The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, offers a selection of hands-on programs designed to educate and inspire students about fundamental science, conservation and environmental issues. Students learn how SCBI staff are involved in groundbreaking scientific research pertaining to the conservation of ecosystems and endangered species locally, regionally and globally.
Outreach programs are correlated with the Virginia Standards of Learning. No live animals are included.
SCBI outreach programs are available to schools in Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick (including the city of Winchester), Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren counties. We are unable to accommodate requests outside of these counties at this time.
Multiple classes may experience the program during one school day. All programs are based on availability, and submitting the form alone does not guarantee your reservation. Your program is not reserved until you receive a confirmation email.
The program cost is $20 per class program plus $1 per mile based on a one-way trip from SCBI headquarters in Front Royal, Virginia to your school. Discounts for schools with Title I status and schools within Warren County, Virginia, apply.
Please contact Friends of the National Zoo's Education Office at SCBI with any questions.