Elementary Programs

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Humungous Creatures (Grades K–1)

Discover some of the largest animals at home and the rest of the world. Find out what makes each of them so unique and some of their adaptations for survival.

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The Bear Necessities (Grades K–2)

Compare your senses to bears while exploring what bears need to survive in the wild and how to stay safe.

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Penguin Palooza (Grades K–2)

Learn about penguins, where they live, what they eat, who their enemies are and how they thrive in extreme conditions.

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On Gossamer Wings (Grades K–2)

Find out the differences between moths and butterflies, and investigate more about these fascinating insects.

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Scutes, Scales and Slime (Grades K–3)

Who has scutes, who has scales and who has slime? Using journaling techniques and inquiry based learning, investigate the difference between reptiles and amphibians.

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Am I Bugging You? (Grade 2)

Get up close with the most under-appreciated group of animals and learn about their incredible adaptations and behaviours.

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Croak! Lifecycles of the Young and Slimy (Grade 3)

Dive into the wetlands and get a frog’s eye view of the fascinating animals that live in this diverse ecosystem, their lifecycles and the challenges they face at the different times in their lives.

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Feather Flippers and Tuxedos (Grades 3–4)

Explore what makes penguins so cool as we look at where and how they live and how you compare to them.

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Green and Gorgeous (Grade 4)

Explore the world of plants and their importance to us. Look in depth at flowering plants, discover the different parts and their purposes.

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Wetland Ecosystems (Grade 5)

Take a walk on the wild side and discover the wonders of wetlands!

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F.A.B – Flight, Aerodynamics and Biomimicry (Grade 6)

How have animals influenced man-made flight? Look at how flight is achieved, comparing flying animals to airplanes and exploring the benefits of biomimicry.

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Edu-Trek: Trekking Through Panda Passage (Grades K–12)

Come and meet our newest residents, the Giant Pandas. Skip the lines on this guided tour.

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Edu-Trek: Plant Safari (Grades K–12)

On this walking tour we will uncover the secrets that plants hold to life and the importance of their survival. Using samples to help us in our search to identify and learn from native plants.

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Edu-Trek: Eurasian Safari (Grades K–12)

Follow the footprints to identify the animals, their connections to each other, and their relationships to the environment.

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Edu-Trek: Canadian Wilds Safari (Grades K–12)

Follow the footsteps of some of Canada's diverse wildlife through different ecosystems as we tour the aspen parklands, Rocky Mountains and boreal forests.

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Edu-Trek: African Safari (Grades K–12)

Journey to visit the old world animals in their two distinct environments, the savannah and tropical rainforest. Learn about these majestic beasts and how they survive together.

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Secondary Programs

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Plants for Food and Fibre (Grade 7)

Could we survive in a world without plants? Watch the answer to that question come alive in this fun, interactive program.

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Interactions and Ecosystems (Grade 7)

Investigate some of the different things that make up an ecosystem, biotic and abiotic and explain all the possible interactions.

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Freshwater and Saltwater Systems (Grade 8)

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. Using the great Pacific garbage patch as a diving off point, we explore the importance of water and how we affect it.

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Crescent Point Energy Biological Diversity (Grade 9)

Why do animals have unique mating behaviours – and what part do those behaviours play in ensuring biological diversity? Find out using our own zoo animals as examples.

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Changes (Grade 11)

Students will analyze and describe the adaptation of organisms to their environments, observe evidences to support evolution, and discuss modern evolutionary theories.

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Bio 30, Population and Community Dynamics

In this lively look at conservation, genetics and population ecology we'll study some of the zoo's most exciting re-introduction projects.

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Edu-Trek: Trekking Through Panda Passage (Grades K–12)

Come and meet our newest residents, the Giant Pandas. Skip the lines on this guided tour.

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Edu-Trek: Plant Safari (Grades K–12)

On this walking tour we will uncover the secrets that plants hold to life and the importance of their survival. Using samples to help us in our search to identify and learn from native plants.

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Edu-Trek: Eurasian Safari (Grades K–12)

Follow the footprints to identify the animals, their connections to each other, and their relationships to the environment.

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Edu-Trek: Canadian Wilds Safari (Grades K–12)

Follow the footsteps of some of Canada's diverse wildlife through different ecosystems as we tour the aspen parklands, Rocky Mountains and boreal forests.

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Edu-Trek: African Safari (Grades K–12)

Journey to visit the old world animals in their two distinct environments, the savannah and tropical rainforest. Learn about these majestic beasts and how they survive together.

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Distance Learning

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Gorillas (Distance Learning)

Curious about the individuals in our gorilla troop, how they’re cared for and why their enclosure is designed the way it is? Discover our gorillas through a Distance Learning program.

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Penguins (Distance Learning)

Ever wondered how penguins are adapted to their environment? Wish you could come and see them but it's too far to travel? Book a Distance Learning program.

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Swift Foxes (Distance Learning)

Discover the importance of habitat to a species’ survival and how to successfully reintroduce an animal to an area where they play a key role in the ecosystem.

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Self-Guided

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Backpack Tour: Hot and Cold in the Canadian Wilds (Grade 2)

Based on the grade 2 curriculum for Hot and Cold Temperature, this twist on a self-guided visit allows classes to explore the zoo at their own pace.

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Backpack Tour: Enclosure Design in Eurasia (Grades K–12)

Explore the needs and adaptations of our Eurasian animals and how we replicate their habitat in this twist on a self-guided visit.

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Backpack Tour: Levels of the Savannah (Grade K–12)

Explore how one ecosystem can support such a diverse range of species, from rock hyraxes to lions and everything in between in this twist on a self-guided visit.

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Chevron Zoo School

Bring your classroom to the zoo for an entire week and create an educational adventure none of your students will ever forget.

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