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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 2021-2022 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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.

As with the previous school year, we have a COVID-19 policy in place for the 2021-2022 school year.  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 wildvoices@cbeen.org



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Plants, People, Place at Groundswell Community Greenhouse

Bookable Type(s) Half Day Field Study
Duration2.5 Hours
LocationGroundswell Community Greenhouse and outdoor Permaculture Garden space in Invermere.
Contact This Presenterms.jl.king@gmail.com

About the program
Students visiting Groundswell Community Greenhouse will dive head and hands first into the world of small-scale urban agriculture by exploring concepts such as the financial benefits, the basic needs of plants, alternative energy sources, soil mixtures, plant diversity through natural and artificial selection, and hands-on activities (exact activities dependent on the current needs at the greenhouse).

A visit will include all or most of the following dependent on timing and season: a tour of the Greenhouse and surrounding Permaculture Garden, an explanation of how the rooftop solar panels keep the Greenhouse warm(ish) in winter, a game related to basic survival needs of plants, a hands-on experiment related to separating soil mixtures based on particle size, a look at the diversity of edible plants and a collaborative hands-in-the-dirt activity. Finally, students will learn the name of one plant found at Groundswell in Ktunaxa, Secwepemc, and Metis and be challenged to practice using these words in their daily lives.

About the community educator
Jessie enjoys getting students working in school gardens as she believes it is vitally important for people to understand where their food comes from, what is entailed in growing food, and allowing people to experience growing their own food to empower them. Jessie has enjoyed taking kids outside for years, formerly as a teacher & Trex leader, and now with Wildsight & CBEEN.

Jessie King

Title: Educator

Address: Invermere, BC

Curriculum Links:Gr 6 Science Big Idea: multicellular organisms rely on internal systems to survive, reproduce, and interact with their environment; how are internal systems necessary for survival? Content:mixtures-separated using a difference in component properties

Gr 6&7 Career Ed Big Idea: new experiences, both within and outside of school, expand our career skill set and options Content:connections to community-local and global needs and opportunities

Gr 6 & 7 Applied Design, Skills & Tech - Content: factors that influence food choices, including cost, availability, and family and cultural influences

Gr 6 Math - Content: financial literacy; informed decision making on saving and purchasing

Gr 7 Science Big Idea: evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things. Content: survival needs; electricity generated in different ways with different environmental impacts.
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Grade Levels:Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6)
School Districts:SD6


See 1 testimonials.
"Jessie was fantastic." - Matthew LeBourdais

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