*New* Burrowing In with Burrowing Owls (4-6)
The burrowing owl is a unique grassland species, whose Canadian population has declined by 90% since the 1990s. The owl is listed as endangered due to several threats that result in high…Read More
Students will be investigating three different levels of biodiversity: genetic diversity, species diversity, and ecosystem diversity. As students explore the nature of reproduction, we’ll learn about the mating behaviours of some of our resident animals and examine how animals preserve biodiversity within their species. Our animal experiences will look different this year as we have reinvigorated how to best incorporate our animals’ stories. Students will learn how researchers apply this knowledge to the Species Survival Plan initiative as well as discover the science behind other captive breeding programs. Throughout the day students will reflect on the question “How might we communicate the importance of biodiversity and what actions can we take to support it?”.
Length: 4 hours
Program times: 10:00am
Maximum students: 37