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Zoo Webinars

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Upcoming Webinars

Thank you for your interest in the Zoo's webinars. We have concluded all scheduled programs for the 2020/2021 school season. Please check back this summer to register for fall programs.

Webinar Archive

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Meet Zoo web developer, Mohammed, and then try coding using the October Wild Side Wrap-up activity.

Original Air Date: Oct. 9, 2020

Meet Zoo media producer, Roshan, and then try using his B-roll videos to tell your own story in the December Wild Side Wrap-up activity.

Original Air Date: Dec. 4, 2020

Join Juan Rodriguez on a virtual field trip to meet and learn about clouded leopards!

Original Air Date: January 13, 2021.

Join Kyle Miller from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on a virtual field trip to meet lizards at the Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center!

Original Air Date: January 27, 2021.

Meet Zoo veterinary pathologist, Kali, and then compare slides of normal and abnormal tissue samples in the March Wild Side Wrap-up activity.

Original Air Date: Mar. 5, 2021

Learn how animal care staff at SCBI care for black-footed ferrets. Then hear from SCBI ecologists who are working in the field to conserve many species in the American Great Plains.

Original Air Date: Apr. 22, 2021 

Meet avian ecologist, Ruth, and hear how she studies migratory birds and partners with coffee and cocoa farms across Latin America.

Original Air Date: May 7, 2021

Meet Zoo veterinary technician, Jessica. Then, try a virtual animal exam in the November Wild Side Wrap-up activity.

Original Air Date: Nov. 6, 2020

Meet Zoo population biologist, Kate, and then try finding the best animal matches in the January Wild Side Wrap-up activity.

Original Air Date: Jan. 8, 2021

Meet landscape architect, Matt, and then design an animal habitat in the February Wild Side Wrap-up activity.

Original Air Date: Feb. 5, 2021

Join Thomas Wippenbeck on a virtual field trip to the Zoo’s Amazonia Science Gallery, where he manages and keeps several tanks of live corals!

Original Air Date: January 22, 2021.

Meet Zoo horticulturist, Tina, and hear all about her career in caring for plants.

Original Air Date: Apr. 2, 2021

In this backyard bird banding webinar, bird ecologist Brian Evans demonstrates how scientists band birds and explains how we can make habitats more bird friendly.

Original Air Date: May 5, 2021


Contact the Zoo's Center for Learning Innovation at nzp-education@si.edu.