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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

During this program, we will discuss animal classification, differences between vertebrates and invertebrates, and characteristics of the five major vertebrate groups (mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds). All programs include up close...

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Animal Locomotion

Animal Locomotion investigates the many different ways that animals move around! During this program, we will define the word ‘locomotion’, discuss the many ways animals can move, and even turn ourselves into hopping, crawling, and flying...

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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

Always had an interest in working with animals, but don’t know how to start? The Greenville Zoo can help! This program explores strategies for picking a fulfilling career, discusses educational requirements and potential salaries for various...

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Chain of Life

Chain of Life investigates the ways that energy moves through an ecosystem. During this program, we will discuss what animals eat (carnivores, herbivores, omnivores), relationships between animals (predator/prey), and trophic levels (producers...

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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

Discovering Habitats explores the globe; from the arctic tundra to the depths of the ocean. During this program, we will define habitats, discuss what animals need to find to survive in their habitats, and take a journey through five of the...

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Everybody Needs a Home

Everybody Needs a Home investigates the many different types of places that animals call home! During this program, we will define habitats, identify different types of animal homes, and discuss why animals need shelter. All programs include up...

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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

Green Kingdom investigates the wonderful and diverse world of plants! During this program we will discuss the characteristics of plants, identify what plants need to survive, and explore the different parts of a plant under a microscope. All...

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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

We Built a Zoo takes an in depth look at the process of creating a high quality exhibit at a zoo. This program will discuss how quality exhibit design meets the needs of animals, staff, and visitors at the same time. All programs include up...

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Who's Who in the Zoo

Who’s Who in the Zoo introduces participants to the animals, and the people who care for them, here at the Greenville Zoo! During this program, we will discuss day-to-day animal care, animal training protocols, and even have an up close...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Ren Love   klove@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."

"Our instructor, Ren, was amazing! Very knowledgeable and kept it flowing for my students. I appreciated the quality of the content and the enthusiasm of the instructor."

"The students enjoyed seeing the live animals." 

"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. 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."