A New Way of Learning – The FUN of Virtual Learning

This past year has come with many changes. And many of these changes were seen in terms of how kids are learning. Distance and Virtual Learning wasn’t even a term most of us parents were familiar with one year ago and now we know the ins and outs of a Google Classroom, logging on to Zoom Rooms and making sure your child is on mute before we ask them to sit up in their chair!

We at Pacific Animal Productions have also joined in the distance and virtual learning world and — WE LOVE IT! It will not replace being able to see, smell and meet an animal eye to eye but it has had some very big pluses! We have started teaching on an online platform called Outschool that connects learners to topic based classes. Through this, we have been able to reach kids from all across the country and even the world!

Another positive plus for us is it has allowed us to flex our creative muscles, in more ways than one. People consume online content generally more often than in person experiences, so we were challenged with coming up with new ways to teach about our animal friends. With that we have created a Draw & Learn series. Learn about an animal all while drawing a simple picture of it, while viewing the real life animal as a reference. Kids can use the creative side of their brain while also exercising the other by learning how the eyes of a chameleon move, or why they change colors as they color their bright Chameleon too.

If this past year has taught us another thing is that we never know what the future may look like (we sure didn’t imagine this) but we so hope we can continue meeting and teaching new friends virtually!

See all of our Virtual Animal Programs and also find our Draw and Learn All About Sloths, All About Birds of Prey and All About Owls as well as our newest WILD about Disney on Outschool.

Virtual Learning Class

Written by Jennifer – Wildlife Educator & Mom of 2


Now days more than ever it feels that the Holidays are just filled with more and more stuff! We are coming to realize that sometimes the gift of experiences can have a longer impression and leave lasting memories a lot longer than any toy or game can.
Also we are in a time period where kids are feeling a greater disconnect from the natural world around them. It’s important to take time away from the indoors and screens and re-connect them with the gigantic world that surrounds them!
That’s our goal here at Pacific Animal Productions, to connect people to not only amazing animals but the natural world that surrounds us. If we aren’t aware of all the awesomeness that is found on this Earth and only on this Earth than what a waste! We are missing out on discovering, learning and appreciating the many habitats and animals that share the planet with us!
One way we are able to create a truly special connection is with our Zooprize parties! Yes, we present it in a fun, memorable way to help celebrate no matter your age, but it comes down to creating that connection, educating and hopefully sparking curiosity and action.
Click the  button below to check out  some of our animal ambassadors in action as they got to hang around with Jenny from CBS 8 Morning Extra to share about our Zooprize Parties. And next time you’re in need of a gift, think of giving an experience that will last a lifetime. And make it a true Zooprize!