Educator Resource Booklets - Curriculum-linked
Self-guided Tour Scripts
Download a self-guided tour script to help you use the Zoo animals and exhibits to teach important curriculum concepts and to connect your students with nature.
Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Program
Additional resources (e.g. posters, species identification guides, brochures) can be ordered by contacting the Adopt-A-Pond Coordinator at 416-392-5999 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Animal Fact Sheets
to find out more about our amazing animals.
Focusing on the water conservation and the aquatic ecosystems of the Great Lakes of North America and East Africa, these lesson plans have been developed with the intention of providing direct curriculum links to the Grade 7 Understanding Life Systems: Interactions within Ecosystems strand of The Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum.
– Learn more about at-risk species the Toronto Zoo is helping to save and protect
Why We Need Zoos
– TEDx Toronto Talk delivered by Dr. Gabriela Mastromonaco (Toronto Zoo Curator - Reproductive Programs & Research)
Great Big Story – On the Brink video clips:
Bat Research and Conservation
– Partners in Research Live Event.
Why do bats matter? What should you do if you find a bat? Watch to learn the answers!
Are you and your students interested in helping to protect plants, animals, and their environment?
to find out more about conservation projects the Toronto Zoo supports and learn how you can get involved.
Games, Pictures, Social Media, and Videos
– including Turtle Survival Challenge, Wolf Quest, Memory Games, and Puzzles
General Zoo Information
Check out these informative booklets that answer some of the most commonly asked Zoo questions.
Great Lakes and the Redside Dace
(Grades 1, 2, & 7)
The redside dace is a small fish that is classified as "threatened" in Southern Ontario. The Toronto Zoo and its partners are working hard to protect the redside dace and its aquatic habitat and raise awareness of its plight. The following lesson plans and activities were designed with the intention of providing direct curriculum links to the expectations outlined in the Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum.
Additional Great Lakes resources are available in English, French, Mandarin, and Panjabi (Punjabi) and can be ordered by contacting 416-392-6022 or emailing email@example.com
Turtle Island Conservation
Turtle Island Conservation is a conservation program that utilizes a First Nations cultural lens in the commitment to preserve water and the biodiversity of wetland creatures that inhabit these sacred spaces and places.
to download curriculum-linked Turtle Island Conservation Activity Guides.