Written By: Kim Urbaniak Twenty-Two kids wiggle and giggle and spin around, transforming into mayfly nymphs right before my eyes. The grade two class has just walked through the forest pretending to be mayfly eggs, quiet and unassuming. Well, as quiet as you can expect 6 and 7-year-olds to be on a field trip! The … Continued
A journey into Argonaut Creek
Wildsight News :Kimberley/Cranbrook Branch
This position has been filled. Are you a college student looking for a part-time job during the school year? Wildsight is looking for a Communications Intern to work with us during the school year in our Kimberley office. You’ll be working with our Communications & Development Manager, and the rest of the Wildsight team in … Continued
This year, the Kimberley Farmers’ Market has put together a Waste Wise Station (WWS) to help minimize the amount of waste generated by our market. We have been sending compost to the Open Gate Garden, and recyclable materials are washed, sorted and directed to the Yellow Bin Program. Our goal with the WWS is to … Continued
The Kimberley Open Gate Garden is located on Rotary Dr. behind the Aquatic Centre, and it is ALWAYS OPEN. Stop by and enjoy local fresh produce, expand your gardening knowledge and find a safe space to learn and grow. The garden is open to anyone at any time and has everything you need stored on site. Our shed is … Continued
Written by: Kim Urbaniak As the group exits the forest and steps into the clearing by the lake, their eyes fill with wonder, “So THIS is the lake!” someone exclaims. “Look at all the birds!” another student hollers, before running off to take a closer look. Today’s field trip is off to a good start. … Continued
Already ready to apply? Adventure deep into the wilderness this summer with hiking guides Dave Quinn, Kelly Comishin and Leah Evans! Go Wild challenges youth 14-18 on six-day wilderness backpacking trips into the Kootenay backcountry. Our Go Wild trips develop leadership skills, connect participants to our landscape and inspire a love of the mountains to … Continued
Our Annual Report is hot off the press. Take a look and read about what we accomplished together last year with our partners, members, donors and supporters. A special thanks to each and every one of you for your commitment to wildlife, wild places and clean water. The Wildsight Team
Earlier this month, Kimberley students in Mrs Strachan-Garrel’s Grade 4/5 class at McKim Middle School put on snowshoes and went out into the snow to harvest lichen for our endangered mountain caribou. Patty Kolisnichenko, a local educator who leads EcoStewards, Wildsight’s stewardship-based education program for kids, visited the class several times to teach the students … Continued
“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.
This entry is the second of a two-part series on waste diversion and landfilling practices in the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK). In this post, Wildsight’s Kimberley Cranbrook branch tours RDEK waste transfer and landfill facilities.