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– $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.
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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.
A Short History of the Columbia River around Revelstoke
|Bookable Type(s)||In Class (approx 1 hr) Half Day Field Study|
|Duration||Varies by Booking|
|Location||In class, by the Columbia River or in the Big Eddy area of Revelstoke.|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
I offer two different kinds of activities.
1) An interactive tour through the history of the Columbia River:
In this activity I have an interactive model/map (laid out on the ground) of the Columbia River, East Shuswap Lake and the rivers around Revelstoke that run into them. I talk about the First Nations, including some known villages, and their seasonal rounds. I talk about the salmon that come up the river from the sea to spawn and how this nurtures the trees, plants and animals, in addition to First Nations. I show that the river was once windy and wild, cinched in at places that once were rapids and now host dams. I talk about the fur trade with French and Iroquois fur traders outnumbering the British. I show the arrival of settlers. Through the use of cut-outs and toy animals I show the clearing of the land and the establishment of farms, heavily affecting the riparian ecosystem. Then I show the damming of the river, how this blocks the salmon and tames the river, creating managed reservoirs that we have today. The children participate in this presentation. If it were conducted outside we could talk about the river and the changes we see around us.
2) Fieldtrip discussing the history of the land:
I like to do this field trip in the Big Eddy area - once the site of an Indigenous village - or the Jordan area where stumps bearing marks of early logging still exist. In this presentation, I talk about the history of the area and how humans interact with the environment and landscape. In some places there is evidence of culturally modified trees. We talk about practices and philosophies that respect all living things. In other places we see signs of early logging. We can talk about the size of the trees and how they became so large - bringing in relationships between fish and river systems and plants.