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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All About Bats: Kootenay-Columbia
|Bookable Type(s)||In Class/School Yard (1 - 1.5 hr)|
|Contact This Presenteremail@example.com / 250-512-9248|
About the Program
Did you know that bats can eat their body weight in insects in a night? Or that some residents of the Columbia Basin have rare bat species living in their garden shed? During this program, students find out more about the amazing world of bats including their biology, ecology and myths. Students get a virtual tour of bats from around the world, eavesdrop on the echolocation calls of bats, touch and feel bat research equipment.
Post-program activities can be left with the instructor. Students will learn more about how to participate in bat counts or build a bat house.
About the Community Educator
Jessica Williams is an environmental educator with a Outdoor Leadership and Ecotourism Degree. She has been teaching various outdoor education programs for 10 years in the Kootenay-Columbia, including "All About Bats".
"Jess was great! She had good ideas to engage the kids keeping in mind their age and attention span. The kids especially loved the real bats that she brought in! My kids are still talking about Echolocation and I think I even heard one of them singing "Batney Spears" the other week! Thanks so much CBEEN and Jess!" - Lauren Merler
"Will recommend" - Treena Moorey
"positive, engaging" - Charlotte Obal
"positive, engaging " - Charlotte Obal
"Joanne was very knowledgable and enthusiastic about her topic. She seemed to be more geared to slightly older kids (mine are between 5 and 7 years old).....some of the content was over their heads, and we ran out of time for her to show samples of real bats, which is more engaging than a video or a poster. The "find the baby bat" game was great, though. I would recommend Joanne for any group Grade 3 and up." - Catherine MacKinnon
"Our school district uses Mac computers so it is important that presentations are compatible. This educator was very enthusiastic and well prepared! She even wrote her own song! " - Judy Gresley-Jones
"Great job. The students chose the topic of bats, and many of their questions were answered. " - Bailey Peters
"Joanne was patient, engaged the students positively, and had an organized presentation that intrigued the students for an extended period of time." - Treena Moorey
"Wonderful presentation. The children learned a lot about bats in an engaging manner." - Jill Morgan
"She did an awesome job! Kids were interested and engaged! They loved the echolocation game and getting scared by Bella!" - Melanie Green
"Thank you for coming in to our class. I love your patience and soft spoken voice that captured all the students attention. They enjoyed having someone else educate them about bats and liked the games you had planned." - Vanessa Bella
"Jess was an incredible educator. She kept it fun and interesting, and the students were very engaged." - Susan Christie
"Jessica was amazing, engaging, knowledgeable and able to adapt to an early primary class needs. Children and I were engaged the entire time and could have kept her with us for the entire day, talking and sharing about bats. Highly recommend this program!" - Erin Koorbatoff
"Often I find these presentations say they are ok for primary, but end up being over the students heads. Jess was amazing with my Kindies (she has a kindergartener herself) and built in lots of movement, breaks, and has cools stuff for us to touch. Jess also made the trip to sd8 which was appreciated. " - Nikki Leeming
"I loved the "trick" at the beginning, plus the echolocation game was great. " - Catherine MacKinnon
"I have already recommended Jessica to the other teachers at GES. My students loved her presentation. " - Melanie Green
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.