We Built a Zoo

by  Greenville Zoo

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We Built a Zoo takes
an in depth look at the process of creating a high quality exhibit at a zoo.
This program will discuss how quality exhibit design meets the needs of
animals, staff, and visitors at the same time. 

Program Rating

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About This Program


Point to Point: $100.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Problem Solving, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

Booking Information

Our availability includes: Year round Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. 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 2 weeks in advance when possible.

Sorry, this program is not currently available. To inquire about future availability, please contact Greenville Zoo

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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 on 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.

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!

Zoo Education

Program Details


1. Define an exhibit (within the context of a modern zoo)
2. Discuss the basic and complex needs of animals (within the context of exhibit design)
3. Discuss the needs of staff and visitors at the zoo (within the context of exhibit design)
4. Design an exhibit throughout the duration of the presentation (for youngest audiences)


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. Identify the three main stakeholders of zoo exhibit design (animals, staff, visitors).
2. Describe and categorize the basic and complex needs of animals in human care.
3. Appraise animal exhibits and evaluate if they meet the needs of the animals within.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NS.K-4.3: Life Science: Organisms and environments
NS.5.8.3: Life Science: Populations and Ecosystems & Diversity and adaptations of organisms
NS.9.12.3: Behavior of organisms

State Standards

• Meets South Carolina 2014 Science Academic
o 5.S.1, 6.S.1, 7.S.1, 8.S.1: The student will use the science and engineering practices, including the processes and skills of scientific inquiry, to develop understandings of science content.
o 5.L.4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of relationships among biotic and abiotic factors within terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
o 6.L.4B.4 Obtain and communicate information to compare and classify innate and learned behaviors in animals.
o 8.E.6B.2 Obtain and communicate information to support claims that natural and human-made factors can contribute to the extinction of species.

K-ESS2-2: Earth's Systems
3-5-ETS1-2: Engineering Design
HS-ETS1-2: Engineering Design

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