No bus to book! Our experienced educators bring some of Assiniboine Park’s most popular programs to you. These programs are also great for Guide and Scout groups.
Each hour-long workshop is broken up into short segments that have students using all their senses to explore the topic of the day. Our enthusiastic instructors arrive equipped with all the necessary materials to guide your children through an energy packed workshop.
North American Animal Stories (Grades 1 to 6)
Through storytelling, our educators will introduce our indigenous animals at the Zoo and their importance to Aboriginal beliefs, values, and stories. First Nations and Inuit peoples use storytelling not only as means of entertaining but as a way of passing on information.
Polar Bears (Grades 1 to 2)
Learn about life on the tundra through the eyes of the largest land carnivore. By participating in games and tactile play, students will learn about the polar bear’s amazing adaptations and why ice is so important to this sea bear.
Plant Lifecycles (Grade 3)
Why do flowers have different shapes and colours? How do seeds get from here to there? Why do some animals love visiting flowers? Find out the answers through group activities and plant part experiments to piece together the amazing lives of plants.
The Dirt on Soil (Grades 3 and 4)
This program delves into the nitty-gritty of dirt, its environmental value, and the conservation and preservation of one of the earth’s most precious resources – our soil. Learn the relationships between plants, animals, and soil through role play and hands-on activities.
Aromatherapy with Herbs (Grades 1 to 6)
Celebrate the power of scent with this program geared towards learning how plants help us feel better by simply smelling and being around them. Students scratch and sniff plants that are commonly found in gardens to faraway places. Afterwards everyone makes a lotion with plant essential oils to get a whiff of the benefits of plants.
Chocolate’s Sweet History (Grades 3 to 5)
In this engaging program, students dip into a mixture of stories, activities, history, fair trade and culture, centred on the wonderful Mayan discovery – chocolate! (Allergy Alert)