*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
Inspired by the novel “The One and Only Ivan” by K.A. Applegate, this program compares the life of Ivan from the story to our gorilla troop here at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo. We will be discussing themes of the book; therefore it is best if students have finished the book or movie prior to arriving for the program. We will guide students through the process of analyzing the question, “What is the role of modern accredited zoos?” through initial brainstorming, thoughtful discussion, and observation of the gorilla residents and their habitat.
**Students should be familiar with the story of Ivan. Ideally classes have competed the novel, the short story book, or have watched the film. This program contains spoilers.
Length: 90 minutes
Program times: 10:00am, 12:00pm
Maximum students: 32