Scientist and keeper in your classroom

We bring our scientists and keepers to you!

Join the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) online, from the comfort of your classroom or assembly hall, to give your secondary students the opportunity to meet a ZSL expert.  

These free interactive, online chats, are run during British Science Week and Biology Week each year. During the Skype call, ZSL experts will share their experiences and give your students the chance to ask their own questions.  

Digital Outreach sessions can be used to extend learning after a Zoo visit, or can be standalone sessions.

A ZSL scientist speaks to students via Skype

Scientist in your Classroom

Meet a ZSL scientist and hear about their experiences working in conservation science. Discussing topics such as the process of scientific investigation or how to develop a successful conservation initiative, there will be plenty of time for your students to ask their own questions.

This is an amazing opportunity to show your secondary students science in a real world context and explore careers in conservation science.    
You’ll be sent details about our scientists before you meet them, giving you and your students the chance to find out more about their research and plan what you would like to ask. 

Keeper in your Classroom

Meet one of ZSL’s dedicated keeper staff as they describe their role and the importance of good animal husbandry.  Discussing topics such as nutrition, veterinary care and enrichment, there will be plenty of time for your students to ask their own questions.  

This is an amazing opportunity to explore the role of zoos and discover more about careers in animal management and husbandry.

You’ll be sent details about our keepers before you meet them, giving you and your students the chance to find out more about their job and plan what you would like to ask. 

Equipment you will need for this session

  • A Skype account (If you do not use this in your classroom already, you can find out more about setting up a Skype account here)
  • An internet connection
  • Computer with microphone and speakers
  •  A webcam
  • Interactive White Board (or another way to display the Skype picture)

How to book

Our next available sessions will be taking place during Biology Week, 7th - 11th October 2019.  Further details on how to book will be posted on this page closer to the time. 

Alternatively, sign-up to our education e-newsletter and be notified as soon as bookings open.

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