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.

The centerpiece of each zipTrip is a live webcast featuring factual, unbiased scientific information presented in an entertaining way. Your students will be able to email questions during the show for the scientists to answer. And each trip includes supplementary online videos that feature the work of Purdue scientists.

There's nothing like Purdue zipTrips when it comes to introducing your students to cutting-edge research, scientific inquiry, and science careers. And best of all, it’s free!

Featured Trip: zipTrips: Dawn or Doom?

zipTrips: Dawn or Doom?

Learn About zipTrips: Dawn or Doom?

Can emerging technologies bring a new dawn of safety and insights to improve society? Can science and technology address issues of feeding a global population, climate change, and food safety without creating further problems? Are we on the brink of dawn…or doom? In this installment of Purdue zipTrips, we will be looking at research and technology addressing issues of food protecting the quality and supply of water, food safety and security, and benefits and risks of gene editing and modification in animals. Purdue scientists discuss the next generation of technology and research, and address the big-picture issues where both excitement and concern are appropriate responses.

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