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Caledon Village, ON L7K 3L3

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K-7 CLASSROOM PRESENATIONS

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Programs By Grade

 

 

 

All grades K-8

 

All about animals

A general program suitable for all grades levels where we will meet fascinating vertebrates, and maybe even invertebrates.  Discussion is based on grade level and students' interests. We may cover habitats, adaptations, life cycles, geography, classifications, environmental stewardship and food chains. 

 

Number of animals seen: 8-10

Animals mays include: rabbit, guinea pig, skinny pig, hedgehog, chinchilla, chicken, dove, small snakes, small lizards, tortoises, frogs, salamanders, arachnids and more!

 

 

 


Kindergarten
 

Wonder about wildlife!
A gentle introduction to the Animal Kingdom for young learners. This general program may touch on life cycles, survival strategies, senses, habitats, food chains, geography and environmental stewardship.

 

Number of animals seen: 8-10

Animals mays include: rabbit, guinea pig, skinny pig, hedgehog, chinchilla, chicken, dove, small snakes, small lizards, tortoises, frogs, salamanders, arachnids and more!

 

Super senses
How do you taste, smell, hear, see and touch? Are animals senses the same or different then your own? How do these senses help animals survive in the wild? Find out while meeting some brilliant animal ambassadors.

 

Number of animals seen: 8-10

Animals mays include: rabbit, guinea pig, skinny pig, hedgehog, chinchilla, chicken, dove, small snakes, small lizards, tortoises, frogs, salamanders, arachnids and more!

 

 


Grade 1
 

Basic needs of animals
Strand: Life Systems 
Explore the basic needs of animals (water, food, space and shelter) and how each animal is able to meet these needs in the environment in order to survive. How do these needs different or the same to ours? Why is it important for all living things to have a healthy environment? What happens if it changes? What can we do to maintain a healthy environment for wildlife and us?

 

Keywords/Concepts: healthy environment, basic needs, nutritional requirements

Number of animals seen: 6-9

Animals mays include: rabbit, guinea pig, skinny pig, hedgehog, chinchilla, chicken, dove, small snakes, small lizards, tortoises, frogs, salamanders, arachnids and more!

 

A year of changes
Strand: Earth and space systems 
Investigate the impact of seasonal changes on animal behaviour, appearance and life cycles. 

 

Keywords/Concepts: life cycle, adaptation, hibernate, dormant, migrate, survival, temperature, daylight, seasons

Number of animals seen: 6-9

Animals mays include: rabbit, guinea pig, skinny pig, hedgehog, chinchilla, chicken, dove, small snakes, small lizards, tortoises, frogs, salamanders, arachnids and more!

 

 

 

Grade 2

 

Animal classifications 
Strand: Life Systems 
We will explore the typical physical, behavioural and life cycle characteristics of the 5 vertebrate classes in this program. 

 

Keywords/Concepts: Classification, physical characteristics, behavioural characteristics, care of young

Number of animals seen: 6-8

Animals mays include: 1-2 small mammals, 1 bird,

1-2 amphibians, 1-3 small reptiles 

 

Adaptations 
Strand: Life Systems 
All animals have adaptations that help them thrive in their habitat. What happens when the environment changes? We will investigate the physical and behavioural adaptations of animals and how these adaptations help animals to survive and meet their basic needs.

 

Keywords/Concepts: Habitat variations, physical adaptations, behavioural adaptations

Number of animals seen: 6-9

Animals mays include: rabbit, guinea pig, skinny pig, hedgehog, chinchilla, chicken, dove, small snakes, small lizards, tortoises, frogs, salamanders, arachnids and more!

 

 


Growth and changes in animals 

Strand: Life Systems

During this program, we will investigate and compare the life cycles of several vertebrate animals. We will explore how each is born, grows, reproduces and cares for young. How are they similar and how to they differ from one another and from our own?

 

Keywords/Concepts: Classification, physical characteristics, behavioural characteristics, care of young

Number of animals seen: 6-8

Animals mays include: 1-2 small placental mammals, 1 bird, 1-2 amphibians, 1-2 egg-laying reptiles, 1 livebearing reptile

 

 

 

Grade 4
 

Habitats and adaptations
Strand: Life Systems
What makes a good habitat? We will explore three different habitats. What are the specific characteristics of each habitat? What types of adaptations living in these habitats have animals in order to survive? What will happen if changes occur within the habitat? Will animals move, adapt or die?

 

Keywords/Concepts: Structural adaptations, behavioural adaptations, habitat variations, interrelationships

Number of animals seen: 6-9

Animals mays include: 2-3 grassland animals, 2-4 forest animals, 1-2 desert animals

 

The food web 
Strand: Life Systems
Meet the players in the food chain - from producer, to consumer to decomposer - and learn about how energy is transferred from the sun to living organisms. How is everything connected? What happens if there is a change within the web?

 

Keywords/Concepts: producer, consumer, decomposer, carnivore, omnivore, herbivore, interconnected

Number of animals seen: 6-8

Animals mays include: 1-3 primary consumers, 1-4 secondary consumers, 1-3 tertiary consumers 

 

 

 

Grade 6
 

Biodiversity 
Strand: Life Systems 

Biodiversity is an important indicator of the health of an ecosystem - but what is biodiversity and why is it so essential? Investigate threats, both human and natural, to the biodiversity. What can we do to preserve it?

 

Keywords/Concepts: interrelationships, natural community, variation, invasive diversity

Number of animals seen: 6-8

Animals mays include: rabbit, guinea pig, skinny pig, hedgehog, chinchilla, chicken, dove, small snakes, small lizards, tortoises, frogs, salamanders, arachnids and more!

 


 

Grade 7
 

Food chains
Strand: Life Systems 
Meet the players that determine the energy flow within an ecosystems and discover the roles and interactions of producers, consumers and decomposers.  How is matter cycled within an environment? Discover what will happen if any part of the food chain is eliminated.

 

Keywords/Concepts: Ecosystems, communities, populations, consumers, producers, decomposers, energy flow

Number of animals seen: 6-8

Animals mays include: 1-3 primary consumers, 1-4 secondary consumers, 1-3 tertiary consumers 

 

Ecosystems and us
Strand: Life Systems 
What is an ecosystem? We will identify the components of an ecosystem, the natural and human factors that affect its balance and what we can do to protect the environment.

 

Keywords/Concepts: Ecosystems, biotic, abiotic, balance

Number of animals seen: 6-8

Animals mays include: rabbit, guinea pig, skinny pig, hedgehog, chinchilla, chicken, dove, small snakes, small lizards, tortoises, frogs, salamanders, arachnids and more!

 

 

 

 

Observing and working with animals firsthand can spark students' interest in science as well as a general respect for life while reinforcing key concepts as outlined in the K-7 science curriculum.

The basics

 
Group Size: One classroom at a time, 
max 25 students
 
Length: 60 minutes
 
All Classroom Presentations Include:
  • One presenter
  • One topic per session
  • Animal artifacts, visuals and touchables
  • An informational animal card for every student
 
 
Fees and costs

Costs per workshop start at $195 +HST for the first workshop and $80+HST for addition consecutive workshops. Any material fees are as indicated on the program description

 

Please following this link to learn more about our pricing and service range.

 

 

Important information

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Types of animals shown

The animal ambassadors brought to classroom presentations are smaller in size and comfortable in a more initamate classroom setting. Based on the topic and the week's schedule, animal ambassadors may vary between workshops.   

 

If the students are able to follow safety rules and interact gently and respectfully, most of these ambassadors can be touched or handled under supervision by the presenter during workshop.

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