Grade Two's Visit Zoo School (.wmv) Grade Two's Visit Zoo School (.wmv)

Examples of student work completed in the Zoo School.

Maintain high standards for quality learning experiences

Zoo School provides teachers and students with in-depth exposure to both local and global plants and animals. Through hands on experiences and interactions with experts, students can become emotionally engaged with the conservation issues facing our planet.

Ideas for inspiration could include:

  • Investigating the diversity of life on the planet
  • Engaging in environmental issues and taking action
  • Exploring the roles of zoos
  • Connecting with the diverse wildlife and eco-regions of Canada

What They're Saying

After 22 years of teaching primary education I enjoyed the opportunity of bringing my own expertise to the Chevron Open Minds Zoo School and combining it with this amazing program. This experience has really had a dynamic impact on the way I view the student’s learning experience. I have learned to “facilitate” the deep observational and journaling experience in a way that maximizes a child’s intuitive and curious nature beyond what I’ve ever done before… I’ve also become even more aware of the urgent need for us to be good stewards of the Earth through my interaction with the Calgary Zoological Society. My teaching is reflecting a more intentional approach to brining these attitudes into my classroom and school! I am very grateful for the experience of the Chevron Open Minds Program in combination with the Zoo. I’ve noticed that my daughter takes pride in the knowledge she has acquired and can’t wait to share it with others. I’ve learned to ask my daughter more questions to encourage her to problem solve and expand her imagination. I was very happy to be a part of this fantastic experience. I want to thank everybody who helped make it possible for kids like me to go to Open Minds School…Although this is just one of the letters you will receive, I hope you will believe me when I say that you should keep doing this program for years to come. On behalf of my whole class I would especially like to thank the person who thought of Open Minds School and wish you best regards.

Two pictures of kids playing at the zoo.
The Science School is sponsered in part by: The Chevron Open Minds School Program and Telus World of Science Calgary.