2012-13 Honorable Mention

Content Provider: Greenville Zoo

Type of Organization
Science Center/Zoo
Providing Distance Learning Programs Since
Contact Information
Kyra Thurow
150 Cleveland Park Drive

Greenville, SC 29601
United States
Video Clip
About the Content Provider
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!
Program Delivery Mode
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...),, Zoom
Programs are available
Primary Disciplines addressed through programs
Career Education, Sciences, Curriculum, Standards,
Here's what others are saying about our programs
content went perfect with the Project Based Learning we were about to implement. It really got the
students pumped up about their project. It follows perfectly with SC standards
and my students loved it. They are still talking about it a week later. It
went perfectly with the standards and kept the students engaged. It fired them
up about the PBL we were starting and worked perfectly as an entry level event.
It gave them base knowledge they are using for the project."

loved when she went out to the exhibit. Students are making an exhibit so they
gained a lot of knowledge about how to make it work for class 1 animals. It
also helped them realize that zookeepers do have to enter exhibits for more
than just feeding that cleaning is also necessary."

program pumped them up. They were ecstatic about starting their project." 

"It was wonderful.
It is fast paced, but Kyra stayed on point and kept the students involved. They
loved going from the learning room to the exhibit."

students enjoyed seeing the live animals."

"I was able to fact
check myself as the science instruction planner for my grade level. I really
enjoyed the additional facts and animals adaptations/features Kyra included in
her presentation!"

like the connections that are made with the kid show Spongebob to teach the
invertebrates. Of course the kids love seeing the animals introduced as the
vertebrates group is discussed."

were so engaged and interested that we didn't want the program to end."

really enjoyed learning about the different animals. I learned new vocabulary
and facts about the various animal groups. Supplemented what I already knew so
I can better teach my students."

thought the program was fantastic. The program followed our standards and it
was a great introduction for my students. The presenter did a wonderful job
connecting the material to the students and engaging the students by connecting
the material to their interests (SpongeBob). The presenter answered the
students questions thoroughly. She provided specific feedback to my students in
regards to their answers and if a student answered incorrectly, she encouraged
them and led them to the correct answer or thanked them and gave them feedback
about why their answer was on the right track, but not correct."

liked the "hands on" and real world exposure to the animals and
learning. It brought the content to life for my students."
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