Grade 2 - Surviving Winter

Fall/Winter Season: Up to 26 students (1 class)
½ Day Program (2 1/2 hour program)
9:00am to 11:30am or 12:00pm to 2:30pm


This half-day program explores life cycle strategies employed by Yukon species to deal with a harsh northern winter. Through guided observation, activities and hands-on props, students will explore challenges and solutions to surviving winter in the Yukon. 

Teachers are responsible for Bus/transportation:

  • To and from the Yukon Wildlife Preserve;
  • First 15 minutes after scheduled arrival time;
  • Last 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Curriculum Connections: 
  • Science: life cycle strategies of Yukon species in winter (hide, survive, avoid)
  • Science: the water cycle and winter in the Yukon
  • Science: hypothesizing, make/record observations, discuss/compare
  • Social Studies: how Yukoners have adapted to winter in the north.

How to Book

To make a booking call Jake at 456-7400 or email info@yukonwildlife.ca 

We will need the following information to make a booking:

  • Your school;
  • Teacher Name(s) (if more than one class is coming, we'll need contacts for each class);
  • Email addresses (if different from the standard firstname.lastname@yesnet.yk.ca);
  • Grade(s) and class sizes:
    • In fall/winter we can take groups of up to 26 children; 
  • Your mode of transportation to and from the Preserve (yellow bus, white 20-24 passenger bus, personal vehicles, etc);
  • The dates and times you are interested in;
  • Any special needs - especially mobility related disabilities (the more we know the better experience we can provide you).

We also ask that teachers facilitate parents/guardians signing a photo-release waiver for the trip: YWP Photo Waiver - School Program.pdf