Animal & Nature Awareness - Infant/Pre-school

 

Amazing Animal Abilities

Touch a tortoise, tickle a bunny and ruffle some birds? feathers. Each week of this program will explore a different theme: super speed, shells & spikes, and flight! It?s a social and discovery time for both your child and you. This course includes admission into the zoo each week before or after your program.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-4 Sep 10 - Sep 24 9:30am - 10:30am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
571119
Available Jul-20-2016
Instructor: introduced in class
2-4 Nov 10 - Nov 24 10:00am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
571120
Available Jul-20-2016
Instructor: introduced in class

Animal Senses

Discover the world through the eyes of an animal! Join us for a series of hands-on an exciting experiences as we learn about a new sense every week. Let?s learn about animals with a great sense of smell, hearing, and eyesight! We?ll see and touch a variety of animals and try out some fun games. This course includes admission into the zoo each week before or after your program.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
1-2 Sep 15 - Sep 29 9:30am - 10:15am Valley Zoo Child
$45.00
571117
Available Jul-20-2016
Instructor: introduced in class
1-2 Nov 12 - Nov 26 10:30am - 11:15am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
571118
Available Jul-20-2016
Instructor: introduced in class

Christmas Around the World

Enjoy the wonders of the holiday season as you travel through the pyramids and learn about traditions from around the world. See and smell different plants associated with Christmas - cinnamon, rosemary, frankincense and myrrh. Top off this exciting program with a holiday craft and pot a plant to take home. Program fee includes one adult and child admission. Adult attendance is required. We kindly ask unregistered siblings not attend if at all possible.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Dec 2 - Dec 2 10:30am - 12:30pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$25.00
572162
Available Jul-20-2016
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Dec 16 - Dec 16 10:30am - 12:30pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$25.00
572163
Available Jul-20-2016
Instructor: introduced in class

Cool Carnivores

Discover which of our carnivores love the cold! We?ll visit the tigers, seals, arctic foxes and more, to learn how they survive the winter. On the way we?ll practice leaping like snow leopards and hopping like hares. We?ll examine carnivore teeth and fur, and meet a couple of our small carnivores up close. Adults joining the participating child should be prepared to take part in the activities.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Nov 27 - Nov 27 1:00pm - 2:30pm Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
571113
Available Jul-20-2016
Instructor: introduced in class

Dinosaur Adventures

Did dinosaurs live in Edmonton? Which dinosaur had the longest teeth? How big were dinosaurs? We'll have more excitement than even a T. rex could handle as we learn through play and answer these questions and many more! For even more fun, we'll become paleontologists, examine real dinosaur fossils, find our own toy dinosaurs, and even do some dinosaur dancing! All children attending must register and be accompanied by an adult.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Jul 29 - Jul 29 10:00am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
566180
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Jul 29 - Jul 29 1:00pm - 2:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
570656
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Sep 27 - Sep 27 10:00am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
571165
Available Jul-20-2016
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Nov 17 - Nov 17 10:00am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$30.00
571166
Available Jul-20-2016
Instructor: introduced in class

Frogs and Logs

Leap into a frog's life as we search for what they eat, where they like to hide, and discover how they blend into their world. We'll make our very own frog hat, meet a little froggy friend, and even see if he's hungry! All children attending must register and be accompanied by an adult.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Jul 5 - Jul 5 10:00am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$25.00
566191
Instructor: introduced in class

Jurassic Journey

Take a step back in time and search for dino-sized plants on your journey through the pyramids. We'll touch trees dinosaurs ate for dinner, do some dinosaur dancing, and even make our own leaf fossils to take home! The Feature Pyramid will have a dinosaur-themed show to explore, too. You'll top off this program by planting a dino-riffic plant to care for yourself. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We kindly ask unregistered siblings not attend.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Jul 24 - Jul 24 1:00pm - 3:00pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$26.00
566187
Instructor: introduced in class
3-5 Aug 21 - Aug 21 1:00pm - 3:00pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$26.00
566188
Instructor: introduced in class

Ladybugs & Friends

Join us to learn more about our little spotted friends and how beneficial bugs help our gardens grow. We?ll play games, make a ladybug craft, and take home a plant that we pot ourselves! We?ll even help the conservatory?s plants stay healthy by releasing some beneficial insects. Program fee includes one adult and child admission. Adult attendance is required. We kindly ask unregistered siblings not attend if at all possible.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Oct 5 - Oct 5 10:30am - 12:30pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$25.00
572161
Available Jul-20-2016
Instructor: introduced in class

Leaf To It!

We?ll leave no leaf unturned as we discover the beauty of leaves in the fall. In this active and interactive program for adults with their little ones, we?ll read a story about a leaf, pretend we are leaves, create our own leaf masterpieces, and even meet a new friend that hibernates under leaves all winter!

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
1-4 Oct 4 - Oct 4 10:00am - 11:30am John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$25.00
571167
Available Jul-20-2016
Instructor: introduced in class

Little Boo at the Zoo

Come celebrate Halloween at the Zoo! We?ll visit some creatures that come out at night, and meet a few critters up close. Bring your favourite costume and join us on our Halloween adventure! Adults joining the participating child should be prepared to take part in the activities.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
2-5 Oct 30 - Oct 30 9:30am - 11:00am Valley Zoo Child
$28.00
571116
Available Jul-20-2016
Instructor: introduced in class

My Pet Rock

Have your kids been begging you for a pet? How about a pet rock; the pet that leads to creativity, imagination, and fun! Join us in finding, naming, and decorating your very own pet rock. We'll explore the trails around the Nature Centre, read a story about choosing the best pet rock, play games, and even take a picture with you and your new family member! All children attending must register and be accompanied by an adult.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Aug 25 - Aug 25 1:00pm - 2:30pm John Janzen Nature Centre Child
$20.00
566185
Instructor: introduced in class

Tasty Treats

Where do bananas come from? What foods grow in the desert? Join us on a hunt through Muttart for delicious fruits and sample a buffet of tasty treats that come from plants growing under our pyramids. Top off your exciting morning by potting an edible plant to take home. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We kindly ask unregistered siblings not attend.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

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Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
3-5 Aug 10 - Aug 10 1:00pm - 3:00pm Muttart Conservatory Child
$26.00
566186
Instructor: introduced in class