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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 Wasteful Witch Packs Lunch


Bookable Type(s) In Class (approx 1 hr) Outdoors (approx 1 hr) Online Presentation (approx 1 hr)
Duration1 Hour
LocationIn class (ideally), in the schoolyard, or via zoom
Contact This Presenterrkamnitzer@rogers.com

The Wasteful Witch thinks the earth’s resources are infinite, loves the convenience of single use plastic, and has never heard of recycling.

Why use only one paper towel for drying your hands when you can just keep pulling more out of the dispenser? Why bring food in reusable containers when those little prepackaged snacks are so much easier and more attractive? And why spend the time and effort to collect recycling when you can just toss it all in the garbage - even just over your shoulder!

Luckily Kootenay students know better. A classroom visit from the Wasteful Witch will provide plenty of opportunities for your students to show off their knowledge and teach her to mend her ways. And don’t worry if students can’t come up with the answers right away – the Wasteful Witch has a bagful of letters from animal friends that she will share with students to guide them in the right direction.

Note that this presentation will centre on waste free lunches, but can be adapted if there are any other issues that teachers would like to address (for example taking care of classroom supplies like markers, turning off lights when you leave the room).

Ruth Kamnitzer
(Educator)

Organization: Self employed

Address: Kimberley, BC

Curriculum Links:Big Ideas (Grade 1) We shape the local environment and the local environment shapes us and how we live. Healthy communities respect the diversity of individuals and the local environment.
Tags:Sustainable Living, Food
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Grade Levels:Primary (K-3)
School Districts:SD6, SD5

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