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We Built a Zoo

from Greenville Zoo

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Have you ever
wondered what goes into building an exhibit at the zoo? Join us as we explore
all the topics that we take into consideration when we build an exhibit. We
will even take a trip to see how we transformed an elephant exhibit into an
anteater and rhea exhibit!

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About This Program


Point to Point: $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 by three weeks after the program date.

Each teacher will receive pre and post activities via email confirmation of the requested program


30 minutes for K-5, 45-60 minutes for 6-12

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

Sciences, Problem Solving

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

All program times will be processed in Eastern Standard Time. 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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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

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.

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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. Define habitat and the importance of food, water, and shelter
2. Define what a zoo is and what their purpose is
3. Discuss different aspects of an exhibit for animals, keepers, and visitors using live animal presentations
4. Take a trip to an exhibit at the zoo!


1. Students will be able to understand what animals need to survive and how that relates to a zoo.
2. Students will be able to name at least three important aspects for building an exhibit at a zoo.
3. Students will understand that exhibits are built to match the needs of the animal, keeper, and visitor.

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