What is zipTrips?

Purdue zipTrips are virtual electronic field trips that bring Purdue University scientists into your classroom. Through the wonders of technology, students interactively visit labs, greenhouses, aquaculture facilities, Discovery Park, the veterinary school, and other amazing places that are off limits to your students even in a real-life field trip. Teachers are strongly encouraged to register to zipTrips if you plan on using them in the class room and also see all of our other K-12 programs.



zipTrip Videos Featuring FNR


It's a Gene Thing

​It's all about DNA! In this zipTrip, learn how Purdue scientists are studying the building blocks of life. Wildlife geneticists Dr. Andrew DeWoody and Dr. Rod Williams explain their work with a focus on salamander studies.


The Gene Team - Dr. Marisol Sepulveda

This zipTrip highlights Dr. Marisol Sepulveda and her team's work in molecular genetics. At the Aquaculture Research Lab and out in the field, they research DNA at a molecular level by studying DNA copies, mutations, and how genes are turned on and off.


A Week of Scientists -- Brian MacGowan

Scientists work in areas you might have not even thought of! Not every scientist works in a traditional laboratory. Meet Brian MacGowan, who studies animals in their natural habitat. His lab is the great outdoors...from the deep woods to your back yard!


Salamander Parentage Case

This video clip features Purdue Wildlife scientist Dr. Rod Williams as he introduces students to his salamander parentage research. The video is featured in the 'It's a Gene Thing!' Purdue zipTrip.


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