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Fall 2020

Spring 2021

UPDATE 9/15:
See below.

Education’s spring Zoo classes go on-sale November 2020.

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Fall 2020

We are excited to introduce ZooConnect, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s new virtual programming, striving to support our community while keeping educators and learners connected to the Milwaukee County Zoo!

ZooConnect provides fun and standards-based programming with a variety of virtual learning experiences ranging from single class offerings to live animal encounters. This age-appropriate virtual programming is designed for K-12 educators and learners 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 thirty-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 will allow 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 to get real-time answers to your most pressing Zoo questions? Zoo Class Live allows just that - an approximately twenty-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!

October ZooConnect Single Offerings

Zoo Class Live

Mystery Animal Spotlight | Ages 3-14

Will our mystery animal of the day be scaly, furry or feathered?  Join us for this livestream class as we get up close and personal with one of our many animal ambassadors such as a ball python, chinchilla or chicken!

Ages 3-5: Oct. 7 at 10 a.m.
Ages 6-9: Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.
Ages 10-11: Oct. 21 at 3 p.m.
Ages 12-14: Oct. 28 at 3 p.m.

Zoo Class Explore Options

Buzzin' Around the Zoo | Ages 4-8

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.

Ages 4-6: Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. & Oct. 22 at 1 p.m.
Ages 6-8: Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. & Oct. 26 at 10 a.m.

Channel Zoo News: Ecosystem Heroes | Ages 8-10

Breaking news! Did you know the Zoo has animals from many different ecosystems? Check out what makes each ecosystem unique as our Channel Zoo News crew gets the scoop live from the Zoo.

Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. & Oct. 19 at 3 p.m.

Decoding Biodiversity: Saving Endangered Species | Ages 10-14

Learn about biodiversity and endangered species from conservation scientists and zookeepers. Discover how endangered species are classified and how you can help them from the comfort of your own home. Finally, meet an endangered animal from Wisconsin, Sheldon, the ornate box turtle!

Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. & Oct. 29 at 1 p.m.

November and December offerings coming soon!

Looking for ZooConnect’s school offerings? Visit here.

Like what you see and want to support our mission?

If you are interested in learning more about how you can get involved in or support our programming, please visit our employment/internships page, our Zoo Pride page or our Society support page. We hope to see you soon!