This Biology Week, we can bring ZSL's scientists and keepers 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, are run during Biology Week (October) and British Science Week (March) each year. We give your students the opportunity to meet ZSL scientists, exploring careers in biological and conservation research.  Our experts share their experiences and insights, and give your students the chance to ask their own questions.

Bookings now open

Sessions are up to 30 minutes long and are now bookable for 17, 18 and 19 October 2023. Bookings will close on Thursday 12 October. 

One session can accommodate up to 90 students across a maximum of three classrooms, or students may join from individual devices. A maximum of three sessions may be booked per school across the three days. (Please note any bookings exceeding this limit will be cancelled). 

Each session will be run via Microsoft Teams into a classroom. No other platforms are available. If students are calling in individually (e.g. from home), it is the responsibility of the facilitating teacher at school to adjust the settings on Teams accordingly to ensure students' personal details are not shared. 

Once your ticket has been booked, we will send you further information about the scientist your class will be meeting, so that your students can prepare their questions in advance.

Scientists in your classroom session at a school
Scientist in your classroom

Meet a Scientist

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!)

Equipment you will need for this session

  • The necessary permissions to access Teams in your classroom or via remote learning with your class
  • An internet connection
  • Computer with microphone and speakers
  • A webcam
  • Interactive White Board (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

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