and restoration techniques. She is passionate about community engagement and has collaborated with non-profits in a number of projects including water quality and flow monitoring of streams, and
assessing the health of streams, wetlands and lakes. Darcie often gives talks and provides outreach each year to school groups, and citizen scientists who want to learn more about these important habitats that are in our backyards.

Darcie Quamme

Organization/School: Integrated Ecological Research

Title: Biologist

Address: Nelson, BC

Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife, Water, Sustainable Living, Forestry / Silviculture, Food, Climate Change
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Grade Levels:Intermediate (4-6)
School Districts:Independent, SD10, SD8

Book Aquatic Invertebrates in freshwater habitats of the Columbia Basin:

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