BOOK A WILD VOICES FOR KIDS PROGRAM!
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.
More programs will be added throughout August and early September. Stay tuned!
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.
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Outdoor Careers in the Kootenays - only available virtually for 23-24 school year
|Bookable Type(s)||Virtual Presentation (approx 1 hr)|
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About the Program
This program is offered as a 1-1.5 hr in class or Zoom program, or a half-day/full-day field study.
What is it like to crawl into a bear den - with a sleeping bear? What is it like to work in the remote corners of the Kootenays doing Forestry work? How do you plan and guide a 2-week hike through the mountains for paying customers? Get the answers to these questions and more with wildlife biologist, wilderness guide, and outdoor educator Dave Quinn's engaging, story-filled slide show and discussion about outdoor careers in the Kootenays.
Half-day or Full-day Field Study
A career in the outdoors can often entail remote, self-sufficient work sites that may involve some risk of injury, delay, or becoming lost. This program shares the presenter's experiences working outdoors as a wildlife biologist, forestry technician, outdoor educator, and wilderness guide with students in an outdoor setting. Students also learn about traditional survival supplies, resources, and tools that are gifts from their local forests, and get to practice key wilderness skills such as staying found and what to do if you do get lost, and other survival skills such as emergency fire building (depending on season and location), shelter building, and basic wilderness first aid essentials, including patient transport tips and longer term care considerations.
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 is very comfortable with the students and they loved having him in class. His ease with young people and his ability to capture their attention makes him an excellent presenter. He is a great role model for young people." - Victoria Larsen
"Dave was great! He was able to share his breadth of knowledge with the students and kept them interested and engaged. Dave was well-prepared and and able to answer all questions. We had a great time and learned a lot. I highly recommend Dave's presentations." - Melissa Traub
"Dave is a fantastic resource. He was able to engage the students and keep them engaged the entire time we were outside. Everyone came away from the experience having been challenged and feeling successful. It was a fantastic day and we will definitely book again!" - Melissa Traub
"We appreciate the time and energy Dave put into working with our students. He was able to "meet them where they were."" - Shelly McKay
"Dave is a fantastic Wild Voices Educator. I book something with him every year and will definitely continue to do so! Each trip is new, engaging, educational, and fun!" - Melissa Traub
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.