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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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Amazing Beavers- Our planet's Ecosystem Engineers
|Bookable Type(s)||Half Day Field Study|
|Location||Schoolyard is best location. If possible, we will meet at a local wetland park (Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook for example.)|
|Contact This Presenteremail@example.com|
**Please email Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss dates before making a booking request**
**Not available Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and all day Friday**
About the Program
The Beaver program will explore the natural history of Canada's most famous rodent. Beavers play a significant role as the ecosystem engineers of a wetland. Students will have the opportunity to learn how beaver dams have contributed to the development of habitats for many different animals and plants, giving the beaver the title "Keystone" species. In an interactive activity, "Beaver Dress Up", students will learn some of the beaver's amazing adaptions! Through playing the "Beaver Blitz" game, students will be encouraged to collaborate together to learn fun facts about Beavers. Students will have the chance to be eco-engineers and build their very own mini beaver dam. We will also explore how Beavers play a role with Climate Change adaptation.
Pre/Post supports will be provided for additional learning about beavers, water and wetlands.
About the Community Educator
Patty Kolesnichenko has worked for over 25 years teaching Outdoor Education. She has taught at the Boyne River Natural Science School in Ontario and St Patrick High school's in Yellowknife. Over the last 12 years, Patty has taught Environmental Education programs through Wildsight and Mainstreams and works as the Outdoor Ed Teacher at St Mary's School in Cranbrook. Recently, Patty started working as a WildBC Facilitator with HCTF, supporting teachers with integrating more Outdoor Education into their practice. Patty is in her element when teaching outdoor education and enjoys helping young people find meaningful connections to their natural environment.
|Curriculum Links:||Big Ideas - Living things have lifecycles adapted to their environment; Water is essential for all living things and cycles through the environment; Living things are diverse can grouped and interact in their ecosystem; Living things sense and respond to their environment; Living things have lifecycles and adapt to their environment
Curricular Competencies - Demonstrate curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world; Experience and interpret local environment; Identify First Nations perspectives and knowledge as sources of information; Cooperatively design projects; Transfer and apply learning to new situations
Creative Thinking, Communication, Critical thinking and Reflection, Collaborating
First Peoples Principles of Learning - Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place); Learning involves generational roles and responsibilities; Learning recognizes the role of Indigenous knowledge; Learning involves patience and time.
|Tags:||Ecosystems / Wildlife, Water, Sustainable Living, Climate Change|
|Grade Levels:||Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3), High (10-12), Independent|
|School Districts:||Independent, SD6, SD5|
"Excellent teaching skills and very organized presentation." - monica vording
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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