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Online Resources for Educators and Students

Conservation Central

Conservation Central is an award-winning online habitat education program that helps kids learn about the importance of conservation and the challenges faced in preserving temperate-forest habitats through curricula and activities that incorporate actual research conducted by Zoo scientists. more

Smithsonian Biodiversity in the Classroom

Teach your upper elementary students (grades 3-6) science and math skills and concepts with outdoor activities and classroom lessons using real-life examples from Smithsonian biodiversity research. Each lesson is an inquiry-based outdoor activity that engages students in meaningful explorations of the natural world. Students build critical thinking skills as they analyze data and draw conclusions from their investigations. more

Animal Fact Sheets

Learn about our exhibits, the wonderful species in our collection, and our science and conservation efforts in the wild and at the Zoo, through animal fact sheets. more

Animal Web Cams

Observe Zoo animals from your home or classroom! Web cams bring you closer to naked mole-rats, tigers, giant pandas, Amazon fish, and more. more

Photo Gallery

Compelling images of the National Zoo's animals and their wild relatives are displayed in the Zoo's online photo galleries. more