Bring The Zoo Into Your Home! 

The Staten Island Zoo is offering virtual programs every week perfect for homeschooled students and those participating in remote learning. 

Every Wednesday from 12pm – 12:45pm.

$10 per registration

Zoom registration link will be included on your receipt confirmation. Access link will be sent immediately following your Zoom registration.

Please note, this program was designed for individual students, and cannot be purchased for entire classes.  If you would like to book a program for your class, please see our Virtual School Program offerings


April 7th: Food Web Fun

This class is an introduction to the parts of a habitat and the way plants and animals function.  We will introduce the concept of a food web and meet producers, consumers, and decomposers through an engaging animal presentation.

Recommended Grade Bands: Pre-K – 2nd Grade

April 14th: Expedition Rainforest

Investigate tropical rainforests layer by layer and discover what makes this habitat such an important part of global health.  The incredible biodiversity and animal adaptations found in a rainforest are an important part of this class.  Our Zoo Educator will present three animals that call the rainforest home and participate in a Q&A session with the students.

Recommended Grade Bands: 3rd Grade – 5th Grade

April 21st: Adaptations

Adaptations are developed over time and help animals survive and reproduce.  This class will focus on the amazing adaptations that animals employ when eating, defending themselves, moving from place to place, and more. Our Zoo Educator will present three animals with unique physical & behavioral adaptations, and participate in a Q&A session with the students.

Recommended Grade Bands: 6th Grade – 8th Grade

May 5th: It’s Alive!

In this class, we will explore four characteristics of all living things:  eating, breathing, growing, and reproducing.  Meet our animals up close and learn how growing and changing is different for every animal.

Recommended Grade Bands: Pre-k – 2nd Grade

May 12th: African Adventure 

From lush rainforests to the driest desert, and savannahs in between, the African continent offers a variety of ecosystems and animals.  Meet our African zoo animals and learn the unique adaptations that help them survive and thrive in their habitat.

Recommended Grade Bands: 3rd Grade – 5th Grade

May 19th: Predator vs. Prey

The predator/prey relationship is one of the most important in the natural world.  It drives natural selection and is what all animals depend upon to live.  Join the zoo as we look at the adaptations and strategies that animals have to survive in their habitat.  You will see animals from the zoo’s collection that demonstrate predator and prey characteristics.

Recommended Grade Bands: 6th Grade – 8th Grade

June 2nd: Food Web Fun

This class is an introduction to the parts of a habitat and the way plants and animals function.  We will introduce the concept of a food web and meet producers, consumers, and decomposers through an engaging animal presentation.

Recommended Grade Bands: Pre-K – 2nd Grade

June 9th: Exploring Ecosystems

We will follow the flow of energy from the sun through all parts of an ecosystem and eventually back into the environment through decomposition. Different components of an ecosystem will be modeled by a food web and animal presentations. We will also study some human impact of these systems.

Recommended Grade Bands: 3rd Grade – 5th Grade

June 16th: Reptile Roundup

In this class we will take an in-depth look at what makes a reptile a reptile, the most important role they play in ecosystems, and the adaptations that have allowed them to succeed for over 300 million years. We will meet several species of reptile and discuss the features that all reptiles have in common.

Recommended Grade Bands: 6th Grade – 8th Grade

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