Domestication of Animals Gr. 1-3
Themes: Responsibility, Wild vs. Domesticated Animals, Animal Body Language, Working Animals, Historical Value of Animals, History of Domestication and Human Impact on Animal Life.
This program explores the domestication of companion animals and how they have come to share our homes. Students will explore the similarities and differences between our pets and their domestic ancestors. Students will create a timeline through an interactive activity and examine the history of animal domestication, the care and needs of animals and the responsibility humans have for our domesticated species. Also included are animal body language and the roles animals play today compared to their historical roles. Alberta Learning Curriculum Connections
Reptiles and Amphibians Gr. 3 and Gr. 5 (Live Animal Visitor!)
Themes: Life Cycles, Wetlands, Wild vs. Domestic Animals, Conservation, Respect, Compassion, Empathy, Exotic Pets, Human Ecological Impacts, Native vs. Invasive Species, Exotic Animal Care and Ownership and Needs of Exotic Animals.
Yes, the slimy and scaly creatures need attention too! With the recent popularity of reptiles and amphibians in the pet trade it is important both adults and children understand the ins and outs of exotic animal ownership and care. This program educates students on the difference between wild and domestic animals, showcases the various reptiles and amphibians found in Alberta, and examines popular reptiles in the pet trade today. We take a look at the needs of these unique creatures and some of the conservation efforts and laws that are out there to protect the wild populations. This presentation includes biofacts and a live animal guest. Alberta Learning Curriculum Connections
"Don't Feed The Bears!" Gr. 3-6
Themes: Conservation, Citizenship, Compassion, Respect, Global and Community Responsibility, Wildlife Hazards, Safety, Community Involvement, Web of Life and Human Ecological Impacts
"Throw a treat to bring him closer to the camera!" What REALLY happens when you feed wild animals? Examine what happens when humans and wildlife collide. Respect, rights and responsibility are the 3 R's of animal welfare. Using case studies and engaging activities students explore the needs of living things and learn about the importance of acting humanely towards all living creatures, both wild and domestic. Various issues will be discussed with an emphasis on co-existing with wildlife in urban areas. Alberta Learning Curriculum Connections
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