Classification

Why do living organisms have such strange scientific names? This program will look at the history of classification and understanding how and why living creatures are given their names. This includes hands-on time with biofacts and some of the animal ambassadors. Program takes place in the Affinity Learning Centre. Includes a presentation on mammal classification including animal artefacts. Then the class will be divided into 2 groups (when class is more than 15 students). While one group is with the Saskatoon Zoo Society educator and our animal ambassadors, the other group has time for a self-guided tour of the Zoo. Groups then switch. Total program time is between 1.25 and 1.5 hours.