CBEEN - Wild Voices - Loon


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



Bookable Booked 12 time(s)

Outdoor Careers in the Kootenays

Bookable Type(s) In Class (approx 1 hr) Half Day Field Study Full Day Field Study
Duration1 Hour
Contact This Presenterdaveq@wildsight.ca

About the Program
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.

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:Other, Outdoor Skills, Ecosystems / Wildlife
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Grade Levels:High (10-12), Middle (7-9)
School Districts:SD10, SD8, SD6, SD5, Independent, SD20, SD19


See 2 testimonials.
"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

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