Invasive plants pose a significant threat to our community’s biodiversity. These weeds may seem innocuous, but they cause ecological and economic harm. You may have noticed some of these attractive weeds around town: Orange Hawkweed, Oxeye Daisy, and Western Goat’s- beard. Soon these pretty flowers will turn into seeds and continue to spread throughout our … Continued
The Secret's Out!
Are you passionate about nature and getting kids outside? Wildsight is seeking an environmental educator to join our team and deliver our environmental education programs in Revelstoke. About Wildsight Education Wildsight has been delivering environmental education programs in schools throughout the Columbia Basin for 22 years. We are seeking an environmental educator to deliver our … Continued
The Elk Valley, British Columbia, is in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. It hosts stunning views of rugged mountains and scenic rivers. It is also home to 80 percent of Canada’s annual metallurgical coal exports, extracted from Teck Resources Limited’s four-open pit metallurgical coal mines. Metallurgical coal is used to make steel. These mines … Continued
Have you ever eaten honeycomb fresh from the hive, with the delightful gentle buzz of the relentless hard working bees above your head? How about taken a walk to understand water scarcity? Have you visited your local landfill to see the amount of waste that is diverted, and dumped, each day? When you wear through … Continued
Spirits were high when Windermere Elementary students visited Columbia Lake Provincial Park’s Spirit Trail for a recent field trip. Amber Aspervig’s Grade 4-5 class visited this local grassland ecosystem through Wildsight’s Classroom with Outdoors program, which encourages kids to experience hands-on outdoor learning. Students learned the names and adaptations of some of the many grassland … Continued
BC’s Interior holds a secret. More than 500 kilometres from the coast, the world’s only Inland Temperate Rainforest is disappearing every day. Watch our newest campaign video to find out what the BC Government and logging industry doesn’t want you to know, and take action today.
From Appalachia to India, research has uncovered the potential harms open-pit coal mining has on the environment and human health. In this second instalment of our series, ‘The True Cost of Coal’, we take a look at the impacts of coal mining to human health.
Elizabeth Lake is a beloved Cranbrook wetland. This important nature reserve provides a critical nesting and staging area for several types of birds, as well as a safe habitat for Western Painted Turtles and other wildlife. Birders, families and anyone seeking a peaceful walk seek out this peaceful 5.9 hectare haven on the edge of … Continued
On a recent field trip local students tromped through forests and picked through trees to collect lichen for dwindling caribou herds living in captivity. Mountain caribou are amongst the most endangered mammals in North America. Loss of habitat from industrial and community development has decimated the population of this once numerous species. Lichen is a … Continued
Your support has helped get more than 4,300 students learning to love and understand our wildlife and wild places this school year. Thank you! This has been an incredible year for Wildsight Education, with thousands of students participating in our suite of environmental education programs. With your support, 4,361 students experienced the magic of … Continued