Spark your students’ interest in science and the natural world. You can take your students behind the scenes at Shedd—without leaving your classroom! Educators can also discover fun activities and standards-aligned curricula exploring animal rescues and underwater beauty.
Live from Behind the Scenes
Take your grade K-8 students behind the scenes into Shedd’s animal hospital, shark or penguin habitats—without leaving your school! Through our Live from Behind the Scenes program, Shedd experts, from trainers to veterinarians, and animals will make a virtual visit to your classroom for a live 50-minute interactive experience. Each session is unique because it is happening in real time as Shedd’s experts do their daily work — with your students alongside them.
Virtual Field Trip Programs
Labs at Your School
New this year. Have Shedd Educators come to your school to facilitate a Learning Lab program. These programs are available three days a week: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays! They can accommodate up to 30 students and are from 50 - 60 minutes (timing can be adapted based on the school's bell schedule). Up to 4 programs can be scheduled in a single day.
Clubs and Curricula
Wild Reef teacher and student guides cover topics of ecology, evolution and the relationships between organisms.
Rivers are home to a great diversity of plant and animal life. In these lessons, student will explore adaptations that make animals well-suited to rivers.
Science Tech Trek Post-Trip Lessons
These lessons are meant to be facilitated by a teacher in the classroom after the class completed a Science Tech Trek program during their field trip to Shedd. Science Tech Trek Summaries from each tablet will be emailed to the primary teacher after the program is complete.