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Aqua-Links and Great Lakes Programs

Introducing… Your Great Lakes!


This video introduces Canadian students to the North American Great Lakes. It is a resource that complements the Toronto Zoo’s new Great Lakes Teaching and Learning Resource, which provides introductory facts for all audiences.


For more information about Aqua-Links and Great Lakes Outreach Programs or to make a booking, please call 416-392-6022 or email aqualinks@torontozoo.ca or greatlakes@torontozoo.ca.

Aqua-Links


Grade Level:

7

Price:

FREE

Program Length:

6 months

Format:

In-class visits by Zoo biologist throughout the program term

Language:

English and French

Location:

School/classroom- access to desk(s), power, sink is required

Capacity:

A limited number of classrooms are accepted into the program each year.

Notes:

This is a Zoo staff-led program.
Please book early, as program space is limited.

Aqua-Links is an exciting conservation program offered by the Toronto Zoo that not only gives students a hands-on experience raising Atlantic salmon, a locally endangered fish species, in the classroom, but also connects students in Ontario with students and biologists in Uganda to discuss water conservation. Beginning in January, students raise and monitor Atlantic salmon fry in their classroom and then from late May to early June, students take part in the release of the small fry into local waterways. All necessary equipment is provided.



Great Lakes Program - Keeping our Great Lakes Great!


Curriculum-linked & interactive in-class presentations delivered across Ontario!

Grade Level:

1, 2, 4, 6, 7, & 11

Price:

FREE

Program Length:

40-60 minutes

Format:

Interactive presentation with biofacts and question/answer session

Language:

English and French

Location:

School auditorium or classroom
Program is delivered to schools across Ontario

Capacity:

Variable - classroom or auditorium presentations are available

Notes:

This is a Zoo staff-led program.
Please book early as programs fill up quickly.

Grades 1 & 2


Discover our local fish species, including their basic needs, functions, and importance

Grade 4


Explore the role of fish in the habitats and communities of the Great Lakes ecosystem

Grade 6


Investigate the impact of humans on biodiversity in the Great Lakes

Grade 7


Explore the importance of natural water resources and maintaining healthy aquatic ecosystems

Grade 11


Examine the diversity of living things and water quality in urban settings

A great way to engage your students in local conservation efforts!




Inquiry-based Great Lakes Teaching & Learning Resource (Grade 8)


This exciting inquiry-based learning resource introduces students to the North American Great Lakes and aims to foster a better understanding of the role they play as stewards for their preservation. This teaching and learning resource has been developed to meet curriculum expectations of the grade 8 Water Systems unit of the Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum (2007).
Great Lakes Teaching & Learning Resource website
Student Workbook
Teacher’s Guide
Case Scenario 1 – Missing
Case Scenario 2 – The Green Machine

Click here to download other free Great Lakes and Aqua-Links resources.









"As always, your [Aqua-Links] presentations were of the highest quality and it was remarkable for our Grade 7 students to spend some time with you. ... I continue to believe that this is the absolute best, ecology-based, student-friendly presentation on the state of our environment and what we can all do to assist in making our world a more eco-friendly place to live."
- Huttonville Public School