BOOK A WILD VOICES FOR KIDS PROGRAM!
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 2020-2021 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For the 2020-2021 school year we have a COVID-19 policy in place. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wild Voices team is carefully planning for a safe return to working with students and teachers. Our booking system is open for teachers to begin planning and scheduling with educators.
At this time we ask teachers to request booking dates from October 5, 2020 onwards to allow time for us to prepare based on needs as they emerge in September. We also 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.
Intro to honey bees, pollination, and beekeeping
|Bookable Type(s)||In Class (approx 1 hr) Half Day Field Study|
|Duration||Varies by Booking|
|Location||Field study in Revelstoke will utilize Ron's educational bee yard. In other communities, an attempt will be made to find a local educational bee yard. In the classroom, an observation hive will be used.|
|Contact This Presenteremail@example.com|
About the Program
This interactive program looks at the role of the beekeeper, as well as the role honey bees have in our food production through pollination. Students have an opportunity to be hands on with bee hive equipment, to suit up and look inside the hive, to hold a frame of honey bees, to identify the different types of bees in a hive, and to sample raw honey. Presentations are customized to the average age of the group for content and duration.
The field study option will take place in an educational bee yard (spring/summer), while the classroom program will include an observation hive (autumn/winter).
About the Community Educator
Ron is a beekeeper based in Revelstoke, starting out as a hobby beekeeper and transitioning into operating a commercial beekeeping operation in 2018, which today has 75 hives. Ron has always had a passion for teaching and sharing information on a variety of subjects, and now shares his beekeeping experiences through social media, as well as through introductory workshops and hosting school classes at his bee yard.