Going Green

by  Greenville Zoo

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Discover the science of color with animals. This program focuses on animals that are green! From camouflage, mimicry, signaling, and attraction; the color green is pretty wild! Learn how you can go green with this unique education program.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $100.00
By Request: $100.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Homeschool/Family

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Program Delivery Mode

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

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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!

Maxene Van Damme

Program Details


1. Introduction and rules.
2. Why might animals want to be green?
3. What is Camouflage?
4. What is Mimicry?
5. Meet an animal who uses camouflage in the form of mimicry.
6. How does color indicate health in animals?
7. Meet an animal that is green who is younger and one who is older.
8. How do animals use color through signaling?
9. Meet an animal who uses green signaling.
10. How do animals use color to attract others?
11. Meet an animal who uses color to create attraction.
12. Time is allowed for questions and answers.


1. Students will be able to list at least two reasons animals may be green.
2. Students will understand that color is important for animals.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

LS3B 3-5 -- Variation of traits
LS3B K-2 -- Variation of traits
LS4B 3-5 -- Natural selection
LS4C 3-5 -- Adaptation
LS4C K-2 -- Adaptation