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
Our sacred spaces are natural spaces: Joe Pierre Jumbo interview part 3
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This week’s wrap-up features articles by CBC News, Judith D Schwartz, a video from Anjali Appadurai, a trailer for The Messenger documentary, and our own Joh Bergenske gets interviewed by the Revelstoke Mountaineer.
Spring is unmistakably in the air again and that familiar desire to get out on the water has returned too. But before we grab our gear and vessels and head out on the open water, now is a perfect time to remind ourselves, even if we are self-propelled, to be careful to protect birds and … Continued
This week’s wrap-up features articles by Tim Burkhart, Pieta Woolley, Damien Gillis, Andrew Gage and Dave Quinn.
Feeding elk has been promoted as helpful and even necessary during this snowy winter in the East Kootenay. But is feeding elk really best for the animals? Experienced wildlife biologists have repeatedly argued that feeding elk can do more harm than good, even in harsh winters. The facts don’t support the assertions that we have … Continued
Not only is it Canada Water Week all week, but World Water Day is all day today – which makes this Wednesday a real confluence of water-related celebrations. We figured we’d take a moment to join in the festivities and raise a glass of clean Kootenay water to some of the work our team does … Continued
On March 13th, we presented a petition calling for permanent protection of Jumbo, with 61,526 signatures from around the world, to the transboundary Ktunaxa Nation in support of their Qat’muk Declaration at a ceremony in a packed venue at the Ktunaxa Nation offices, with more than 100 in attendance. The petition was launched from a … Continued
This winter, over 3,000 students from 148 Kindergarten to Grade 3 classes throughout the Columbia Basin stepped out of their classrooms and into the magical world of Winter Wonder, where they discovered the awe of the season and why it is so important for our local ecosystems. Judging by the rosy-cheeked smiles on everybody’s faces, … Continued
On March 13th, Wildsight will present the Keep Jumbo Wild petition to the Ktunaxa tri-nation leadership at a special ceremony in Cranbrook (please join us if you’re local). After that, we’re travelling to Victoria to present the petition to Christy Clark’s government before the upcoming BC election (join us in Victoria). We’re honoured to be asked … Continued
The Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) recently announced the recipients of their 2017 Awards of Environmental Education Excellence and we couldn’t be more proud to see that three of the six educators recognized this year are members of the Wildsight team! Nominated by peers, and chosen by a committee of past recipients, this ongoing recognition … Continued