Grade 5 - Aquatic Birds: Built for Water

Spring: Up to 48 students (2 classes)
½ Day Program (2 hour program)
10:00am to 12:00 noon or 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Swans are the largest waterfowl in Canada, and their unique anatomy is what makes Swan Haven such an important rest stop for these magnificent birds. By exploring swan and bird anatomy, we will discover how Swan Haven is specially matched to the needs of waterfowl. In this half day program students will observe and record notes and drawings of swan anatomy using spotting scopes, experience the problems faced by migrating waterfowl through an interactive game and try to design and build the perfect bird beak in an engineering challenge. 

Teachers are responsible for bus transportation to and from Swan Haven.

Curriculum Connections:

  • Multicellular organisms have organ system that enable them to survive and interact within their environment
    • Digestive, musco-skeletal, respiratory
  • Machines are devices that transfer force and energy
    • Machines found in nature
  • Design, skills and technologies: Choice of technology and tools depend s on the task

How to Book

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

We will need the following information to make a booking:

  • Preferred dates:
  • Preferred time (morning or afternoon):
  • 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:
    • We can accept two classes (not exceeding 48 students)
  • Your mode of transportation to and from the Preserve (yellow bus, white 20-24 passenger bus, personal vehicles, etc):
  • Any special needs - especially mobility related disabilities (the more we know the better experience we can provide you):