Virtual visits around the Zoo on a variety of topics hosted by Explore by the Seat of Your Pants, with supporting resources/activities to extend student learning.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

🍎 9:30am – Pre-school & Kindergarten – Exploring the Zoo for patterns such as colours, groups, and shapes
Virtual Worksheet

🍎 10:00 – Primary – Exploring Animal Senses and the Needs of Living Things and other curriculum-related content
Virtual Worksheet

🍎 11:00am – Primary Bi-Lingual (French/English) – Exploring the Needs of Living Things – Focus on the Redside Dace
Virtual Worksheet English
Feuille de travail virtuelle en français

🍎 12:00pm – Junior / Intermediate – Exploring Biodiversity and Habitats and other curriculum-related content
Virtual Worksheet

🍎 1:00pm – Junior / Intermediate Bi-Lingual (French/English) – Exploring Aquatic Biodiversity of the Great Lakes
Virtual Worksheet English
Feuille de travail virtuelle en français

Tune in on YouTube HERE.

Worksheets coming soon! These sessions will be available on the Zoo's YouTube channel after the live broadcast.


Previous LIVE Tours with Extended Learning Resources Below:


🍎 Primary (Grades K-3) – life cycles and other curriculum-related content
Virtual Worksheet


🍎 Junior – habitats, biodiversity, and other curriculum-related content
Virtual Worksheet


🍎 Intermediate/Senior – conservation science, zoo careers, and other curriculum-related content.
Virtual Worksheet


The Blanding's Turtle

June 11 - With Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants.

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Adopt-A-Pond website - Blanding’s turtle head-start program
Adopt-A-Pond website - Ontario Turtle Tally
Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy Spring Into Conservation Initiative

Explorons les Grands Lacs (This is a bonus program, and is in french!)

June 10 - With Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants.

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Aqua-Links page
Conservation program’s page

World Oceans Day/Canadian Rivers Day

June 9 - With Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants.

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Ocean Wise, Seafood Education Kit
Aqua-Links page
Conservation program’s page

Bats Pt 2 - The Echo

June 4 - With Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants.

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Bats- Public Online Resources


Grandfather Teachings

May 28 - With Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Turtle Island Conservation website

Animals and their sounds

May 26 - With Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Test your ability to hear sounds at home

Turtles and their shells

May 21 - With Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Turtle Island Conservation website
Adopt-A-Pond website
Evolution of the Turtle Shell Youtube video
Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy Spring Into Conservation Initiative

The Salmon Release

May 19 - With Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Aqua-Links
The Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program

Bats Part One

May 14 - With Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Toronto Zoo Bats: www.torontozoo.com/bats
Neighbourhood Bat Watch Citizen Science Project: www.batwatch.ca
Bat Diaries series: Toronto Zoo YouTube page

Day of Action Against Litter

May 12 - With Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Great Lakes Program - A GUIDE TO SCRAPPING LITTER
Great Lakes Program - Follow Us!

Zoo Crews in African Savanna

May 7 – In our African Savanna with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Animal Life Cycles in Australasia

May 5 – In our Australasia Pavilion with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Wildlife Health Center "The Hidden Zoo"

April 30 – In our Wildlife Health Center with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Wildlife Health Center
Top Trumps Cards

Animal Camouflage in Americas

April 28 – In our Americas Pavilion with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Animal Camouflage Resources

Animal Relationships

April 23 - Our greater one-horned rhino with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants.

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Animal Relationships

Animal Coverings in Rainforest

April 21 - Our African Rainforest Pavilion with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants.

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Animal Coverings and Classification

Habitats in Indo-Malaya

April 16 - Our Indo-Malaya Pavilion with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Indo-Malaya Habitats

Animal Movement Through Water (in Americas)

April 14 - Our Americas Pavilion with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Water Movement Activities

Diversity of Habitats in the Americas Pavilion

April 9 - Our Americas Pavilion with Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Diversity of Habitats in the Americas Pavilion

Carnivore Digestion

Tuesday, April 7 - Our Amur tigers and Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Carnivore Digestion Home Resources

How Do Animals Sleep?

Thursday, April 2 - African Rainforest pavilion with Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
How do Animals Sleep?
Sleeping Styles
Sleep Log

Animal Movement

Tuesday, March 31 - Our Australasia Pavilion with Exploring by the Seat of your Pants

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Animal Movement (on the Ground)
Animal Yoga Positions

Seasonal Change

Thursday March 26 - In our Tundra Trek with Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants.

Plus, follow along with these resources:
Seasonal Change Home Resources

Animal Digestion

Tuesday, March 24 - Our Masai Giraffes with Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants.

Plus, extend your learning with these resources:
Animal Digestion Home Resources
Digestion Fun Facts
Digestion Puzzle Pieces