Exploring Conservation Science


2023-2024 School Year

Welcome to Exploring Conservation Science

Thank you for your interest in scheduling an Exploring Conservation Science (ECS) field trip with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance's Community Engagement Team. 

We are excited to bring your students into our Conservation Education Lab at the Beckman Center where we cater to middle-school, high-school, and undergraduate level students. 


This site is provided to ensure that you and your group are prepared for your upcoming field trip. Please read through each page thoroughly using the table of contents or the tabs at the top to make navigation easier.


If you have any additional questions that cannot be answered here, 

please contact conservationeducation@sdzwa.org



Join our notification list

Don't want to miss out on when field trips open? You can join our NOTIFICATION LIST and we will send you the booking link when we open our field trips to the public. You DO NOT need to fill out this form if you are a Teacher Workshop Alumni or if you have signed up and attended a field trip in the last two years.  Be sure to add conservationeducation@sdzwa.org to your email contacts list to avoid our emails being sent to spam/junk. (Please note this is NOT the same form as the WAITLIST which is used to be notified of any field trip cancellations.)

When do field trips open for the school year?

*Please note that reservation confirmation forms for SPRING field trips will be sent out AFTER winter break, so please be patient but do let us know if you do not have a reservation confirmation 3 weeks BEFORE your field trip.

 We will send out emails to notify you once they are open. We recommend you already have several dates or weeks in mind that will work for your students as potential field trips so you can be ready as soon as you get our email to book your reservation. If you are not getting our emails, please read and follow the NOTIFICATION instructions above. 

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