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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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Animal Locomotion

Students will explore how animals move. Children will meet animals and explore their many movements: walking, crawling, hopping, flying, and more...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Genetics and the Zoo: Investigating the Role of Genetics in 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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."<div><br></div><div>"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."</div><div><br></div><div>"The
program pumped them up. They were ecstatic about starting their project."&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>"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."</div><div><br></div><div>"The
students enjoyed seeing the live animals."</div><div><br></div><div>"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!"</div><div><br></div><div>"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."</div><div><br></div><div>"We
were so engaged and interested that we didn't want the program to end."</div><div><br></div><div>"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."</div><div><br></div><div>"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."</div><div><br></div><div>"I
liked the "hands on" and real world exposure to the animals and
learning. It brought the content to life for my students."</div>