Curriculum Connections

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Curriculum Connections 2017-04-19T17:43:40+00:00

We have designed the Saskatoon Zoo Society’s outreach and on-site zoo programs to meet the guidelines of the Saskatchewan Curriculum.

(Curriculum areas listed in bold)

Grade 1

Needs & Characteristics of Living Things

Animal Outreach
On-Site Zoo Programs:
Grade One Program
Meet the Creature
Reptile-Amphibian Comparison
Hawk Ecology
Owl Ecology
Snake Ecology
Porcupine Ecology
Mammals
Carnivores
Pond Dipping
Biofacts

Optional: Birdfeeder Building

Optional: Animal Tracks Program

Grade 2

Animal Growth and Change

Animal Outreach
On-Site Zoo Program:
Pond Dipping (larva form of insects)
Reptile-Amphibian Comparison

Other:
Visit the Butterfly House at the Zoo
Visit the Zoo when babies are present

Optional:  Bluebird Banding

Grade 3

Plant Growth and Change

Take a tree walk with the Friends of the Forestry Farm House.

Grade 4

Habitats and Communities 

Animal Outreach
On-Site Zoo Programs:
Habitat & Adaptations
Owls and Owl Pellets
Wetlands and Pond Dipping

(Social Studies) Saskatchewan

History at the Zoo Day Program

Art

Art at the Zoo Day Program

Grade 5

Art

Art at the Zoo Day Program

Social Studies

History at the Zoo Day Program

Grade 6

Diversity of Living Things

Animal Outreach
Saskatchewan Species at Risk Outreach
On-Site Zoo Program:
Classification
Species at Risk
Owls and Owl Pellets
Habitat and Adaptations
Wetlands & Pond Dipping
Hawk Ecology
Owl Ecology
Snake Ecology
Porcupine Ecology
Biofacts (Tracks and Scats)

Social Studies

History at the Zoo Day Program

Grade 7

Interactions Within Ecosystems

Animal Outreach
Saskatchewan Species at Risk outreach
On-Site Zoo Program:
Species at Risk
Biodiversity at the Zoo Day Program

Math

Math and Nutrition at the Zoo Day Program

Grade 8

Natural and Human Induced Changes to Water Ecosystems. 

On-Site Zoo Program:
Wetlands tour & pond dipping

Math

Math and Nutrition at the Zoo Day Program

Secondary Level

Social Studies The relationship of the natural environment in the  development of a society, and Canadian First Nations worldview.

Saskatchewan Species at Risk (On-site zoo program or outreach)
Saskatchewan Species at Risk: The Cougar (On-site zoo program)