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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 that is delivering the program.

Do you have any question about the Wild Voices Program? Please connect with Mia at wildvoices@cbeen.org

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Legends of the Forest


Bookable Type(s) Full Day Field Study Half Day Field Study In Class/School Yard (1 - 1.5 hr)
DurationVaries by Booking
Locationin-class, schoolyard or nearby greenspace
Contact This Presenterdarceeo@telus.net

About the Program
In Legends of the Forest, Darcee teaches kids how to identify trees and plants that grow and live in our forests. Students get to know our woods by taking time to stop, listen, taste, and notice things as small as a tiny mushroom all the way up to a tall Grand Fir tree.  Includes discussion on the importance of balancing harvesting, fire management, pest management, and proper preservation of wildlife and parks.

She is also obsessed with nature crafts! If time permits, she LOVES getting kids to make a craft from materials found in nature. Her favourite being paper birch canoes, maple seed dragonflies, pinecone owls, and God's Eyes.

"Legends of the Forest" is a series of books (including "Leonard the Larch" "Wendy the Whitebark Pine" and "Cedric the Cedar") written to connect kids and nature. The series teaches kids how to identify trees and encourages them to create a relationship with their environment.

About the Community Educator
Darcee O'Hearn is a science geek who enjoys exploding things, making gooey things, and getting kids excited about science, and most of all forestry. Darcee is the award winning author of the "Legends of the Forest" series.

Darcee O'Hearn
(Educator: Subsidized)

Organization/School: Legends of the Forest

Title: Forest Educator

Address: Trail, BC

Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife, Forestry / Silviculture
Seasons:Winter, Autumn, Summer, Spring
Grade Levels:Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD20, SD10, SD8

Testimonials:

See 8 testimonials.
"Sorry, I was actually absent that day, but my TOC and my students were very positive in their comments about Darcee." - Catherine MacKinnon
"Darcee was knowledgeable and engaging, and my group really enjoyed spending the day with her. Her books are wonderful and she came prepared with a range of indoor/outdoor activities. Thanks Darcee!" - Sarah Keenan
"Darcee engages students easily with her well planned and organized presentations. Listening to Darcee read her own stories, both from her books and oral stories, was exciting and inspiring for the class. Students applied their learning immediately with fun activities, creative crafts and games. I appreciate, as do my students, that Darcee always has a surprise for us. " - Anita Vibe
"Darcee has a natural engaging way with children. During recess breaks, she was outside and many children from other classes came to her. She welcomed all questions. Her presentation included literacy, art and science." - Therese Marken
"Darcee was an excellent presenter for a young audience. She was able to hold their attention easily, and was able to present a large amount of information while keeping it age-appropriate, fun, and engaging. She was very knowledgeable about her topic (trees in this case), came prepared, and had some really great activities to share with students. She had an increment borer, which was a fantastic opportunity for students to see how to date a tree by counting tree rings without having to cut it down! She also had storybooks, small magnifying glasses, and an array of cones (which tied in beautifully as we had just been learning that not every cone is a 'pine cone') for students to see and use. She brought in a mouse puppet to help tell one of her stories, and it was many of my students' favourite part of the day! Darcee also prepared a lovely little owl craft for students, and brought in all of the supplies needed (pine cones, cotton balls, googly eyes, felt pieces), which was very much appreciated. It was a fantastic trip and I wouldn't hesitate to book it again." - Charlotte Soles
"I felt that Darcee was very engaging and shared a lot of knowledge with the students. The students were so excited to participate in all of her fun activities and learning." - Debbie Dubinsky
"I felt that Darcee was very engaging and shared a lot of knowledge with the students. The students were so excited to participate in all of her fun activities and learning." - Debbie Dubinsky
"Darcee was so easy to work with, flexible, willing, open and of course wise and happy to share. I really appreciate all the little touches she brought to the day, they made such a difference. The students really enjoyed every minute which was goal. I look forward to working with Darcee again. " - Chloe Krolak

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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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