BOOK A WILD VOICES FOR KIDS PROGRAM!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 Presenteremail@example.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 was fantastic." - Matthew LeBourdais