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Greenville Zoo

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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!

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Programs by Greenville Zoo

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About Animals

We will explore the animal basics: their habitats, their needs, and characteristics. We also cover what makes an animal a pet, wild, or farm animal.

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Animal Kingdom

Students will compare invertebrates and vertebrates with an emphasis on the five vertebrate classes. We will illustrate the basic features of each animal classification with supplemental live animal presentations.

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Animal Locomotion

Students will explore how animals move. Children will meet animals and explore their many movements: walking, crawling, hopping, flying, and more! They will even try some of the moves themselves.

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Animal Senses

How do snakes hear without ears? Why do owls have to turn their heads so far to see? Students investigate puzzling questions like these through hands-on activities.

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Careers with Animals

Have you ever wondered what kind of jobs there are in the sciences? Join us and a professional in a unique science field for one experience or several to see the wide array of careers in the science world and talk one on one with professionals...

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Chain of Life

Students learn about producers, consumers, decomposers, and scavengers and how they all work together in a chain of life. Students will also explore how interconnected all life is!

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Design Your Own Program

Can't find a program that fits your needs? Let us design one for you!

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Discovering Habitats

Join us as we explore what makes and animal's home special for them. From sandy deserts to the tops of rain forests, we will discover some interesting things about these places and investigate how animals survive in their specific habitat.

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Everybody Needs a Home

Nests, burrows, a pile of rocks…every animal needs a home, but how do they find one? Meet some of the education animals, see some real animal homes and find out how living things are suited for their own particular habitat.

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Genetics and the Modern Zoo

Who doesn't love a cute cuddly lion cub? How exactly do zoos decide when animals should make those little babies? Come explore the circle of life and how genetics is important in today's modern zoo.

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Green Kingdom

Plants are all around us in more ways that we can imagine! Join us as we explore how plants are a vital part of life for us and for the animal world!

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On the Fly: Express Programs

This program is designed for schools with limited time. Choose any of our full-length programs to do at a cheaper price and in 30 minutes or less (1/2 the original program length). Live animals will still be used in this programming.

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Quien es quien en el Zoologico?

¿Cómo los Zoológicos obtienen los animales? Este programa está diseñado para familiarizarse con los animales del Zoológico de Greenville. A través de ¿Quién es Quién en el Zoológico? sus estudiantes aprenderán datos e información científica sobre...

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Teacher Demo- Free

Gather teachers and staff together to take a sneak peak at the distance learning programs offered by the Greenville Zoo. Understand how these programs can enhance your school's curriculum.

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We Built a Zoo

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 ...

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Who's Who in the Zoo

How do we give a venomous snake medicine? How do we get a giraffe to move from one place to another? Through the “Who’s Who in the Zoo” your students will learn cool facts and behind the science information concerning the care for our animals.

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Wild Wanders

Would you like to visit the Greenville Zoo but can’t get here? This program will take you on a virtual tour on the public side of the Greenville Zoo from the comfort of your own home! Choose to see different regions of the world on our...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Kyra Thurow   kthurow@greenvillesc.gov
150 Cleveland Park Drive
Greenville SC 29601
8644674850
United States

http://greenvillezoo.com

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Greenville Zoo cover:

Career Education
Sciences
Curriculum
Standards

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"The 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."


"I 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."

"The 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."

"The 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!"

"I 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."

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

"I 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."

"I 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."

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