Scientist in your Classroom

A PhD student and a member of the ZSL Learning team Skype with school students.Join the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) live online, during British science week, and give your secondary school students the opportunity to meet a ZSL scientist via Zoom.  

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!)

During the video call, we'll share photos from the field, maps and images, to help prompt questions from your students and visually engage them.

Join us from the comfort of your classroom or assembly hall or, if necessary (depending on your circumstances), individually from home.

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. This will help you to get the most out of the session.

Read more about previous online sessions in our blog here.
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: PDF icon Code of Conduct at ZSL Online Events (90.41 KB)

Further information

Please contact if you have any queries.

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