Due to COVID-19, Education Programs are temporarily unavailable. Please check our website for updates.
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 behaviors help it survive in its environment?
- Animal Classifications—How do animals vary in their traits? How do scientists use these variations to classify animals?
- Animal Habitats—What are the characteristics of various habitats on Earth? What are the unique characteristics of the animals that inhabit those habitats?
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.
- Reservations for videoconferences must be made at least three weeks in advance.
- Videoconferences can be conducted on Mondays 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.