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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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Exploring Local Species At Risk


Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study
Duration2.5 Hours
LocationThis is a 2.5 hour workshop. Wasa Lake,Campbell lake ft steele, horseshoe lake, similar small lakes or large ponds/marshes. Joseph creek, pop park and rail museum park
Contact This Presenterwrehab@hotmail.com or call 7785174377

About the Program

This program is a citizen science research survey that involves identifying and observing species as well as collecting and recording data. This data will help scientists and biologists in the protection and management of species at risk in our area. Students will learn to recognize similarities and differences between native and invasive species, particularly focusing on native and invasive amphibians. Students will learn basic biology and ecology of some species at risk that are located here in Cranbrook area, as well as actions that can be taken to protect these species.

This program be done until mid October and start in early spring.

Materials You Will Need to Bring
Please bring clip boards, dry erase pens, and guide books and pamphlets of amphibian id if you have them. Student binoculars optional. Lined paper (1 for each student). Hand lenses, dip nets and buckets. RUBBERBOOTS, toilet paper just in case.
Please ensure the students are prepared for outdoor time with appropriate clothes hat , boots, insect spray, snack and water to drink

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 modeling techniques. I am very passionate about the outdoors and love to share my ideas to children so it may one day spring that interest in them 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.
- Daily physical activity helps us develop movement skills and physical literacy that is an important part of healthy living
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, behavior and life cycles; 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
Grade 2: Water is essential to all living things and it cycles through the environment; Visual arts are unique languages for creating and communicating; Numbers to 100 represent quantities that can be decomposed into 10s and 1s; Living things have life cycles adapted to environment; Skills can be developed through play and designs grow out of natural curiosity; Classify familiar animals according to similarities and differences in appearances, behavior and life cycles
Grade 1: Engagement in arts creates opportunities for inquiry through purposeful play; 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
Grade K: Plants and animals have observable features; Repeating elements in patterns can be identified; People connect to others and share ideas through the arts; Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
Tags:Outdoor Skills, Ecosystems / Wildlife, Water, Climate Change
Seasons:Autumn, Summer, Spring
Grade Levels:Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD5

Testimonials:

See 2 testimonials.
"Patricia was very passionate about the topics and knowledgeable. She connected with students and made the lesson fun with all her materials to observe." - Anonymous
"Patricia spent a lot of time and effort creating and setting up stations for the students to work through. She was very knowledgeable about the topics discussed. Her passion and enthusiasm was contagious." - Lori (Lorraine) Graham

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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