School Programs

Spring 2016 programs

Free field trips and classroom presentations for Kootenay schools.

Offered by Kootenay Native Plant Society Community Educators in conjunction with the Columbia Basin Environmental Educators Network – Wild Voices for Kids. We are delighted to give curriculum-linked presentations tailored to students.

Camas Discovery Day – School Program 

Camas students

Come discover the story of camas and experience the bloom in beautiful Millennium Park. Understanding the plant, its relationship to humans, and the environment is an intriguing and inspiring experience you will not forget. Students will learn about ethnobotany, pollinators, mapping, conservation, restoration, local history and do their own observation. Come find out about the Canada’s only Camas Conservation area that is now a 1 acre part of the Millennium Park plan in downtown “Camas”gar.

Duration: 1/2 day Grades: K-12

This program is offered by environmental educator Megan Read through the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network (CBEEN) Wild Voices for Kids.


Register as a teacher

Log in to the CBEEN system to book

Contact Megan directly (megread at to confirm date

This field trip may be of special interest to First Nations students, and Aboriginal Support Workers are encouraged to accompany us with their students.


In addition to presentations and field trips, the Kootenay Native Plant Society is working with a local school to grow camas and other native plants for future restoration programs. We can help individual instructors and schools start their own native plants and pollinator gardens, or lead interpretive walks focused on native plants, ethnobotany and other topics. Contact us for details: