Zoo School has created opportunities for generations of students, teachers and parents, to build connections with animals, by allowing them to come swimming, crawling, running and flying, out of their text books and story books and into real life. Each week is personalized to meet the needs of the students and teachers involved, whether that be building the science vocabulary for new immigrants to Canada and helping them to become familiar with our local flora and fauna or exploring life at the zoo for our penguin population and linking it to ocean health, our goal is to bring the curriculum to life and to improve the environmental literacy of our younger generations. Most importantly, by having students watch, learn and wonder about an animal for a week through regular observations and listening to experts, it provides them with a window into its life, prompting them to feel empathy and concern for other living things. As the natural world continues to shrink around us, there is no other time in the history of this program when it has been as relevant as it is today. Hopefully it will continue to have a profound and lasting impact on our students, building the conservationists of our future.
Zoo School can be part of your year. Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are due April 14, 2021. See the CCOM website for more information.