Freshwater and Saltwater Systems (G8) *UPDATED*

Updated for 2017/18!

A Look at the Science of Water and Living Things

Come on in – the water’s perfect, or is it? Animals in their natural habitats swim in a biological soup, but at the zoo we use filtration systems to ensure the soup doesn’t get too chunky! In the Canadian Wilds we’ll explore biofilters, we'll test water from our hippo pool, penguin pool, and canadian wilds biofilter - can you tell which is which? Students will track the potential path of garbage from the zoo to the ocean while discovering the importance of water and its global distribution through small group activities. We finish with a hopeful message of how a teenage boy came up with the idea to clean the oceans! Click HERE for a more detailed outline of the program.

Freshwater and Saltwater Systems

Curriculum Connections:

Grade Eight – Freshwater and Saltwater Systems.

Length: 5 hours (includes 1 hour lunch break)

Time offered: 9.30am-2.30pm (Please let us know if you need an altered start or finish time)
Maximum 2 per day, classroom dependent

Program Fees for 17/18 school year: $350

Program Fees for 18/19 school year:
$350 September - November
$300 December - February (add on a self-guided backpack for free!*)
$360 March - April

*Click here for more information about the self-guided backpacks

Availability: September - April

Maximum 37 students

For detailed availabilty please check the Program Schedule

Booking information and guidelines

Please look through our booking procedures to help you fill in a booking form. It includes important information relating to class sizes and chaperones as well as other frequently asked questions.

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