Grades 7-12

A Plan for Survival
This interactive program will focus on how zoos are helping to preserve the animals that are rapidly vanishing from our planet. Students will be introduced to the Species Survival Plan that zoos have designed and utilize in their worldwide efforts to preserve species such as Siberian tigers, orangutans and black rhinos. (45 min.)

Biodiversity's Bounty
While exploring the interconnections of life on earth, we will focus both on the vital role of biodiversity in maintaining healthy eco-systems, and on the importance of conservation in preventing further biodiversity loss. (45 min.)

Zoo Life: A Behind the Scenes Look
Learn about the many careers available at the Zoo. Emphasis will be placed on animal related professions. This program is conducted September through April only with a minimum of 15 students and a maximum of 60 students. Fee: $10/student $150 minimum program charge(2 hrs.)

PPG Aquarium & Water's Edge Tour
Discover the diversity of water as you enjoy a personally guided tour of the PPG Aquarium and our Water's Edge exhibit. This program is conducted November through March only with a minimum of 15 students and a maximum of 30 students. Fee: $10/student $150 minimum program charge(90 min.)

Keeper Conversations
Ideal for 11th & 12th Grade students working on their senior projects!
Get a glimpse into the life of an animal keeper at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Click here for more information.