JOIN OUR EXPERT EDUCATORS AND EXPLORE THE ZOO FROM YOUR OWN LEARNING SPACE
Here's what others have said about our virtual experiences:
"Our virtual safari was absolutely fabulous! The students said it was like they were actually at the zoo! The educator was engaging, the information was terrific and the students loved to hear their questions being answered. I have had several parents tell me that their child went home and told them all about our penguin chat and now they want to go to the zoo as a family! My administration was also impressed with the use of technology and critical thinking by the students that was shown." ~Kindergarten educator
*Also great for non-school groups, home school groups, seniors groups, community groups, groups of friends/colleagues, etc.!
Please choose a theme from the list below. After booking online, you will receive an email asking you to specify what theme you'd like.
Virtual Safari Themes - Tour a section of the Zoo with one of our Educators:
Penguins Virtual Safari Come nose to beak with the super cool inhabitants of the indoor and outdoor areas of our Penguin Plunge building. Penguin species may include: Northern & Southern rockhopper, Humbolt, Gentoo and King penguins.
Canadian Wilds Virtual Safari Explore the amazing animals that inhabit the wilds around us. Species observed may include: bighorn sheep, mountain goats, woodland caribou, wood bison, river otter, whooping crane, grey wolf, grizzly bear, black bear, cougar.
Africa Virtual Safari Investigate the unique animals of the African savannah and rainforest. Species observed may include: meerkat, hippopotamus, giraffe, lion, zebra, lemur, Malagasy boas, dwarf crocodiles, black & white colobus monkeys, western lowland gorilla.
Eurasia Virtual Safari Discover the spectacular animals that call Eurasia home. Animals observed may include: Pallas' cat, musk deer, Japanese macaque, Japanese serow, markhor, Amur tiger, wild boar, red panda, snow leopard, bactrian camel.
Length: Up to 60 minutes
Curriculum Connections: Variable based on grade. Please let us know what you'd like to focus on.
Times: (can be adapted to your schedule)
Monday to Thursday: 9 am, 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am, 10:15 am
Program Fees: $125
Capacity: Maximum 37
(SOLD OUT FOR SPRING 2021) Virtual School Program Themes - Classroom based program with animal viewing:
On Gossamer Wings Virtual School Program Follow the journey from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly and find out what the planet is like on gossamer wings. Let your mind take flight as we explore butterfly bodies, senses, life cycle, and conservation. (Recommended for grades K-5 / Curriculum connections: K-2) Program available April 12 - June 11 2021 only
Bear Necessities Virtual School Program How does a wild bear find food, water and shelter? It's a simple bear necessity! Discover how bears meet their needs and how humans fit into the story of Canada's bears. (Recommended for grades K-8 / Curriculum connections: K-2 and 4-6)
Interactions and Ecosystems Virtual School Program From the tiniest puddle to the highest mountain range, our world is full of ecosystems in which plants and animals interact and survive together. In this fascinating program we'll look at how tiny changes can have profound effects on entire ecosystems, and the role that humans play in influencing the world around them. (Recommended for grades 6-9 / Curriculum connections: grade 7)
Biodiversity Matters Virtual School Program Explore the beautiful diversity of the world around us. Investigating adaptations in animal species and visiting one of the most diverse groups of animals - the birds. We will examine why biodiversity is so important for the planet and how we are working hard to ensure species don't go extinct. (Recommended for grades 7-12 / Curriculum connections: grade 7-9)