“Love her, but keep her wild.” ~Atticus To the dreamers, the doers, the ones fighting to protect the places and people we love. To you. Happy Valentine’s Day. Make a gift to wildlife and wild places today in someone’s honour.
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Wildsight News :Education
As Kootenay kids headed back into the classroom this September, Wildsight educators were scheming to get them right back outside again. Every year, across the Columbia Basin, our team of 25 environmental educators bring the magic of nature to thousands of kids, from Kindergarten all the way up to high school. Through field trips to … Continued
Bry Daniels, a two-time veteran of our Go Wild! youth wilderness trips, just returned from our second trip of the summer with 11 other local youth, travelling the historic Earl Grey Pass trail over six days, from near Invermere through the Purcell Mountains to Kootenay Lake. Bry shares her experience below. I live in Cooper … Continued
For the last three years, I, Ben Gadd (of no relation to the Ben Gadd), have participated in Go Wild!, hiking for six days into the middle of nowhere and out the other side, accompanied by complete strangers—and Dave Quinn. The first year, in 2015, a group of 14 teens, ranging in age from 14 … Continued
Wildsight has been delivering environmental education programs in schools throughout the Columbia Basin for 17 years. We have 5 programs customized for youth from kindergarten to grade 10. We are seeking environmental educators to deliver our Winter Wonder, Classroom with Outdoors, Beyond Recycling and Know Your Watershed programs in Invermere and Golden for the 2017-18 … Continued
This school year, more than 2000 Grade 4-7 students from around the Columbia Basin put their pencils in their pockets and marched deep into the wild world of their own backyards with our Classroom With Outdoors program. As the name suggests, students stepped away from their desks and headed outside on day-long field trips to … Continued
Local youth will be heading deep into the backcountry this July to explore the Hornaday Wilderness near Elkford with Wildsight’s Go Wild! Rockies Youth Leadership Program. This 6-day, self-sufficient backpacking trip starts July 8th and is open to youth from ages 14 to 18 who want to experience the Rockies as they were more than … Continued
It’s very easy to become disconnected to where our water comes from and what happens once we’re done with it. We turn on our taps and out it comes. We pull the plug and there it goes. But, contrary to what the conveniences of modern life have led us to believe, there’s much more to … Continued
Eleven excellent Wildsight educators gathered in Revelstoke this spring for their annual training session for Columbia Basin Trust’s Know Your Watershed program, an initiative administered and delivered by Wildsight. “With educators in every major community across the Columbia Basin, teaching watershed literacy to as many students as possible, these annual training sessions are crucial not … Continued
This school year, 13 classes from around the Columbia Basin joined Wildsight educators on a 24 week Beyond Recycling investigation into the impact of their lifestyles—energy, waste and consumption—to discover how their everyday actions affect the health of the planet and how they can be agents of positive change. “In Beyond Recycling, students spend 24 … Continued