Summer is officially here and hopefully your days are filled with exploring and enjoying your local wild paradise. But when your hammock is summoning you for some respite, connect to the natural world with our list of recommended summer reads for the whole family. From learning about the secret lives of trees to the mysterious … Continued
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Wildsight News :Education
A barrel of lemons landed on our education team’s heads when coronavirus kicked traditional education to the curb. How to deliver education programming when schools were closed and social distancing was in place? We rolled up our sleeves and started squeezing those lemons into something as wonderful as a tall, cool glass of lemonade on … Continued
This is just a sample of the amazing content we have on our Education at Home website. Sign up for more content like this here. Like many of you, our Wildsight educators and staff have recently added a new role to their parenting resumes—homeschooler. As parents, you already teach your kids a lot. Adding official … Continued
Conservation and environmental education are the foundations on which we build all our projects and programs here at Wildsight. We want to see those tenets held strong for the next generation, and we know you do too. The Columbia Basin Trust is inviting the public to share their thoughts for the future of the basin … Continued
1,800 rosy-cheeked students from across the Columbia Basin were doing their best snow shuffle and powder pirouettes this past winter, pleading with the snow gods for more white fluffy stuff – and it worked! This year marks our 20th year of delivering Wildsight education programs and we’ve recently wrapped up our Winter Wonder program. Our … Continued
Paddle power and slope shredders collide for a night of fundraising fun at Salmo Ski Hill on Friday, February 21st. Ambler, the Nelson-based hat company with a heart for kids and a love of the outdoors, is hosting the event as a fundraiser for Wildsight’s Columbia River Field School. “Ambler is about encouraging people to … Continued
Dave Quinn is a well known biologist, conservationist and educator. He’s been with Wildsight for 20 years and as we celebrate our 20th year of delivering environmental education programs, we thought it would be apropos to chat with one of our longest standing educators.
Happy 20th birthday to Wildsight’s Education programs! Grab a slice of cake and celebrate with us as we recognize this milestone anniversary. More than 86,000 students have participated in at least one of Wildsight’s eight different educational programs since 2000, with educators focused on getting kids out of the indoors and into the outdoors. The … Continued
Few things make me happier than when I see a child exploring the outdoors. It’s natural for kids to be outside, learning. But today children are spending less and less time outside, and more and more time in front of screens, playing video games and staring at smartphones. Will you help us take kids outside? … Continued
On October 23, Canada celebrates Take Me Outside Day—a day that encourages teachers across Canada to bring their students outdoors and provide opportunities for children and youth to explore, play and learn outside. It is a day that highlights the importance of spending time outside, being physically active and connecting with nature. Wildsight offers a range … Continued