Virtual Classroom Programs
Learn about the wonders of nature with Audubon Nature Institute’s Classroom Programs!
Currently, all Classroom Programs are offered virtually over Zoom. Audubon Nature Institute values the accessibility virtual programs offer and we look forward to offering on-site opportunities in the future.
Ideal for classrooms, homeschoolers, and other small-group settings, each 45-minute program includes interaction with Audubon educators and special visits with up to three ambassador animals live at Audubon Zoo. These programs feature science topics aligned with Louisiana State Science Standards and are specifically designed for K-12 classrooms.
Programs are available Mondays – Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please book at least three weeks in advance as availability is limited and reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis.
Questions? Contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (504) 212-5378.
*Please note – we are unable to deliver assembly style programs at this time.
Virtual Program Offerings
- $100 per program
- Free for Louisiana Title 1 Schools*
- Maximum of 35 participants
- 45 minute presentation
- Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Meet up to three animals
*Thanks to the generous support of Chevron, Title 1 schools in Louisiana are eligible for the following program discounts for the 2022-2023 school year. This includes up to one(1) free visit to each K-12th classroom. Schools with Title 1 Targeted Assistance Programs will receive a 10% discount.
Audubon’s Virtual Education Programs are delivered using the Zoom meeting platform. Instructions on how to access the program will be provided after your program is booked.
- Reliable internet access
- A computer, tablet, or mobile device with a webcam, microphone, and speakers
- The computer/mobile device must be able to support either the Zoom video conferencing app or desktop client (no individual login or account required). For further system requirements, visit the Zoom help center here.
(K – 2ND GRADE)
Explore the world of animal coverings, coats, skins, and more with animal ambassadors from Audubon Zoo! This program is designed to meet K-2nd grade science standards.
Mississippi River Story
(9TH – 12TH GRADE)
Learn how the Mississippi River shapes the land and the impacts it has on our ecosystem and daily lives.
Oh, The Things They Eat!
(3RD – 5TH GRADE)
Learn about the different roles animals play in a food chain with animal ambassadors from Audubon Zoo! This program is designed to meet 3rd-5th grade science standards.
(9TH – 12TH GRADE)
Learn how wetland ecosystems impact coastal communities and discover local conservation groups and their efforts.
(6TH – 8TH GRADE)
Discover the rich ecosystem of Louisiana and learn about the interdependence of native plants, animals, and humans with animal ambassadors from Audubon Zoo!This program is designed to meet 6th-8th grade science standards.
Thanks to Chevron for supporting Audubon's Virtual Programs.
"My students absolutely LOVED the program. It was so nice to have something to break up the monotony of our usual online learning format. They were highly engaged throughout the presentation and many of them emailed me afterward to thank me for scheduling it and to ask to do more things like this. They learned a lot about the animals and many talked to me about how it connects to their career goals.”
-Teacher, Kipp Frederick A. Douglass High School
"It was GREAT and we are VERY grateful for the experience. THANK YOU!!!”
-Teacher, J.J. Audubon Elementary
"Great experience, I am hoping we can do it again. My students were so engaged and haven't stopped talking about it. This is a great program.”
-Teacher, Thomas Elementary School
Enrich your trip to the zoo by bringing our "Activity Backpack". Each backpack includes activities to do at the zoo and can be finished at home.
BIRDS LOUISIANA ANIMALS MAMMALS REPTILES
Additional Learning Resources
Educational resources for learning about bugs are available for educators and parents at HarrysBigAdventure.com.
Harry’s Big Adventure is an interactive and educational website developed by Terminix and Audubon Nature Institute to share the wonderful world of insects and the impact they have on the natural world across the nation.