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? 2017

zipTrips: Dawn or Doom? 2017

Learn About zipTrips: Dawn or Doom? 2017

Can emerging technologies bring a new dawn of safety and insights to improve society? Can science and technology address issues of climate change and feeding a global population, make living on Mars feasible, and advance human health 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 advanced plant phonemics, how this technology helps make growing food in space possible, and how lessons learned in this process can apply to human and animal health. 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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