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Genetics and the Modern Zoo

from Greenville Zoo

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Students will explore the topic of genetics in
reference to captive animals in a zoo setting. Specifically, students will investigate the roles of the Species
Survival Plan, or SSPs, in modern zoos today. Students will also explore why the knowledge of genetics is important
for the conservation and preservation of wild populations.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $100.00


Any audience that books five programs at the same time can book a sixth for free (buy five get one free).

A purchase order or full payment must be received three weeks after the date of the program.

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Length

45-60 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:

30

Maximum participants:

5


Primary Disciplines

Sciences


Program Delivery Mode

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



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).

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.

About This Provider

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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!

Contact:
Kyra Thurow
kthurow@greenvillesc.gov
8644674850

Program Details

Format

1. Definition of key terms
2. Brief discussion of genetics
3. Discussion of importance of the study of genetics and captive animal populations
4. Discussion of SSPs in the zoo setting
5. Discussion of importance of the study of genetics and wild animal populations

Objectives

1. Students will gain a better understanding of the role of genetics in the modern zoo.
2. Students will gain a better understanding of the application of genetics in a real world setting

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.9-12.3: Life Science: Biological evolution & Molecular basis of heredity LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
LS3.B: Variation of Traits

State Standards

South Carolina Science
B-4 (2005 Standard)
H.B.4 (2014 Standard)

NGSS:
MS-LS1-5: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
MS-LS3-1: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
HS-LS1-1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
HS-LS4-1 & 2: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

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