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COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

Wild Voices programs are cancelled for April 2020 through June 2020 due to full and partial school closures in BC.  In the coming months we will be planning ways for the Wild Voices program to restart in September 2020, including new options for online learning with our Wild Voices programs as a new bookable option for our Wild Voices programming.

For online learning in May and June 2020 we encourage you to check out the Wild Voices Online presentation series!  More information and registration can be found at cbeen.ca/wild-voices-online.

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Avalanche Skills


Bookable Type(s) In Class (approx 1 hr) Half Day Field Study Full Day Field Study
Duration5 Hours
Locationin-class, schoolyard or winter recreation area
Contact This Presenterdaveq@wildsight.ca

About the Program
Introductory avalanche skills field trip with hands-on snow science, avalanche terrain identification, and safety gear practice activities. Youth-oriented activities to help students understand avalanche risk, learn about and practice with avalanche risk, learn about and practice with avalanche safety gear and learn about avalanches and where to get information to help them make safer decisions about whether to venture into the back country or not.

About the Community Educator
Dave Quinn is a wildlife biologist, a BC-certified teacher and a certified wilderness guide who has lead expeditions in the Kootenays, the Canadian Arctic and West Coast, as well as overseas. Dave's work as a photographer and writer has been published in several adventure tourism magazines and scientific publications. As a wildlife technician, Dave has worked on the Purcell Mountain Caribou Study, the Rocky Mountain Lynx Project, the Columbia Valley Badger Project, the Swift Fox Census, and the East Kootenay Fisher Project.

Dave Quinn
(Educator)

Organization: Treehouse Outdoor Education, Inc.

Address: Kimberley, BC

Tags:Outdoor Skills
Seasons:Winter
Grade Levels:High (10-12), Middle (7-9)
School Districts:Independent, SD20, SD19, SD10, SD8, SD6, SD5

Testimonials:

See 11 testimonials.
"Dave is fantastic! He is really engaging and knowledgeable in many EE areas. We highly recommend his presentations and workshops." - Kate Haennel
"dave know his stuff becasue he has traveled to the places that he talked about. he is amaster snow man, i have used him before and worked with him. he is also passionate about the work he does." - Jill Christie
"Dave is fantastic! He's great with kids, and incredibly knowledgeable. " - Kate Haennel
"Dave is a very professional and works very well with secondary students!" - Jenn Meens
"Dave was very knowledgeable, knew how to relate to students and keep their attention. The day was structured well with a mix of theory and hands on activities. " - Nicola Kuhn
"Dave is a great instructor/educator/professional. His lessons are engaging, dynamic, interactive. There is never enough time to do it all, because we get so engaged the time goes by too quickly." - Jenn Meens
"Dave is the go to for educating teens about anything, but in this case snow science and avalanche skills. He can keep their attention, varies his instruction, and makes information relevant and meaningful. " - Leigh Cormier
"Dave had great knowledge in the subject area. " - Nicole Weber
"Dave was great at holding students attention, getting them to think critically and listening and answering their questions thoroughly. Students enjoyed his props - skulls, antlers, and caribou fur - and being able to handle them. " - Anita Vibe
"Dave Quinn is a natural teacher. He engages with the students, helps them to develop skills, provides learning moments along the way. He is organized and a joy to work with. " - Victoria Larsen
"Dave has a wealth of knowledge to share. He is an engaging educator that connects well with students. He created a program that was perfectly paced and timed to make the most out of our session. Dave was very easy to communicate with leading up to the program and checked in regularly. He was also excellent at tailoring the program to the specific needs of our group. I would absolutely recommend Dave." - Meghan Morrison

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