Videoconferences are available with San Diego Zoo educators on a variety of topics. Animal presentations by our education staff can cover several animal and conservation subjects, including:
- Animal adaptations—How do an animal's body parts and habits help it survive in its environment?
- Animal classifications—What is a bird, mammal, reptile, or insect?
- Endangered Species—What factors are threatening wild animals and plants? What can you do to help?
The science content of these presentation topics is most appropriate for school groups in grades kindergarten through six. All can be adapted for family audiences at non-school events. All videoconference programs originate from our Zoo classroom, and include animals from our animal ambassador collection. Animal ambassadors include a variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world that can be handled by Zoo educators and brought to our classroom for an up-close look on camera. The videoconference program includes a 30- to 45-minute presentation. We have the ability to do IP videoconference format (H.323) only. Reservations for videoconferences must be made at least three weeks in advance. Videoconferences can be conducted on Tuesdays through Thursdays, beginning no earlier than 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time. The program fee is $129 per session. Maximum audience is 60 students. To make a reservation or for more information, please call 619-557-3963, Mondays–Fridays, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.