Distance Learning

Distance Learning

Make online learning come alive through a distance learning Zoo experience! Zoo staff will lead participants through a thematic and interactive experience via Zoom. We will use observation skills while watching videos of Zoo animals and create opportunities for interaction with poll questions and the chat or Q&A feature.

Programs are offered year-round for people of all ages and are geared towards schools, daycare centers, preschools, nursing homes, adult day facilities, libraries, colleges, and more.

These programs meet  Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards and last 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Pricing:
– Preschool programs cost $95
– All other programs cost $110.

Programs are designed for groups of up to 30 participants.

If you are interested in scheduling a Distance Learning Program, click ‘Request’ below. If you are scheduling a program for a larger audience, please email education@senecazoo.org or call 585.336.7213. Dates requested must be at least three weeks in advance.

For more information about our procedures for virtual programs, please see our FAQs for virtual Zoo programs.

Available Programs

Preschool

Animal Movements

Get an up-close, personal look at how animals move. Preschoolers will hop, slither and crawl just like the animals that they meet.

Ask the Zoo

Do you have questions you would love to ask someone who works at a Zoo? Now you can! Zoo staff will provide a short presentation and answer your group’s questions via Zoom. Just submit your topic and questions one week prior to the program.

Grades K-2

Amazing Adaptations

Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations that help them and their species survive. In this program, learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way. Find out how human impact can affect survival.

Elephants & Biodiversity

Learn about biodiversity and how the roles of different African animals affect one another and their habitat.

Ask the Zoo

Do you have questions you would love to ask someone who works at a Zoo? Now you can! Zoo staff will provide a short presentation and answer your group’s questions via Zoom. Just submit your topic and questions one week prior to the program.

Virtual Animal Presentation

Meet some ambassador animals and see how they are uniquely adapted to their habitats. See animals up-close, ask questions, and feel connected to the Zoo.

Grades 3-5

Amazing Adaptations

Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations that help them and their species survive. In this program, learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way. Find out how human impact can affect survival.

Camera Traps for Conservation

Learn about and participate in a local wildlife conservation project using wildlife cameras placed around Rochester, NY. This program shows you what animals inhabit our city, why they are important, and how to identify wildlife from photos taken in this project.

Life in the Genesee

Discover the relationship between local waterways and the animals that live there. Observe a water sample from a local waterway and learn how to determine pollution levels based on the types of organisms that you see. Find out how you can take action with citizen science and help conserve local waterways.

Ask the Zoo

Do you have questions you would love to ask someone who works at a Zoo? Now you can! Zoo staff will provide a short presentation and answer your group’s questions via Zoom. Just submit your topic and questions one week prior to the program.

Virtual Animal Presentation

Meet some ambassador animals and see how they are uniquely adapted to their habitats. See animals up-close, ask questions, and feel connected to the Zoo.

Grades 6-8

Amazing Adaptations

Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations that help them and their species survive. In this program, learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way. Find out how human impact can affect survival. 

Camera Traps for Conservation

Learn about and participate in a local wildlife conservation project using wildlife cameras placed around Rochester, NY. This program shows you what animals inhabit our city, why they are important, and how to identify wildlife from photos taken in this project.

Life in the Genesee

Discover the relationship between local waterways and the animals that live there. Observe a water sample from a local waterway and learn how to determine pollution levels based on the types of organisms that you see. Find out how you can take action with citizen science and help conserve local waterways. 

Ask the Zoo

Do you have questions you would love to ask someone who works at a Zoo? Now you can! Zoo staff will provide a short presentation and answer your group’s questions via Zoom. Just submit your topic and questions one week prior to the program.

Virtual Animal Presentation

Meet some ambassador animals and see how they are uniquely adapted to their habitats. See animals up-close, ask questions, and feel connected to the Zoo.

Grades 9-12

Amazing Adaptations

Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations that help them and their species survive. In this program, learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way. Find out how human impact can affect survival. 

Camera Traps for Conservation

Learn about and participate in a local wildlife conservation project using wildlife cameras placed around Rochester, NY. This program shows you what animals inhabit our city, why they are important, and how to identify wildlife from photos taken in this project.

Life in the Genesee

Discover the relationship between local waterways and the animals that live there. Observe a water sample from a local waterway and learn how to determine pollution levels based on the types of organisms that you see. Find out how you can take action with citizen science and help conserve local waterways. 

Ask the Zoo

Do you have questions you would love to ask someone who works at a Zoo? Now you can! Zoo staff will provide a short presentation and answer your group’s questions via Zoom. Just submit your topic and questions one week prior to the program.

Virtual Animal Presentation

Meet some ambassador animals and see how they are uniquely adapted to their habitats. See animals up-close, ask questions, and feel connected to the Zoo.

Adults & Mixed Age Groups

Amazing Adaptations

Big or small, predator or prey, all animals have special adaptations that help them and their species survive. In this program, learn about what animals need to do to survive in their natural ranges and how their adaptations help them along the way. Find out how human impact can affect survival. 

Camera Traps for Conservation

Learn about and participate in a local wildlife conservation project using wildlife cameras placed around Rochester, NY. This program shows you what animals inhabit our city, why they are important, and how to identify wildlife from photos taken in this project.

Life in the Genesee

Discover the relationship between local waterways and the animals that live there. Observe a water sample from a local waterway and learn how to determine pollution levels based on the types of organisms that you see. Find out how you can take action with citizen science and help conserve local waterways. 

Ask the Zoo

Do you have questions you would love to ask someone who works at a Zoo? Now you can! Zoo staff will provide a short presentation and answer your group’s questions via Zoom. Just submit your topic and questions one week prior to the program.

Virtual Animal Presentation

Meet some ambassador animals and see how they are uniquely adapted to their habitats. See animals up-close, ask questions, and feel connected to the Zoo.