Smithsonian National Zoological Park l Friends of the National Zoo



The National Zoo's Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia (formerly CRC), offers a selection of hands-on science programs designed to educate and inspire students about fundamental science, conservation and environmental issues.

Founded on current SCBI research, these programs allow students to "become the scientist" by applying the same scientific methods and procedures used by our scientists.

Outreach programs are correlated with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Science, and are 55 minutes long in order to fit within a standard class period. These programs are offered to counties surrounding the SCBI and include Clarke, Frederick, Loudoun, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Warren, Winchester (City of). We are unable to deliver programs outside these counties.

We will not offer school outreach programs for the 2014-2015 school year. Please check back next school year!