At the Calgary Zoo, we believe in a brighter future - a future where people live and prosper in harmony with nature. Inspiring and educating the next generation of conservation heroes is key to continuing the work that will make a significant, meaningful and positive impact.

Our hands-on, multi-faceted, interactive learning sparks children's imagination and unlocks creativity. It promotes citizenship, leadership and empowers young adults to find their constructive voice and make a difference in their school and community.

Your gift will allow an underserved school in Calgary the opportunity to participate in Conservation Champions Action Pack Program. Students and teachers involved in this program have committed to spend an entire year on a conservation education field study with the zoo. This program includes:

  • Two days at the zoo (Fall and Spring classes) engaged in conservation training

  • One virtual safari with our distance learning program

  • Creation of a conservation project based on the interest of the students

  • Opportunity to share their project with the community at the annual Conservation Champions Festival

Our programs not only teach young people the importance of animal conservation but also create leaders as they incorporate community conservation initiatives into their school and communities.


Text KIDS180 to 30333 to donate $10. 
Shaw Communications will match every text donation made on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to a total of $150,000. 

Online donations can also be made below


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