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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.

We continue to have a COVID-19 policy in place and teachers booking programs are expected to read this plan in advance of their program to understand our policies and practices around offering programs.

Questions about the policy may be directed to the Wild Voices Program Manager at wildvoices@cbeen.org

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Lichen Collection for Mountain Caribou


Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study Full Day Field Study
DurationVaries by Booking
LocationHike location will be based on the school's location as well as the students' age group and ability.

About the Program
We will hike in areas that are abundant in lichen, but where mountain caribou are not currently living. Students, teachers and parent volunteers will all collect lichen that will become food for mountain caribou in maternity pens. During our time together, we will discuss the mountain caribou's habitat and history. Students will learn facts about mountain caribou, why they are a species at risk and what we can do, and are doing, to help them. What are maternity pens and why are they needed right now to help save the mountain caribou from going extinct? How can we move forward in the future to support the mountain caribou and all life in the Inland Temperate Rainforest?

Hike location and duration (half day or full day) will be based on the school's location as well as the students' age group and ability. Information shared will be tailored to the groups age and developmental stage - what is appropriate for their age group and realistic for them to comprehend.

About the Community Educator
Kathy is an Early Childhood Educator as well as a published children’s author. Her most recent book is an awareness piece on the local mountain caribou; Mother Reindeer's Journey to the Sun - A Tribute to Mountain Caribou. Kathy is teaming up with Friends of the Lardeau River to collect lichen, transport and store it for feeding mountain caribou who are in maternity pens.

Kathy Sager
(Educator: Standard)

Address: Bonnington , BC

Curriculum Links:Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.

Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.

Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.

Demonstrate curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world.

Experience and interpret the local environment.

Consider some environmental consequences of our actions.

Local First Peoples uses of animals.

All living things sense and respond to their environment.

First Peoples knowledge of interconnectedness and sustainability

Express and reflect on a variety of experiences, perspectives, and world views through place.

Identify First Peoples perspectives and knowledge as sources of information.

Express and reflect on personal or shared experiences of place.
Tags:Outdoor Skills, Ecosystems / Wildlife, Sustainable Living, Forestry / Silviculture, Food
Seasons:Spring, Autumn
Grade Levels:Independent, High (10-12), Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD20, SD10, SD8

Testimonials:

See 2 testimonials.
"Kathy has created a wonderful program that allows students to actively participate in helping a endangered animal. The children felt very motivated to collect the lichen for the caribou and also were able to learn more about caribou ecology. The day was a lot of fun for everyone and we all learned something and felt really good about helping the Mountain Caribou. " - Rita Corcoran
"Kathy was helpful in planning the trip; we needed to keep it local and we found a spot together. Kathy was well prepared with supplies and activities. We were out for a whole day and the students were engaged for the whole time with various activities." - Linda Out

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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