Conservation Central
Conservation Central is an award-winning online habitat education program that helps kids learn about the importance of conservation and the challenges faced in preserving temperate-forest habitats through curricula and activities that incorporate actual research conducted by Zoo scientists. Conservation Central is sponsored by Fujifilm, our partner in conservation education. link tomore

Curriculum Guides
These classroom guides help you and your students investigate scientific themes ranging from animals and habitats to conservation and research. Guides contain background information and interdisciplinary activities. link  tomore

Migratory Bird Activities
The Migratory Bird Center offers a songbird kit for classrooms, fact sheets and articles on bird migration and conservation, publications, and educational games. link tomore

Online Resources for Educators and Students
The website has animal fact sheets, live web cams, links to other educations sites, photo galleries, articles from our magazine, and other resources for the classroom. link tomore

Wildlife Explorer Kits
These kits include activities, real animal artifacts, books, games, videos, and a teacher's guide. Themes include migratory songbirds, coverings, reptiles, giant pandas, the wildlife trade, and more. link tomore

Biodiversity Monitoring Project
Zoo scientists and educators are building long-term partnerships with schools and school districts to support student inquiry activities using Smithsonian biodiversity monitoring protocols and methods. The project focuses on planning, training, and capacity building. link tomore

Bridging the Americas
This program is a cross-cultural environmental education program that links elementary school classes in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., with classes in Latin America and the Caribbean through an exchange of art work and letters focusing on Neotropical migratory birds. link tomore

Columbia Heights Community Science Workshop
This Washington, D.C., program is staffed by Smithsonian scientists and is designed to inspire local students about science and conservation. link tomore

CRC School Outreach Program
The Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia, schedules classroom visits that use hands-on activities to educate and inspire students about science, conservation, and the environment. link tomore

Can't find the information you're looking for?
Stop in and see us. The FONZ education offices are located in the Zoo's Visitor Center and are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call us at 202.633.4455 or email us for more information.

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