The grade one program consists of two 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 look at the carnivores and birds of prey, outside in the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo. This session includes hands-on time in the classroom with some of our biofacts (biological artefacts). Afternoon grade one programs include the porcupine ecology program (October to April the program runs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.). In May and June, grade one programs run in both the afternoon and the morning (Porcupine ecology is not included in the afternoon session). This is a joint effort between the Saskatoon Zoo Society and the Saskatoon Public School Board. (Please inquire about similar programs offered for all Grade One classes).
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS ON THE GRADE ONE PROGRAM (2017-2018 Program information details the grade one program for all teachers, but is directed to the Saskatoon Public School Board teachers). 2018-2019 Program information will be posted once reviewed by the Saskatoon Public School Division.
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 2018-2019 school year. Space is limited. Online registration opens Sept. 17th, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and closes on September 21st, 2018. 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