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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

READ OUR COVID-19 PLAN HERE

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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The Importance of Wildfire


Bookable Type(s) In Class (approx 1 hr) Half Day Field Study Full Day Field Study
DurationVaries by Booking
LocationIn class and a nearby green space, which can be the school yard. A forested area is not necessary, but is preferred.
Contact This Presenterdarceeo@telus.net (250) 368-8090

About the Program
This program will start in a classroom and will discuss the importance of wildfire, global climate change, what happens to a forest after a wildfire, firefighting techniques, a reading from the Legends of the Forest children's book series "Cedric the Cedar", learning how to live in a "fire smart" home, urban interfacing, and the components of fire.

If a half day is chosen, then students will go outdoors and students will take what they've learned in the classroom and apply it to building a "fire smart" home using small birdhouses. They take natural or man-made materials and build a perfect homestead for themselves. As a group discussion, we will then visit each home to see if they have built a "fire smart" home. If it is a full day booked, students will then make a relevant nature craft.

About the Community Educator
Darcee O'Hearn is a science geek who enjoys exploding things, making gooey things, and getting kids excited about science, and most of all forestry. Darcee is the award winning author of the "Legends of the Forest" series.

Darcee O'Hearn
(Educator)

Organization: Legends of the Forest

Title: Forest Educator

Address: Trail, BC

Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife, Water, Forestry / Silviculture, Climate Change
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Grade Levels:Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD20, SD10, SD8

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