Animal Life Cycles
Grade 2 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Zoo
Learn about the life cycles of insects, birds, amphibians, spiders, fish, reptiles and mammals. Students will then tour through the Zoo to look at the animals' daily life. This is eggciting science!
Learning Outcomes: Grade 2 Science
Grades 4 to 6 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Zoo
Discover what it means to be an Arctic ecologist. Students will embark on a GPS scavenger hunt through the Journey to Churchill exhibit to actively explore the growing field of Arctic ecology.
Learning Outcomes: Grades 4 - 6 Science
Grades 1 to 8 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Zoo
How do animals survive the heat and rain of the tropics or the cold winters in the Arctic tundra? Students will learn how animals survive in their habitat and study specific characteristics of animals here at the Zoo through age appropriate activities! Choose from Arctic or Tropical Adaptations.
Learning Outcomes: Grade 1 - 8 Science
Grades 2 to 4 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Zoo
Discover the fascinating and often misunderstood lives of the amazing creatures of the night. We will tour the Kinsmen Discovery Centre to learn about megabats and microbats!
Learning Outcomes: Grades 2 and 4 Science
Grade 1 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Zoo
Some animals have limbs and lungs. Others have fins and gills. Discover the differences and similarities among various animal groups by examining a selection of 'biofacts' and touring a section of the Zoo.
Learning Outcomes: Grade 1 Science
Gakina Ndinawemaaganag : Kakinow Niwahkomakanak (All My Relations)
Grade 4, 5 & 6 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Zoo
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people of Manitoba have distinct cultures connected by an intimate relationship with animals and the land. In this tour-based program, learn how all nature is inter-connected through Indigenous perspectives and explore how we can all be better stewards of the land.
Learning Outcomes: Grade 4 – 6 Social Studies, Grade 4 – 6 Aboriginal Languages and Culture, Grade 4 and 6 Science
Grades 3 to 8 | 120 minutes | Assiniboine Park OR Zoo
Photography is a great way to connect with nature and take a closer look at the environment around you. Discover the Zoo through the lens of a camera and learn basic techniques that will help you take great outdoor photographs. Cameras are provided. This program is available September through April in the Zoo and year-round in the Park. Maximum 30 students
Learning Outcomes: Grade 3 - 8 Social Studies and Art
North American Animal Stories
Grades 1 to 6 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Zoo
Aboriginal people use storytelling as means of entertainment but also as a way of passing important information from one generation to another. Through storytelling, our educators will introduce participants to our indigenous animals and their importance to Aboriginal beliefs, values and stories.
Learning Outcomes: Grades 1, 2, 4 and 6 Language Arts and Social Studies
Grades 1 to 6 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Zoo
Learn the remarkable stories behind the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s polar bears! Tour the Zoo's Journey to Churchill exhibit and discover how bears have adapted to survive in their habitat. Students will also explore the unique and sometimes challenging relationship between people and bears encounter in the town of Churchill and the western Hudson Bay.
Learning Outcomes: Grade 1, 2, 4 & 6 Science, Grade 3 Social Studies
PURRfect Predators: Big Cats
Grades 3 to 7 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Zoo
Learn about the distinct characteristics of tigers and leopards and compare their vocalizations to smaller cats such as cougars and lynx. Find out why two-thirds of the world’s cats are endangered and learn what Assiniboine Park Zoo is doing to conserve them.
Learning Outcomes: Grade 4 and 6 Science
Chocolate's Sweet History
Grades 3 to 5 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Conservatory
In this engaging program, students dip into a delicious mixture of stories and activities exploring the history, culture and fair trade of the wonderful Mayan discovery - chocolate! Allergy Alert - we aim to be nut free.
Learning Outcomes: Grade 3 Social Studies
Grades 3 and 4 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Conservatory
Plants are clever creatures. No habitat can fool them! Is it because they have brains? Students will unearth the answer by participating in an interactive comparison of the rainforest, desert, and wetland habitats and discover how plants have adapted to live there. Sponsored in part by the RBC Water Wise Garden Program.
Learning Outcomes: Grades 3 and 4 Science
Plant Life Cycles
Grade 3 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Conservatory
Discover haw plants, from flower to seed, can travel and grow. Explore the Conservatory's Palm House and indoor display gardens as we search for different stages of the plant life cycle.
Learning Outcomes: Grade 3 Science
Poetry in the Park
Grades 5 and 6 | 90 minutes | Qualico Family Centre
Let the gardens and forests of Assiniboine Park inspire you! We will guide students through a creative writing process that ends with a group poetry reading. Program includes an outdoor activity.
Learning Outcomes: Grade 6 Language Arts
Grades 2 to 7 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Conservatory
Tropical rainforests are considered the lungs of the planet. Through a variety of activities, you will discover how rain forests provide valuable resources like medicine, habitat, and oxygen. Their location, geography and climate provide an essential support system to an immense variety of animals, plants, and people.
Learning Outcomes: Grades 2, 3, 6 and 7 Social Studies; Grade 3 Science
A River Runs Through It
Grades 3 to 5 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park
The riparian forest is very special and important habitat to our local rivers, plants, animals and people. Students will unearth the ecological secrets of the riparian forest through water quality investigations, forest walks, photography, and sensory activities designed to enhance their appreciation and understanding of forests. This program runs April through early November, weather permitting. Sponsored in part by the RBC Water Wise Garden Program.
Learning Outcomes: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Social Studies; Grade 3 Science
The Dirt on Soil
Grade 3 to 4 | 90 minutes | Assiniboine Park Conservatory
Did you know a single teaspoon of dirt contains more than a billion microorganisms, that help sustain plant and animal life? This program delves into the nitty-gritty of dirt, its environmental value, and the conservation of one of the earth’s most precious resources - our soil. Sponsored in part by the RBC Water Wise Garden Program.
Learning Outcomes: Grade 3 Science; Grade 4 Social Science