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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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Freshwater habitats: Genetic to landscape level ecology

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.

We help students put "boots on the ground" in a field trip that enhances student understanding of the environmental, technological and social aspects of science and encourage them to work together to solve problems. It is our hope that students in Grades 7 to 10 will 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: Integrated Ecological Research

Title: Biologist

Address: Nelson, BC

Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife, Water, Sustainable Living, Forestry / Silviculture, Food, Indigenous Education, Climate Change
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Grade Levels:High (10-12), Middle (7-9)
School Districts:Independent, SD10, SD8

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