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Animal Kingdom

from Greenville Zoo

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Students will compare invertebrates and vertebrates with an emphasis on the five
vertebrate classes. We will illustrate
the basic features of each animal classification with supplemental live animal

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About This Program


By Request: $100.00

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45 minutes for 2nd-5th grade. 45-60 minutes for 6th-7th grade.

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

Our availability includes: Year round Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you would like a program outside of this time, please feel free to ask and we will see what we can do for you! Please reserve 3 weeks in advance when possible

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: In the event that a program must be canceled due to weather, technical issues, or other circumstances beyond the control of the Zoo or program recipient, the program may be rescheduled at a later date agreeable to both parties for no additional charge (dependent of availability). If cancellation occurs for any other reason than listed above, a cancellation fee will apply.

RESCHEDULING POLICY: In the event that a program needs to be rescheduled for any reason other than those listed above, then the Zoo must be notified at least three weeks before the date of the program. We do not reschedule inside the three weeks of the scheduled program date. A rescheduling fee will apply.

REFUND POLICY: Once registration is confirmed, the Greenville Zoo adheres to a no-refund, no-credit policy. If a program is canceled at any time for any reason other than those listed above, no refund or credit will be given. Substitution of another group of participants of the same age is permitted with prior notification given at least three weeks before the date of the program.

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Greenville Zoo

Greenville, SC
United States

The Greenville Zoo is a 14-acre facility featuring hundreds of wildlife from all over the world including giraffe, monkeys, giant tortoises and leopards. Join us on a wildlife adventure through the zoo’s beautifully landscaped acres filled with up close and personal views of its residents! Through engaging programs, educational events and animal exhibits, the Greenville Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience for the entire family that will keep you coming back all year long!

Kyra Thurow

Program Details


1. Understanding of the classification system (Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species)
2. Invertebrates groups are discussed and compared to cartoon characters.
3. The five major groups of vertebrates are identified and explained with biofacts and live animals.


1. Students will be able to differentiate between an invertebrate and vertebrate
2. Students will be able to provide some characteristics of invertebrates
3. Students will be able to provide characteristics for the following vertebrates: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.3: Life Science: The characteristics of organisms
NS.K.5-8.3: Life Science: Structure and Function of Living Systems & Diversity and Adaptations of Organisms

State Standards

Meets 2014 SC Science Academic Standards 2.L.5A, 2.L.5A.1, 4.L.5A.1, 6.L.4A, 6.L.4A.2, 6.L.4B.1, 6.L.4B.5
Meets 2005 SC Science Academic Standards 4-2.1, 6-3.1

Next Generation Science Standards:
2-LS4-1: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
3-LS3-2: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
3-LS4-2 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
4-LS1-1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
MS-LS1-4: From Molecules to Organisms: Stuctures and Processes

ISTE 1: Empowered Learner
STE 7: Global Collaborator
ISTE 6: Creative Communicator