ZooChats are a creative solution for teachers that are short on time. Shorter in duration and more focused in scope than a ZooMobile presentation, ZooChats include a visit from one or two Animal Ambassadors, biofacts and high-quality nature interpretation. We can customize a ZooChat to most classroom topics.

ZooChats are a great way to introduce a life science topic, spark interest in a research or language arts project, or reward your students for a job well done.

Why you’ll love a ZooChat :

· Focused educational content provided by a professional zoo educator
· Live Animal Ambassadors bring out the natural inquiry skills in each child
· Tactile learning opportunities are introduced through the use of biofacts, such as skeletons or pelts
· Wide variety of topics and custom presentations available

Popular theme* choices include: 

          -Zoo Careers
          -Choosing Appropriate Pets
          -Slithery, Scaly, Snakes
          -Birds of Prey
          -Animal Armor
          -All About Amphibians
          -Marvelous Marsupials
          -Tortoise Talk
          -Endangered Species 101 

*All themes are adaptable to grades K-12.

Fees and Information:

  • Duration: 20 - 30 minutes
  • Maximum participation: 35 participants per session
  • Number of animals/artifacts: 1
  • Program Fee: $60 for the first presentation if presentation includes an animal. If the presentation only includes an artifact, the first presentation is $40. $40 for each additional, consecutive session of any type. Travel fees apply for all locations outside of Greater Lafayette. Book a 6+ visit package and receive a discount!

For more information on ZooChat presentations and other outreach options, please view the Educator's Guide to Programs and Field Trips.

Contact the Education Department to Book:

  • Phone: (765) 807-1540 
  • Email: zooeducation@lafayette.in.gov
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