Northern Leopard Frog

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Wilder 101

Step into the heart of conservation with the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo through this interactive virtual program. Join us on a journey as we delve into two conservation translocation programs based in Western Canada and a community-based conservation program in Kenya, where we collaborate to support the recovery of species and empower communities. Wilder 101 offers a unique opportunity to discover the history and impact of some of our conservation efforts; learn about the challenges faced by species-at-risk; and explore the tools, techniques and scientific methods being used by the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo and their partners as we work to positively impact both nature and communities.

Grades: Grade 7 – 12, and adult audiences
Length: 60 minutes
Program Times: 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
Capacity: Up to 37 participants
Cost: $125

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Curricular Connections

Grade 7

  • Describe the relationships among knowledge, decisions and actions in maintaining life-supporting environments
  • Monitor a local environment, and assess the impacts of environmental factors on the growth, health, and reproduction of organisms in that environment

Grade 8

  • Investigate living things; identify and apply scientific ideas used to interpret their general structure, function, and organization

Grade 9

  • Investigate and interpret diversity among species and within species, and describe how diversity contributes to species survival
  • Identify impacts of human action on species survival and variation within species, and analyze related issues for personal and public decision making

Grade 11

  • Bio 20: Explain that the biosphere is composed of ecosystems, each with distinctive biotic and abiotic characteristics
  • Bio 20: Explain the structure of ecosystem trophic levels, using models such as food chains and food webs
  • Sci 14: Analyze a local ecosystem in terms of its biotic and abiotic components, and describe factors of the equilibrium

Grade 12

  • Bio 30: Describe a community as a composite of populations in which individuals contribute to a gene pool that can change over time

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