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 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 wilvoices@cbeen.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.


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Meadow Messengers

Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study
Duration2.5 Hours
LocationIn class, the schoolyard, or nearby natural area
Contact This Presenterbrbeckwith15@gmail.com, (250) 608-2115

About this Program
This interactive program will focus on the important role of meadow communities in supporting the important interconnections between native plants and native pollinators. This is a foundational relationship that affects beings all up and down the food chain, including us.

Native wildflowers, and their bees and butterflies, need our support. A meadow is more than a plant community; it's a communication hub among multiple species who work together to sustain ecosystem services, support life on earth, and have sustained humans for millennia. We will explore how these organisms interact with one another and the messages they use to sustain their relationships. This is a Kootenay Native Plant Society supported program.

About the Educator
I have been learning from plants all of my life. I am fascinated and delighted by their wonders as salient beings and their myriad interrelationships with humans through the centuries. I have worked with and share my passion with plants with kids of all ages through formal education networks and independent consulting and outreach. I have taught environmental education at the post-secondary level in western US and Canada and have a PhD in ethnobotany/ethnoecology (University of Victoria).

Brenda Beckwith

Organization/School: Kootenay Native Plant Society

Address: Nelson, BC

Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife
Seasons:Spring, Summer
Grade Levels:Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD20, SD8

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