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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.
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Plants, People, Place at Groundswell Community Greenhouse
|Bookable Type(s)||Half Day Field Study|
|Location||Groundswell Community Greenhouse and outdoor Permaculture Garden space in Invermere.|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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.
|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)|
"Jessie was fantastic." - Matthew LeBourdais
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.
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