We bring ZSL's scientists to you!

Join us online from your classroom, and give your secondary school students the opportunity to meet a ZSL expert, free of charge. 

These free, interactive, online chats run during Biology Week (October) and British Science Week (March) each year. We give your students the opportunity to meet experts from the Zoological Society of London, exploring careers in biological and conservation science.  Our scientists share their experiences and insights, and give your students the chance to ask their own questions.

Our next sessions are scheduled for Biology Week in October 2024. A link will become visible on this page once bookings are available.

For further information, please email us at [email protected]. To be first in line to hear more about our upcoming events and activities, you can also sign up for our Education mailing list.

Further information

One online session can accommodate up to 90 students across a maximum of three classrooms. A maximum of three sessions may be booked per school across the date range. (Please note any bookings exceeding this limit will be cancelled).

A key component of these sessions is the opportunity for your students to ask their own questions and ask what is important to them (whether that be careers advice, questions about conservation or whether fieldwork is as glamorous as it looks on TV!). Once you have made your booking, we will send you further information about the scientist your class will be meeting, so that your students can prepare their questions in advance.

Equipment you will need for this session

  • The necessary permissions to access a Microsoft Teams link in your classroom
  • An internet connection
  • Computer with microphone and speakers
  • A webcam
  • Interactive White Board or projector (or another way to display the picture in a classroom setting)

Please ensure you read our Code of Conduct for online events before attending the event: 

Code of Conduct at ZSL Online EventS

Learning at the Zoo

Take your learning out of the classroom and into the wild

Educational trips to London Zoo

Everything you need to book an educational visit to London Zoo

Learn about working for wildlife

Careers Talks, Courses and Events