The grade one program consists of two to three sessions: “Meet the Creature” which looks at the various types of vertebrate animals (mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians) and their different characteristics and skin coverings. The second session is a prepared self-guided tour (new) of the carnivores and birds of prey, outside in the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. This session includes a self-guided kit with some of our biofacts (biological artefacts), prepared questions and activities for the students. Afternoon grade one programs from October to April, include the porcupine ecology program (October to April the program runs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.). In May, grade one programs run in both the afternoon and the morning (Porcupine ecology is included in the MORNING sessions in May: a.m. session runs 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; p.m. session runs 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.). This is a joint effort between the Saskatoon Zoo Society and the Saskatoon Public School Board. (Other school boards may book as well, directly with the Saskatoon Zoo Society).
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS ON THE GRADE ONE PROGRAM (Program information details the grade one program for all teachers, but is directed to the Saskatoon Public School Board teachers). 2019-2020 program information coming shortly!
Other school divisions are welcome to book directly with the Saskatoon Zoo Society. Cost: $100.00 Call 306-975-3395 for more information.
Saskatoon Public School Teachers: the Saskatoon Public School Division will support the grade one program for the 2019-2020 school year. Space is limited. Online registration opens Sept. 16th, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on September 20th, 2019. This is a Saskatoon Public School Division subsidized program (limited to 65 spots). However, teachers can still book this program on their own. Cost: $100.00
– Grade 1: Needs & Characteristics of Living Things