Scientist in your classroom

A ZSL scientist speaks to students via SkypeWe bring our scientists and keepers to you!

Join the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) live online, from your classroom or from home, and give your secondary school students the opportunity to meet a ZSL expert.  

These free interactive, online chats, are run during Biology Week (October) and British Science Week (March) each year.

Our early career scientists will describe their experiences working in conservation science, discussing topics such as the process of scientific investigation or how the decisions they've made (which subjects to study, what work experience is necessary) have helped to get them to this point.

A key component of these sessions is the opportunity for your students to ask their own questions and ask what is important to them (whether that be careers advice, questions about conservation or whether fieldwork is as glamorous as it looks on TV!)


Equipment you will need for this session

  • The necessary permissions to access Zoom in your classroom or via remote learning with your class
  • An internet connection
  • Computer with microphone and speakers
  • A webcam
  • Interactive White Board (or another way to display the picture in a classroom setting)
Please ensure you read our Code of Conduct for online events before attending the event: 
  Code of Conduct at ZSL Online Events (90.41 KB)


Biology week scientist session will be available between Tuesday 4 and Thursday 6 October 2022.
Book now
Sessions are available for schools and also home educated families.

Read more about previous online sessions in our blog here.


For further information

A group of students sit in their classroom, engaging with a ZSL scientist via Teams.
Secondary school students meet a ZSL scientist