BOOK A WILD VOICES FOR KIDS PROGRAM!
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.
More programs will be added throughout August and early September. Stay tuned!
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 that is delivering the program.
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Promoting Positive Thinking and Meaningful Action During the Climate Crisis
|Bookable Type(s)||Half Day Field Study In Class/School Yard (1 - 1.5 hr)|
|Duration||Varies by Booking|
|Location||In classroom with projector, screen and cable to laptop, WiFi.|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
This program can be booked as a 1.5 hr or 3 hr program, both of which are delivered in-person in the classroom.
For schools 1.5 hrs travel time from Castlegar, this program is only available if it can be offered to additional classes during the same travel period (i.e., if multiple teachers from the same school/nearby schools book the same program).
Though this program is geared for grades 6-12, teachers interested in this program for grade 5 and under, please reach out to Laura directly to talk about if/how to deliver the program to those younger grades.
About the program
During this 90-minute workshop or 3-hour role-play game, students explore meaningful action to address climate change using grounded conversations and an interactive climate simulator En-ROADS. Students use critical thinking skills and cooperate with their classmates to create a scenario where global warming is kept to 1.5C, in alignment with the goals of the Paris Agreement. In the process, they explore co-benefits (what else gets better?), equity considerations, and a better understanding of the complex systems involved in solving the climate crisis.
The resulting experience is hopeful, scientifically-grounded, action-oriented, and eye-opening. Since climate anxiety is prevalent among today’s youth, having the opportunity to discuss solutions and actions during either the En-ROADS workshop or game can help them realize that a positive future is still possible.
The 3-hour game differs from the workshop, in that students take on the roles of various stakeholder groups (for example, conventional energy, clean energy, world leaders, and climate activists) to negotiate a climate safe future using the En-ROADS tool.
Some pre-learning will be provided, along with an optional worksheet to help students follow along. Some changes may occur based on class needs.
About the community educator
After a career as a hydrologist, as well as time as an organic farmer, Laura currently focuses her efforts on climate advocacy and communication. She founded and co-leads the Nelson-West Kootenay chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, is a BC Regional Organizer for the Community Climate Hub initiative, and is a trained Climate Reality Leader and En-ROADS climate ambassador. This work is driven by the scientific urgency of solving the climate crisis and grave concern for the future of her daughters and other living beings on this beautiful planet.
Laura holds a MSc in Environmental Sciences and BSc in Geology, along with certificates in Renewable Energy Technology, Permaculture Design, and numerous courses in sustainability and climate science and policy.
"Laura was organized and engaging. She got me prepared with information before the lesson and adapted to the level of the class. She brought fun props for students to use in their role plays. She was mindful of time and the ability for students to focus." - Wanda Machado
"She was very positive and kind. My class responded well to her delivery and were engaged in the activity. It was wonderful to have the resource available to share with my students so they could continue to explore the different effects that changes in all the factors might have on climate change. They also got more experience understanding how to read a graph. " - Donna Hicks
"Laura was very well prepared. She sent out a selection of handouts ahead of time so that I could choose what I wanted to use. Laura explained clearly how the climate simulator worked and patiently went through many scenarios with students. Her knowledge was excellent and it challenged students thinking respectfully. Students learned about big decisions that may be made nationally and globally in order to reduce our carbon footprint. " - Anita Vibe
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.