Bring your classroom to the zoo for an entire week and create an educational adventure none of your students will ever forget.  Your week will be custom designed according to the curriculum connections you wish to make, and our planning team will help you integrate the week into your yearlong teaching plan. 


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Biofact Zoo School

 More About Zoo School

Chevron Open Minds Zoo School is a full time Campus Calgary/Open Minds learning site available to Grades 1 – 12.  Each spring we accept applications from educators across the city who would like their students to experience a week long field study at the zoo which can be extended into a year long catalyst for learning engagement. 

For more information about Chevron Open Minds Zoo School and how to apply, please visit Campus Calgary-Open Minds and/or contact Andrea Robinson, Zoo School Coordinator, at [email protected]

Discover how zoo school will engage your students, connect them with the natural world around them, inspire curiosity and build their problem solving skills throughout the entire year.

Zoo School Resources

Learn how your zoo school coordinator can help you plan your academic year around this amazing weeklong opportunity.  Acceptance into the program will include a professional development session, a classroom planning visit, various CC/OM workshops throughout the year and other site specific resources such as biofact kits and biofact story boxes.  Chevron Open Minds Zoo School also creates an easy gateway into the Conservation Champions Festival, taking place annually at the Calgary Zoo/Wilder Institute.  The Conservation Champions Festival will provide us with a chance to celebrate any conservation action your students have undertaken, no matter how small. 

Help with Planning

To make sure that you and your students get the most from this unique experience we provide in-depth planning assistance both during the summer and throughout the school year.

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My students have gained a greater sense of environmental awareness  and concern for the environment since Zoo School. Being able to interact with experts and see and experience animal encounters, my students have a deep understanding and desire to help save wild spaces. ~ Teacher





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Zoo School has renewed my passion for the environment, conservation and animals. This week will be threaded throughout the school year." ~Teacher