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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 in early August to register for fall programs.

Format

Webinars are free, and registration is requested but not required. Webinars are hosted live via Zoom and are approximately 30 minutes long. Students will not be visible to the speaker and moderators, but they will be able to submit questions in writing through a Q&A. Teachers and families, please help students under the age of 13 join the webinar. You may be prompted to enter an attendee name and email. For the attendee's name, please use only the student's first name. For the email address, please enter an adult's email address.  

This webinar will be live captioned. If you need any additional services, please contact nzp-education@si.edu.

Size

Webinars are best enjoyed by students in grades 6-8, but are open to all on a first-come, first-served basis, with a program cap of 500 unique logins. 

To request a private webinar for your school or group, contact nzp-education@si.edu (special requests are not guaranteed). If you are seeking a private program for a class or group of 10-100 students, visit the school programs page for more information. 

Webinar Archive

Take a minute to let us know what you thought of the Wild Side of STEAM webinar series with this short survey.

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

Questions?

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