FIELD TRIPS

DISCOVER THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ANIMALS

Book A School Field Trip At the Greater Vancouver Zoo

Wondering how to meet your British Columbia Ministry of Education curriculum and standards? Be here with your class of students at the Greater Vancouver Zoo and let your student’s curiosity come alive by taking part in our field trip program. All educational programs at the Greater Vancouver Zoo are designed to help you meet the British Columbia Ministry of Education curriculum and standards.

SCHOOL RATES
Child (3-17 years) / Senior (65+)

$11.03/person

Adult Admission (18-64)

$12.60/person

Educational Program

$3.15/student (in addition to admission)

CONTACT US

Phone:

604-856-6825 ex. 28

Email:

edu(_AT_)gvzoo.com

Why choose a Field Trip at GVZoo?

  • Enjoy special school rates and flexible options: Explore alone or relax while our specialist education team runs a learning program and takes students on a guided walking tour
  • Tailored learning experiences for students from Preschool to University
  • Experience lunch in our scenic picnic area and enjoy add-on educational activities such as crafts and scavenger hunts to ensure your students have a day to remember

Types of Educational Field Trip Programs

You may already have your field trip agenda when you book with us, and in this case, we're happy to accommodate your day of learning. But, here are some programs we have worked with other educational classrooms on that you may want to consider. Each of these programs can be tailored to your class. Let us know which one when you book and we will follow up and work with you.

YOU AND THE ZOO

Preschool-Grade 1; ESL Level / Aussi disponible en français

Full of fun facts, this is an overview of some of the animals at the Greater Vancouver Zoo. Through observation and questioning, students will learn about animal characteristics, the needs of animals and how these needs are met by their environment. This program also introduces the concept of adaptations and the impact of seasonal changes on living things.

CONSERVATION AND ENDANGERED SPECIES

Preschool-University / Aussi disponible en français

Learn about the Western Painted Turtle, Oregon Spotted Frog, and Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly recovery programs at the Greater Vancouver Zoo and how we’re making a difference.Explore the role of students, accredited zoos, and conservation organizations in protecting species that are threatened with extinction. Students will also learn about the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species and its significance.

ANIMAL CLASSIFICATIONS

Grade 11+

Students will dive into the world of classification using various examples of the kingdom Animalia here at the zoo. Our knowledgeable zoo staff will describe and demonstrate how scientists use internal and external features to distinguish and classify animals.

AMAZING ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS

Grade 1+ / Aussi disponible en français

Students will use their observation skills to make connections between animals, their unique adaptations and the strategies that facilitate survival, including the impact of seasonal changes, in their different habitats. This program also highlights animal senses and the basic structures and functions of animal body systems.

LIFE CYCLES

Grade 2+

By observing a variety of wildlife, students will learn that all living things have life cycles adapted to their environment and life history path. This program will highlight the importance of life cycles in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

THE WEB OF LIFE

Grade 3+ / Aussi disponible en français

Through examination of an ecosystem, students will learn the importance of biodiversity, how animals interact with their environment, and competition within food webs.

ANIMAL SUPER SENSES

Grade 4+

Students will explore various animals and how they use their senses in response to their environment. We will highlight the importance of these adaptations to survival, and how they are connected to all other living things within their ecosystem. This program also discusses how different biomes impact animal responses.

ANIMAL ORGANS AT WORK

Grade 5+

Students will learn how the various body systems function within the animal kingdom and how they have become specialized to best suit the various needs of wildlife.

OUTREACH

We'll bring the zoo right to your classroom! We have several educational presentations to choose from. Students of all ages will have fun while learning something new.

PLAN A FIELD TRIP

You can plan your field trip your way. Come on your own and explore the zoo or sign up for a guided tour to enhance your experience.

TEACHER RESOURCES

Fun and creative ways to teach about the animal kingdom. We aim to help teachers inspire their students!

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