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Spring 2021 – Virtual
After thoughtfully assessing community indicators and exploring options for spring 2021, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee's spring classes will remain virtual only. We are actively planning for a reimagined summer that will allow us to safely execute wonderful offerings at the Zoo again. The Conservation Education team cannot wait to welcome everyone back, and until then we hope to see you in our virtual offerings through ZooConnect!
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ZooConnect Virtual Classes
Chinchilla Cleo joins ZooConnect for the “Food Chains: Link by Link” program.
We are excited to offer you ZooConnect, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s virtual programming, striving to support our community while keeping parents, educators and learners connected to the Milwaukee County Zoo!
ZooConnect provides fun, interactive, standards-based programming through a variety of virtual K3-8 learning experiences ranging from single class offerings to live animal encounters. This age-appropriate virtual programming is designed to activate curiosity, expand knowledge and foster empathy for animals and the natural world.
Zoo Class Explore
Want to explore the Milwaukee County Zoo with us? Join one of your favorite Zoo teachers via Zoom for a 30-40 minute, exciting blend of interactive live experiences and high-quality pre-recorded videos about science, biology and conservation. Zoo Class Explore is a fun, standards-based class with a twist of entertainment that allows learners to connect with teachers, scientists, actors and Milwaukee County Zoo staff. Sign up and inspire your learners to have empathy for wildlife and take conservation action.
Zoo Class Live
Do you want real-time answers to your most pressing Zoo questions? Zoo Class Live allows just that – an approximately 25-minute livestream dialogue via Zoom with one of your favorite Zoo teachers and a featured animal ambassador. Your learners will engage in a thought-provoking experience about science, biology and conservation!
ZooConnect Offerings for Individual Households
Class descriptions, dates and times for virtual classes can be found below. Classes for April & May will be added soon. Check back here for updates! Note that dates and times listed below are subject to change based on demand. For the most current availability and to register for a class, click on “Book Virtual Classes” above.
Zoo Class Explore Options
By the Light of the Moon
How and why are certain animals active when the sun goes down? Discover the sleep cycles and adaptations of some of the Zoo's nocturnal and crepuscular residents.
1 p.m. | April 8
Buzzin’ Around the Zoo
With "Buzz" the bumblebee by our side, let’s go exploring to learn about some fascinating invertebrates that live at our Zoo. They may not have a backbone, but you won’t BEE-lieve their other unique body parts and how they use them to survive.
1 p.m. | May 6
Home Sweet Habitat
There’s no place like home. All animals have a habitat that provides what they need in order to survive. With "Tomas” the toucan by our side, let’s fly around the Zoo to explore some wild and wonderful habitats, and learn how these habitats meet the needs of the animals that live there.
9 a.m. | May 8
Food Chains: Link by Link
Every ecosystem has a chain of events that ensures each living creature has the food it needs to survive. Follow the path that energy takes and find out who's eating whom!
10 a.m. | May 8
Zoo Class Live
Animal Feature: Rabbit!
Hop hop hop! Want to meet a rabbit? Join us for this livestream class as we get up close and personal with one of our favorite animal ambassadors. Come prepared with all your questions about this fun mammal!
10 a.m. | April 7
Animal Feature: Box Turtle!
Do you love turtles as much as we do? Join us for this livestream class as we get up close and personal with one of our favorite animal ambassadors. Come prepared with all your questions about this reptile!
10 a.m. | April 28
Animal Feature: Chinchilla!
Have you ever met a chinchilla? Join us for this livestream class as we get up close and personal with one of our favorite animal ambassadors. Come prepared with all your questions about this super soft mammal!
10 a.m. | May 12
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