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 2019-2020 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Identifying trees in your neighbourhood
|Bookable Type(s)||Half Day Field Study|
|Location||Preferred field trip location is the community forest at the College of the Rockies in 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 Presenteremail@example.com or call 7785174377|
While walking through the forest, 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, and traditional use of certain trees by First Nations. This lesson is filled with activities and games to play while learning about neighbourhood trees.
We can do this nearby in greenspace if a lot of different trees around but will need to be collecting things for an activity or COTR community forest is better. Will need a bus if not in walking distance to COTR. It will be better in the forest we are looking for certain animals that feed on trees as well as cones and leaves on the ground and animal nests.
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.