Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Classroom Chats
Grades K – 12

Are you ready to explore the animal kingdom from the comfort of your classroom? Our zoo web chats connect your class with our knowledgeable animal care staff and allow your students to ask all their burning questions about their favorite animals.

During the chats, you’ll have the opportunity to see and learn about a variety of species, from the majestic Amur tigers and graceful giraffes to colorful amphibians and fascinating birds. Our animal care specialists will provide insights into the behaviors, habits and characteristics of these intriguing animals and share their own personal experiences working with them. But that’s not all! In addition to learning about the animals, you’ll also have the chance to see them up close and personal through live video feeds from areas of their habitats most guests don’t get to see. This is a truly immersive experience that your students won’t forget. Join us for our virtual zoo web chats and discover the magic of the animal kingdom at the Detroit Zoo.

Virtual Learning Labs
PK – 12

Virtual Learning Labs explore science concepts and skills, while sharing information about the animals the DZS cares for during a live, interactive session. Programs include a virtual visit to a habitat at the Detroit Zoo, an opportunity to interact with DZS staff, and a math or literacy activity. We are able to accommodate all classrooms’ learning settings; we understand that plans change from moment to moment. The 45-minute sessions are held weekdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MIddle, High School, College & Life-long learners

Conservation conversations are an innovative way to connect people with the natural world and raise awareness about conservation efforts at the Detroit zoo and globally. These chats bring together experts in the field, environmentalists, and members of the public to discuss pressing conservation issues, share information and insights, and explore ways to work together to protect our planet. Whether you’re an avid nature lover, a concerned citizen, or a student studying conservation, virtual conservation chats provide a unique opportunity to learn from experts and engage in meaningful dialogue about important environmental topics. Join the conversation and make a difference for our planet!