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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 2021-2022 school year to teachers across the Basin on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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.

As with the previous school year, we have a COVID-19 policy in place for the 2021-2022 school year.  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 wildvoices@cbeen.org



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Kokanee Spawning Field-Study

Bookable Type(s) Full Day Field Study
Duration5 Hours
Locationlocal riparian area
Contact This Presenterdaveq@wildsight.ca

About the Program
A full-day field study to witness one of the great, colourful wildlife events of our Kootenay Year, the Kokanee spawn. Students will learn about life cycles, ecology, and relationships between Kokanee and our ecosystems through a series of hands-on activities and games.

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

Organization/School: Treehouse Outdoor Education, Inc.

Address: Kimberley, BC

Tags:Ecosystems / Wildlife, Water
Grade Levels:High (10-12), Middle (7-9), Intermediate (4-6), Primary (K-3)
School Districts:Independent, SD8, SD6, SD5


See 9 testimonials.
"Dave always engages the kids and fuels their love for science and the outdoors." - Nick Richards
"He was very planned. Very knowledgeable. Kids loved painting with dead fish. Great props, which kids need at this age. " - Christa Stimming
"Dave was a fantastic guide and my class absolutely loved the presentation! They were so engaged and learned a lot. " - Rebecca Pepin
"Dave is one of the most knowledgeable people I have met with regards to outdoor education. Any program he delivers would be a valuable learning experience to the students." - Colleen Bermel
"Keep up the great work!" - Jaimee Beaupre
"Dave is so knowledgeable on such a wide array of outdoor ed topics. He is able to field any Qs the students may have and make meaningful connections with any discussion points they may bring up." - Bruce McAnerney
"Loved the games, map study and information shared" - monica vording
"Loved the games, map study and information shared" - monica vording
"Dave was amazing! Very knowledgeable and a very flexible thinker! He had engaging activities planned that helped us experience what we learned in a hands on way. He also worked super hard to make sure we had the chance to see some salmon spawning!" - ami barras

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