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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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Citizen Science Techniques in a Migratory Bird Study


Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study
Duration2.5 Hours
LocationA park, lake or marsh where waterfowl are present - please contact the educator for recommendations in the SD5 area.This can be done where there is waterfowl/ birds present ie: Elizabeth/Wasa lake, BC parks of your choosing. Idlewild ,Wycliffe,St Eugene.
Contact This Presenterwrehab@hotmail.com or call 7785174377

About the Program
In this program, students will learn the research techniques that scientists and biologists use to help migratory birds by participating in a Citizen Science research study. Students will gain observational skills by sight and sound, explore basic bird biology and ecology, and learn about the great migration phenomenon. Upper elementary students will design a tracking device and will map a bird on its journey south.

This program, which can be done in a school yard if birds are present, or a nearby green space, is full of games and puzzles to suit appropriate age groups.

Materials You Will Need to Bring
Please bring:

- clipboards and a pencil for students

- binoculars and 2 different colours (both of these items available from the SD5 resource centre)

Adults are welcome to bring a waterfowl/ bird guide or identification key for identifying species of waterfowl or birds. I will have group guide books to use as well as birding identification pamphlets for students to use.

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 modelling techniques. I am very passionate about the outdoors and love to share my ideas to children so it may one day spring that interest 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:ARTS/ MATH/ SCIENCE/PHYSICAL ED.
Grade 6: Make observations in familiar or unfamiliar contexts
Grade 5: Demonstrate a sustained curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest
Grade 4: Collect simple data.
Grade 3: Classify familiar animals according to their similarities and differences in appearances, behaviour and life cycles. Arts connect our creative experiences involve an interplay between exploration, inquiry and purposeful choice. The likelihood of possible outcomes can be examined, compared and interpreted. Living things are diverse can be grouped and interact in their ecosystems. Skills can be developed through play-designs grow out of natural curiosity.
Grade 2: Water is essential to all living things and it cycles through the environment. Visual arts are unique languages for creating and communicating. Living things have life cycles adapted to environment. Classify familiar animals according to similarities and differences in appearances, behaviour and life cycles.
Grade 1: Objects and shapes have attributes that can be described, measured and compared. Living things have features and behaviour’s that help them survive in their environment. Skills can be developed through play and designs grow out of natural curiosity. Classify organisms, objects and events.
Grade K: Plants and animals have observable features. Repeating elements in patterns can be identified. Skills can be developed through play and designs grow out of natural curiosity. Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
Tags:Energy, Outdoor Skills, Ecosystems / Wildlife, Water, Forestry / Silviculture, Food
Seasons:Winter, 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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