Ask a scientist 

Join ZSL live online, from your classroom, and allow your secondary school students to meet a ZSL expert.  

These free interactive, online chats, are run during Biology Week (October) and British Science Week (March) each year.

Our scientists will describe their experiences working in conservation science, discussing topics such as the process of scientific investigation or how the decisions they've made (which subjects to study, what work experience is necessary) have helped to get them to this point.

A key component of these sessions is the opportunity for your students to ask their own questions and ask what is important to them (whether that be careers advice, questions about conservation or whether fieldwork is as glamorous as it looks on TV!)


Sessions are up to 30 minutes long and will take between Monday 11th and Friday 15th March 2024.  

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One session can accommodate up to 90 students across a maximum of three classrooms. A maximum of three sessions may be booked per school across the week. (Please note any bookings exceeding this limit will be cancelled). 

Each session will be run via Microsoft Teams into a classroom. No other platforms are available. 

Once your ticket has been booked, we will send you further information about the scientist your class will be meeting, so that your students can prepare their questions in advance.

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ZSL scientists meeting digitally meeting students

Preparing for your scientist Q&A

Equipment you will need for this session

  • The necessary permissions to access a Microsoft Teams link in your classroom
  • An internet connection
  • Computer with microphone and speakers
  • A webcam
  • Interactive White Board or Projector
Please ensure you read our Code of Conduct and Risk Assessment for online events before attending the event. 

Risk Assessment and Code of Conduct