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School Programs

The Kootenay-Columbia Discovery Centre Society (KCDCS) is excited to offer environmental school programming at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area (CVWMA) in 2019

School programs are available for elementary and high school students.  We are taking bookings for the 2019 spring programs, so if you are interested in bringing your class, please email us or call (250) 402 6905.

Check out the information below or view our School Program Poster.


Elementary Programs

Wetland Excursions!!

K-3: Nature Detectives

Explore, observe and learn about the ever changing wetland and the plants and animals that live here by using your senses...

Gr.4-7: Adapt and Survive

We will showcase the amazing adaptations plants and wildlife have to survive, reproduce and interact in the wetland ecosystem!

Programs include a presentation, guided walk and dip netting/science lab component.  The program will also touch on the impacts of plastic pollution on wildlife and ecosystems and how we can be part of the solution.

Cost: $4 per student  •  Duration: 2 hours 

Canoe Tours!!  For Grades 4 & up (NEW Canoes in 2019!)

Part the cattails to look for nests, taste some wetland treats and learn more about the plants and animals that live here.  Add this onto our other programs for a fun filled day!

Cost: $5 per student  •  Duration: 1 hour


High School Programs


Gr. 8-12: Stewardship Program

Perform hands-on habitat restoration activities such as removing invasive plant species and shoreline cleanups. 

Cost: By Donation  •  Duration: 2+ hours

Canoe Tours!! (NEW Canoes in 2019)

Explore the wetland by paddling the ponds and channels, learning about wetland ecology, adaptations and the wildlife that call the wetland home.  Add this onto the stewardship program for a fun filled day!

Cost: $5 per student  •  Duration: 1 hour


How to Book

Phone: (250) 402 6905    

Email: education@discovery-centre.ca

Please provide choice of 2 dates, class size & school/teacher contact info

Program Availability: Tuesday to Friday, May 14th to June 26th and September 10th to October 4th, 2019

Note - there is a $60 minimum charge for the Elementary Program.   

No minimum for canoe tours.  Canoe tours not available in fall.