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Due to recent CBEEN program funding changes, we will now offer price options for Wild Voices for Kids programs.

Please select the price option that suits your needs, knowing that some schools don’t have access to the financial resources that others do.

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 that is delivering the program.

Do you have any question about the Wild Voices Program? Please connect with Mia at wildvoices@cbeen.org

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Identifying trees in your neighbourhood


Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study
Duration2 Hours
LocationThis is a 2 hour workshop. Preferred field trip location is in the community downtown Cranbrook, though it can take place in a nearby green space or BC park that has a variety of trees, seeds, leaves and cones. With animal nests in and around trees
Contact This Presenterwrehab@hotmail.com or call 7785174377

About the Program
While walking through the community, local green space, or park students will find a sense of wonder while learning about coniferous and deciduous trees. Broadleaf verses evergreen. Looking at tree shape, leaf structure, bark texture, seeds, cones, branches, roots, needles and sap, and through the use of math skills and other engaging activities, students will start to understand how to identify trees. Identifying neighbourhood native trees, their features, and distinct characteristics. Having them discover and explore the outdoors matching tree, cone, seed and leaf sets to proper trees in the crown forest. They will learn to discover, engage in and
explore their sense of wonder in nature and make a weather station back at school or at home.

Students will also learn about seed dispersal, how animals depend on trees, traditional use of certain trees by First Nations, along with names of trees and shrubs in the Ktunaxa language. This lesson is filled with activities and games to play while learning about neighbourhood trees.

We can do this in a nearby greenspace with a variety of trees. Let me know where you wish to go before hand!

At the end of the program students will be able to show others how to identify trees in their backyard. Older students will find out how to use a tree key. K-2 can also participate in some nature art. Just let me know if you would like to do an art project instead of learning about tree keys.

About the Community Educator
I am an Applied Biology Technologist and Environmental Educator. Delivering engaging creative lessons of citizen science bio blitz studies to children in nature through science based education and modeling techniques. I am very passionate about the outdoors and love to share my ideas to children so it may one day spring that interest in them to become a biologist someday. I have lived in the East Kootenays most of my life and belong to many societies that conserve and restore, ecological integrity in our communities and beyond. I have a very strong background in native plant biology and wildlife/amphibian surveying. I want to bring back the excitement and curiosity about the environment that all children should have and give them a sense of wonder what's really out there.

Patricia Meldrum
(Educator: Expired)

Organization/School: SD5

Title: Applied Biology Technologist & Outdoor Environmental Educator

Address: Cranbrook, BC

Curriculum Links:Grade 4: All living things sense and respond to their environment
Grade 3: Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their environment
Grade 1: Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment
Kindergarten: Plants and animals have observable features; daily and seasonal changes affect all living things
Tags:Energy, Geology/Earth History, Outdoor Skills, Ecosystems / Wildlife, Water, Sustainable Living, Forestry / Silviculture, Food, Climate Change
Seasons:Autumn, Summer, Spring
Grade Levels:Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD5

Program Price Options:

Due to recent CBEEN program funding changes, CBEEN will now offer price options for Wild Voices for Kids programs. Please select the price option that suits your needs, knowing that some schools don’t have access to the financial resources that others do. The following price options are available:

  1. Non-subsidized: Please select this option if you can access funds to pay the full price for this program. By selecting this option, this will allow us to offer more subsidized programs to those schools who don’t have the same support as you might. An unlimited number of programs are available at this payment level.
    • In class/school yard ~1-1.5 hours = $250
    • Half-day field study = $390
    • Full-day field study = $595
  2. Slightly Subsidized: Please select this option if you need a bit of support in paying for your program. CBEEN has secured some grant funding to support this option. An unlimited number of programs are available at this payment level.
    • In class/school yard ~1-1.5 hrs = $150
    • Half-day field study = $250
    • Full-day field study = $350
  3. Heavily Subsidized: Please select this option if you need a lot of support in helping to make programs happen in your school. CBEEN has secured funding to allow a limited number of classes to access two heavily subsidized programs/class/year.
    • In class/school yard ~1-1.5 hrs = $75
    • Half-day field study = $125
    • Full-day field study = $175
  4. Fully Subsidized: Please select this option if you have no means of accessing funding for a program. CBEEN has secured funding to allow a limited number of classes to access one totally subsidized program/class/year.

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