Living With Nature Distance Learning Events
Living with Nature is our free distance learning event series available to schools and home school groups. Each event features a different topic (see below for the academic year 2020-2021 topics) and they will be broadcasted live. Students and teachers can submit questions during the event, for our experts to answer.
What do you need to know about the events?
- The series has been designed with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study in mind for grades 6th -12th.
- Each event is 30-minutes in length. Participate live or watch the recording at a later date.
- There are pre- and post- activities related to each event available for teachers to use in their classes.
- You must preregister for the event. This year we are using Zoom for registration, so unfortunately you must register for each event individually.
- Animal Behavior and Biology (e.g., animal healthcare including x-rays and ostrich training) - Wednesday October 28, 2020 (To register)
- International Conservation (e.g., wildlife tracking and giraffe conservation) - Wednesday November 18, 2020 (To register)
- Regional Conservation (e.g., the North Carolina Zoo's regional lands, amphibians) - Wednesday February 24, 2021 (To register)
- Green Practices (e.g., pollinator gardens and up-cycling) - Wednesday April 28, 2021 (To register)
Finally, we want these events to work for you and your class. They have been designed to be flexible and interactive. Here are some suggestions of how you can use them with your class(es).
- Participate in the live online event and/or watch the recorded event at a later date.
- Choose to only participate in some of the pre-/post-activities.
- Use the video library to supplement your class.
Many of the videos from our Untamed Science collection support our Living with Nature Series by giving you additional information on projects discussed or similarly related topics. These videos are all ~5-minutes in length. They can be used to broaden a lesson with the distance learning event or can be used separately on their own.
For questions or further information email SchoolPrograms@nczoo.org.
Videos for Past Events Available on the Event Page:
- International Wildlife Conservation - March 25, 2020
- Green Practices - February 12, 2020
- Animal Behavior & Biology 2019 - October 23, 2019
- North America Wildlife Conservation - September 18, 2019
- Green Practices at the North Carolina Zoo - January 23, 2019
- North Carolina Wildlife Conservation - February 27, 2019
- International Wildlife Conservation - March 26, 2019
- Animal Behavior & Biology - May 7, 2019