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What happens to a seal who has a toothache? How does an orangutan get a checkup? Join our team of veterinarians to explore how animals go to the doctor, just like us!  Learn more.

Students are invited to actively participate using polls, Q&A and chat to hosts. Audio and video are disabled in this webinar-style program. Please note that views of live animals are not guaranteed.

Date: Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (ET)

Access: Program includes live captioning and American sign language (ASL) interpretation

Language: English with live Spanish translation. 

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45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Homeschool/Family

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

No Maximum

Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Sciences, STEM

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Booking Information

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Participants may cancel at any time. Recording will be available on the Zoo's website for those who cannot attend live.

About This Provider

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Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute

Washington, DC
United States

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology
Institute (NZCBI) leads the Smithsonian’s global effort to save species, better
understand ecosystems, and train future generations of conservationists.

We seek to develop a passionate global community that
celebrates their connection to nature, takes meaningful action to protect it,
and inspires others to do the same.

NZCBI Education

Program Details


Programs take place on Zoom in webinar format. Individual participants’ audio and video will be disabled, but students can actively participate using polls, Q&A and chat to hosts. Program includes live captioning, American sign language (ASL) interpretation, and will be recorded and posted on our website.
ASL TIP: If you would like to see the ASL interpreter, we recommend joining on a computer instead of a phone or tablet so the interpreter will be visible the entire time.


Students will:
- meet a veterinarian
- compare animal and human check-ups
- learn how Zoos care for animals

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS1B 3-5 -- Growth and development of organisms
LS1B K-2 -- Growth and development of organisms