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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 2020-2021 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For the 2020-2021 school year we have a COVID-19 policy in place.  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 wilvoices@cbeen.org

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The Wild Voices team is carefully planning for a safe return to working with students and teachers.  Our booking system is open for teachers to begin planning and scheduling with educators.

At this time we ask teachers to request booking dates from October 5, 2020 onwards to allow time for us to prepare based on needs as they emerge in September.  We also 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.

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All About Bats: Elk Valley


Bookable Type(s) In Class (approx 1 hr)
Duration1 Hour
Locationin-class
Contact This Presenteraylabennett3@gmail.com

About the Program
Did you know that bats can eat their body weight in insects in a night? Or that some residents of the Columbia Basin have rare bat species living in their garden shed?

During this program, you'll find out more about the amazing world of bats including their biology, ecology and myths. Students get a virtual tour of bats from around the world, eavesdrop on the echolocation calls of bats, touch and feel bat research equipment.

Post-program activities can be left with the instructor. Students will learn more about how to participate in bat counts or build a bat house.

About the Community Educator
Ayla Bennett is an environmental educator who lives with her family in beautiful Fernie, BC and delivers educational programs throughout the Elk Valley.

Ayla Bennett
(Educator)

Organization: self-employed

Title: Environmental Educator

Address: Fernie, BC

Curriculum Links:
Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife
Seasons:Autumn, Winter
Grade Levels:Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD5

Testimonials:

See 19 testimonials.
"Ayla keeps stepping up her game. Each year she improves her presentation. I loved the felt bats. It helped familiarize the students with the size of bats." - Jane Fraser
"The students loved the life-sized bats that were brought in for the kids to see. They also really enjoyed seeing real bat bodies." - Emily Johnston
"Thank you Ayla for a great presentation! The students were so engaged and had so much fun!" - Leah Spergel
"Ayla was amazing and connected so well with the students." - dawn deydey
"We didn't end up having Ayla as our education we had LeeAnne Walker as our educator... She was AMAZING!!!!" - Joanne Plesman
"I would tell people it is a great way to get their students more informed about bats" - Danielle Murphy
"Ayla is doing a great job. We will miss her while she is on Maternity leave." - Jane Fraser
"the presentation was a little long, students would have benefited from getting up and moving more often, I usually talk for 20 move for 2-3 etc..." - Nicolle Sutherland
"She knows her stuff about bats." - Renee MacCormack
"I would highly recommend the bat presentation. Ayla did an great job keeping all my kindergarten students actively engaged." - Rose Holmes
"Ayla knows her bats...she tries to convince me that bats are not bad but I'm still not a bat believer. They scare me." - Renee MacCormack
"As always, Ayla did a great job. It was great to have her back! I have been a part of All About Bats for approximately nine years. I love how the program has developed with more hands on opportunities and visuals. Keep up the great work!" - Jane Fraser
"Ayla has responded t teacher requests to move the presentation outside. It was nice to be outside, and we chatted about creating stations or building a bit of movement through out the presentation as the k's get wiggly. They love the Echolocation song and moth bat game at the end. " - Mardelle Sauerborn
"Ayla has responded t teacher requests to move the presentation outside. It was nice to be outside, and we chatted about creating stations or building a bit of movement through out the presentation as the k's get wiggly. They love the Echolocation song and moth bat game at the end. " - Mardelle Sauerborn
"Ayla has responded t teacher requests to move the presentation outside. It was nice to be outside, and we chatted about creating stations or building a bit of movement through out the presentation as the k's get wiggly. They love the Echolocation song and moth bat game at the end. " - Mardelle Sauerborn
"Ayla did a wonderful job of engaging students outside - I loved the clothesline she strung up between trees to display her pictures!" - Sarah Elliott
"She is fantastic!" - Renee MacCormack
"I would recommend this educator to any classroom. She made the time go by quickly with engaging, interesting, age appropriate content." - Nicolle Sutherland
"Very well spoken and excellent class management. " - Cathryn Lennox

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