Zoo School


Zoo School



Zoo School provides teachers and students with in-depth exposure to both local and global plants and animals. Through hands on experiences and interactions with experts, students can become emotionally engaged with the conservation issues facing our planet.

Ideas for inspiration could include:

  • Investigating the diversity of life on the planet
  • Engaging in environmental issues and taking action
  • Exploring the roles of zoos
  • Connecting with the diverse wildlife and eco-regions of Canada

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Dan Gregorash

Interim Zoo School Coordinator

Daniel has been an educator in many different capacities for the last 20 years. He has worked at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Fort Edmonton Park, the Assiniboine Zoo, Dinosaur Provincial Park, Marine Life West Edmonton Mall, the Edmonton Valley Zoo, and Elements Society. He was also a full-time math and physics teacher. Though the roles and locations have varied, Daniel has always been passionate about bringing learning to life and finding ways to make connections with learners of all ages

Email: DanielG@calgaryzoo.com

Andrea Robinson

Zoo School Coordinator 

With an Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation/Parks and Tourism/BSc (Biology), along with a Teaching Diploma from the University of Waikato in New Zealand, accompanied by numerous travel experiences, Andrea brings a worldly perspective to her role. She has been a classroom teacher, working primarily with First Nations, as well as an informal educator for over a decade. Having a life-long love of wild places and wild things, Andrea believes that by connecting students and teachers to the natural world in profound ways, we can create a future where nature conservation is paramount in all of us.

Phone: 403.232.9393
Email: andrear@calgaryzoo.com

Christine Song

Zoo Ambassador

Christine joined the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo’s conservation education team in March. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Environmental Science and, prior, graduated from the University of Calgary with a B.Sc. in Ecology and Zoology and a B.Sc. in Anthropology. For her master’s, she studied biodiversity conservation and specialized in research and data analysis. Christine is passionate about biodiversity conservation, environmental education, and has experience developing educational programming for youth. She is eager to connect with youth and inspire them to take action in conservation.

Email: christines@calgaryzoo.com​​​​