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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.
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.
We continue to have a COVID-19 policy in place and teachers booking programs are expected to read this plan in advance of their program to understand our policies and practices around offering programs.
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The Wonders of Nature - Connecting Deeply to Place
|Bookable Type(s)||Half Day Field Study Full Day Field Study|
|Duration||Varies by Booking|
|Location||Any outdoor space - ideally with some trees or other plants but a schoolyard will work.|
|Contact This Presenterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
**Please note that this program is only available in Revelstoke, Golden and Nakusp**
About the Program
Take an adventure through your schoolyard or local area and learn about the wonder of nature all around you.
We'll learn all about the incredible worlds both large and small, visible and hidden, that exist right in our backyard. Using Indigenous created resources and shared stories we will deepen our connection to nature and learn about Traditional Ecological Knowledge that has been cultivated over thousands of years in this place.
Through a mixture of play, inquiry and arts we will explore the magical nature around us from the sky (including water and weather) to the ground (trees, plant and fungal networks). We will base our investigations and activities on the season or weather and the learning will be hands on, ecological and imaginative education.
This program will be cross curricular, incorporating arts, science, social studies, history and even maths and literacy. The content can be tailored to support your position in the curriculum and will always involve game based learning, teamwork and interactive learning that is student engagement led.
Indigenous Learning Resources used in this program include:
- Pacific Northwest Plant Cards (from Strong Nations)
- Sila and the Land (Green Learning and Indigenous authors)
- Strong Stories including 'Poems to Honour Mother Earth' and 'The Thanksgiving Address' by various Indigenous authors (from Strong Nations)
- Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry (from Natural Curiosity)
- Medicines to Help Us (by Christie Belcourt)
- Not Extinct, Keeping the Sinixt Way (Marilyn James and Taress Alexis)
- Animals Care for Mother Earth (Bill Helim)
About the Community Educator
Jade has BSc in Physical Geography, and has written and delivered programs about climate, earth science, and geology to students in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, and now in Canada. Jade enjoys being able to share her knowledge and passion for the natural world and the pure magic that underpins the interconnecting cycles that make our planet work and habitable for us.
|Curriculum Links:||Science Big Ideas: K-7 Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things; Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment; Observable patterns and cycles occur in the local sky and landscape; Materials can be changed through physical and chemical processes; Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment; Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems; All living things sense and respond to their environment; Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources. Social Studies Big Ideas: K-7 Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity; Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory; Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors; We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live. 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 recognizing the consequences of one‘s actions; Learning involves generational roles and responsibilities; Learning recognizes the role of Indigenous knowledge.|
|Tags:||Geology/Earth History, Ecosystems / Wildlife|
|Seasons:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Grade Levels:||High (10-12), Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6)|
|School Districts:||Independent, SD19, SD10, SD6|
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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