Elementary Programs

Bookings for 2017-2018 now open

Learning is more fun at the zoo! Your students will have a blast exploring the natural world around them and discovering the answers to some pretty cool questions. Enjoy hands-on activities, role-playing and costumes as we make our way through a variety of curriculum-based programs. You’ll also have plenty of time to explore the zoo on your own.

Humungous Creatures (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 (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 (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 (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 (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? (G2) *UPDATED*

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 (G3) *UPDATED*

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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Feathers Flippers and Tuxedos (G3-4) *UPDATED*

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 (G4) *UPDATED*

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 (G5) *Updated*

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

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F.A.B (Flight, Aerodynamics and Biomimicry) (G6)

How have animals influenced man-made flight? Look at how flight is achieved, comparing flying animals to airplanes and how biomimicry has helped us be more energy efficient. Come and let nature inspire you!

 

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Edu-Trek: Trekking Through Panda Passage (K-12) *NEW*

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

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Edu-Trek: Plant Safari (K-12) *NEW*

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 (K-12)

Follow the footprints, can you identify the animals, their connections to each other and the environment? From dragons to tigers to humans, discover how we all impact each other. Now including the Pandas!

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Edu-Trek: Canadian Wilds Safari (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 (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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Wild whooping cranes breed in Alberta’s Wood Buffalo National Park and the Northwest Territories.