BOOK A WILD VOICES FOR KIDS PROGRAM!
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.
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The Teaching Of Trees
|Half Day Field Study
|Varies by Booking
|Can be delivered on school grounds but a forested area or park is best. Kimberley and Cranbrook
|Contact This Presenter
**Please email Patty at email@example.com to discuss dates before making a booking request**
**Not available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and all day Friday**
About the Program
The Teachings of Trees program will share with students the many lessons that plants and trees teach us about our selves, the earth and its role in climate regulation. Students will also learn how to identify trees using common, scientific and indigenous names by referring to guide books and will learn about some of their special uses. By participating in group and pair share activities, students will learn the tree parts and functions as well as the deeper role root systems and mycelium (fungi) play in trees communication and survival.
The Teachings of Trees program will take place outdoors and will be interactive, engaging, and will help students develop a deeper and more thoughtful understanding of the role trees and plants have on our ecosystem health.
About the Community Educator
Patty Kolesnichenko has worked for over 20 years teaching Outdoor Education at the Boyne River Natural Science School, the Nor West Outdoor Centre in Ontario and St Patrick High school's Outdoor Program in Yellowknife. Patty has also run her own adventure tourism and education business "Wolfsong Adventures" in the Northwest Territories. Patty is in her element when teaching outdoor education and enjoys helping young people find meaningful connections to their natural environment.
"Patty is just so flexible and comes prepared to do a ton of different activities. She is always willing to go with student interests and can shape her lessons around what teachers are currently working on with their classes. She has a wealth of knowledge and is able to share information in such a kid friendly way. " - Natasha Burgess
"Patty is so knowledgeable. It is always a perfect instructional meeting with her as much for the teacher then for the kids. Also, she is so good with kids and is passionate about her subject that she masters. " - Catherine Laporte
"Patty is amazing. She is always high energy and has so many great ideas." - Stephanie Halldorson
"Patty is an exceptional educator and the program that she has developed is in-depth and she is very flexible depending on kids interest and weather. " - Anneli Schadeli
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:
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
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
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
- 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.