Education in the Wild

Wildsight's Beyond Recycling Program Celebrates Earth Day in Classrooms Across the Columbia Basin

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Kids in classrooms around the Columbia Basin will celebrate Earth Day this coming week.  ... Read more »

Share your love of the wild: Help get kids outside

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You love the wild: The beauty of an untouched mountain valley. The still waters of a lake at dusk. The intricate web of an ecosystem.

Maybe you were lucky enough to grow up with the wild. Maybe there was a formative place or person that was your introduction to the wonder of the natural world. Or maybe you’ve only recently come to love the wild. ... Read more »

Share your love of the wild: Help get kids outside

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You love the wild: The beauty of an untouched mountain valley. The still waters of a lake at dusk. The intricate web of an ecosystem.

Maybe you were lucky enough to grow up with the wild. Maybe there was a formative place or person that was your introduction to the wonder of the natural world. Or maybe you’ve only recently come to love the wild. ... Read more »

Wildsight Connects Kids to the Wonders of Winter

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Now in its 7th year, Wildsight's Winter Wonder program continues to educate, amaze, and connect students across the Columbia Basin, as they learn about the joys, secrets, and wonders of our winters.  ... Read more »

Classroom with Outdoors: Back to School in the Columbia Basin

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What's your favourite class? 'Magic of Ecosystems', 'The Web of Life', 'Lessons from Nature' or 'Diversity of Life and Nature's Services'? All are on offer with Wildsight's Classroom with Outdoors - full-day field trips for kids grades 4-7 offered for free! 

Bookings are open for our September and October programs running in communities across the Columbia Basin.  ... Read more »

Mapping birdsongs, watching the wetland work, measuring trees and inventorying bugs - sound good to you?

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‘Going on one of Wildsight’s Education in the Wild trips is like taking the kids on a walk through a science textbook.’  ... Read more »

Kids and parents take the Eco-Challenge

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Beyond
Recycling students ‘tuned out’ at Earth Hour, working all month on
Eco-Challenge

Beyond Recycling students in nine classes at eight schools in
the Kootenays are participating in a one-month Eco-Challenge to reduce their
energy use and lower their impact on the Earth. ... Read more »

Fernie Nature Tours: A Local Social Enterprise

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This winter Fernie Nature Tours is stepping into a new phase of social responsibility. Fernie Nature Tours has recently made the shift from an independently owned business to a social enterprise of the Wildsight Elk Valley Branch. A social enterprise applies an entrepreneurial approach to addressing social or environmental issues and creating positive community change. ... Read more »

Biggest year yet for Wildsight’s Winter Wonder

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More kids than ever learning the ecology of ‘cool.’ ... Read more »

Grant from The North Face will benefit Basin kids this winter

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Clothing
company’s Explore Fund grant to help Wildsight deliver field trips

 

The
North Face, a well-known outdoor clothing company, recently awarded a $2,500
grant to Wildsight to help children explore the outdoors. ... Read more »

42 teens waiting to Go Wild!

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'There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.' --Sanne van der Ros  ... Read more »

Eco-Challenge! Coming to a family near you

"If everyone on Earth set out to live like a typical Kootenay
resident, we'd need five Earths to get the job done," says Monica
Nissen, Wildsight's Education program manager in Nelson.

"That's a whopping big eco-footprint." ... Read more »

Kids learn cold science with Winter Wonder

by Nelson Daily Staff

Tumbling down snow banks is nothing new for kids, but learning about
the science of snow puts a whole new spin on it for them in Winter
Wonder.

Elementary school students will be
taking ecology classes in the snow during Wildsight’s Winter Wonder
trips in Nelson this month. ... Read more »

Kids learn cold science with Winter Wonder

More classes than ever learn the science of cold in a year of perfect winter weather ... Read more »

Winter wonderland, outdoor field trip

Students in Mrs. Pitcher’s Grade 1 class spent last Friday morning
playing in the snow and learning about winter ecology. Winter
Wonderland, a Wildsight Education in the Wild program, is a program for
Grade 1 to 3 students. It is designed to teach kids about how outdoor
life works in these cold, Canadian winters. ... Read more »

CBT water pilot programs come to six schools

Grade 8 science students from six schools across the Columbia Basin were among the first to take part in Know Your Watershed, a new regionally-based water stewardship initiative of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and Wildsight. ... Read more »

Classroom with Outdoors now offers fall programs.

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Ecological field trips available this September and October; both spring and fall programs are now free of charge

One of Wildsight’s environmental education programs is offering a fall series for the first time this September. Classroom with Outdoors is now available to classes who want to enjoy the fall weather while they learn about grasslands, wetlands and forest ecosystems. ... Read more »

Go Wild trip dates announced. Sign up here today!

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Are you aged 14 to 18? Join Wildsight for a six-day guided wilderness adventure

School’s out and many kids are moving inside to play video games, surf the web and watch TV. Wildsight is offering Go Wild Youth Adventure hiking trips for youth aged 14 to 18 to help offset the trend. ... Read more »

What a difference a decade makes

Columbia Basin Trust and Wildsight celebrate 10 Years of Education in the Wild

Columbia Basin, B.C. ... Read more »

Help keep Education Wild. Donate today!

“Youth are looking for something to believe in and that will inspire them. ... Read more »

Beyond Recycling program named community champions

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A recycling education program got the vote of approval from not only its students, but judges in a community champions award. ... Read more »

Beyond Recycling

To the 2009-2010 students of Beyond Recycling: ... Read more »

Earth Day kids go Beyond Recycling

But—will Beyond Recycling go beyond this year? ... Read more »

Landfill investigation set to uncover impacts Student detectives go ‘Beyond Recycling’ in new Wildsight program

What really happens when we throw things ‘away’? Is there even such a place? ... Read more »

Adapting Winter Wonder to a warmer winter

Biggest year ever for classes, warmest year for weather