Distance Learning Topics

All Ages

Topic                         Description     Registration
Design Your Own Program Can't find a program that fits your needs? Let us design one for you! Register
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. Register
Wild Wanders
​Coming Soon!
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 different treks: African Trek, Asian Trek, South American Trek, Farmyard Trek, or Zoo-Wide Trek. Register

Grade K5, Approximately 30 Minutes


Topic
Description
Registration
About Animals
This class gets down to the animal basics: their needs, senses and characteristics. We will also cover what makes an animal an appropriate (or inappropriate) pet.  Register
  
Animal Locomotion
Students will explore how animals move. Children will meet animals that walk, crawl and fly. They will even try some moves themselves. Provider will also present live animals to enhance the presentation.  Register
  
Who's Who in the Zoo What do we feed to our animals? How does the lion get a shot?  Where does the zoo get the animals who live there?  Zookeeping techniques and general care of the Greenville Zoo animals are emphasized. Register
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 anteater and rhea exhibit!
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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? Register

Grade 1, Approximately 30 Minutes


 
Topic
Description
Registration
Green Kingdom
Do you think all plants are alike? Plants are all around us. We see them every day. We will discuss how plants are beneficial to both animals and people. Register
  
Animal Senses (NEW How do snakes hear without ears? Why do rabbits have eyes on the sides of their head? Students investigate puzzling questions like these through hands-on activities. The Greenville Zoo will deliver you goodies to take part in interactive projects during the program.  

Register
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 anteater and rhea exhibit! 
Register
Who's Who in the Zoo What do we feed to our animals? How does the lion get a shot?  Where does the zoo get the animals who live there?  Zookeeping techniques and general care of the Greenville Zoo animals are emphasized.  Register
 

Grade 2, Approximately 30 Minutes


Topic
Description
Registration
Everybody Needs a Home Nests, burrows, a pile of rocks... every animal needs a home, but how do they find one?  Register
  
Animal Kingdom
Students will compare invertebrates to vertebrates, with an emphasis on the 5 vertebrate classes. Register
  
Animal Senses (NEW!) How do snakes hear without ears? Why do rabbits have eyes on the sides of their head? Students investigate puzzling questions like these through hands-on activities. The Greenville Zoo will deliver you goodies to take part in interactive projects during the program.  

Register
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.
Register
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 anteater and rhea exhibit!

Register 
Who's Who in the Zoo What do we feed to our animals? How does the lion get a shot?  Where does the zoo get the animals who live there?  Zookeeping techniques and general care of the Greenville Zoo animals are emphasized.  Register

Grade 3, Approximately 45 Minutes


 
Topic
Description
Registration
Chain of Life  Students learn how animals are built to eat, what they do and how animals rely on one another for their own survival in the chain of life.  Register
  
Animal Senses (NEW!) How do snakes hear without ears? Why do rabbits have eyes on the sides of their head? Students investigate puzzling questions like these through hands-on activities. The Greenville Zoo will deliver you goodies to take part in interactive projects during the program.  
Register
 Habitats Find out what makes a home a habitat as we look at them on a larger scale. This highly-interactive program explores the difference between the deserts, tundra, grasslands, oceans and rain forests.   Register
 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 anteater and rhea exhibit!

Register 
Who's Who in the Zoo What do we feed to our animals? How does the lion get a shot?  Where does the zoo get the animals who live there?  Zookeeping techniques and general care of the Greenville Zoo animals are emphasized. Register 
 

Grade 4, Approximately 45 Minutes


 
Topic
Description
Registration
Animal Kingdom
Students will compare invertebrates to vertebrates, with an emphasis on the 5 vertebrate classes. Register
  
Animal Senses (NEW!) How do snakes hear without ears? Why do rabbits have eyes on the sides of their head? Students investigate puzzling questions like these through hands-on activities. The Greenville Zoo will deliver you goodies to take part in interactive projects during the program.

Register
 Habitats Find out what makes a home a habitat as we look at them on a larger scale. This highly-interactive program explores the difference between the deserts, tundra, grasslands, oceans and rain forests.
Register
 We Built a Zoo
Register
Who's Who in the Zoo What do we feed to our animals? How does the lion get a shot?  Where does the zoo get the animals who live there?  Zookeeping techniques and general care of the Greenville Zoo animals are emphasized.  Register
 

Grade 5, Approximately 60 Minutes


Topic
Description
Registration
Chain of Life
Students learn how animals are built to eat, what they do and how animals rely on one another for their own survival in the chain of life.  Register
  
We Built a Zoo
Register
 
Who's Who in the Zoo What do we feed to our animals? How does the lion get a shot?  Where does the zoo get the animals who live there?  Zookeeping techniques and general care of the Greenville Zoo animals are emphasized. Register

Grade 6, Approximately 60 Minutes


Topic
Description
Registration
Careers with Animals  Students will discover educational opportunities, salary ranges and ideas on how to start planning for an exciting job they may not have considered. Register
 
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 anteater and rhea exhibit! 

Register
 
Animal Kingdom
Students will compare invertebrates to vertebrates, with an emphasis on the 5 vertebrate classes. Register
 
Who's Who in the Zoo What do we feed to our animals? How does the lion get a shot?  Where does the zoo get the animals who live there?  Zookeeping techniques and general care of the Greenville Zoo animals are emphasized.  

Grade 7 & 8, Approximately 60 Minutes


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 anteater and rhea exhibit! 
Topic
Description
Registration
Careers with Animals  Students will discover educational opportunities, salary ranges and ideas on how to start planning for an exciting job they may not have considered. Register
 
We Built a Zoo
 
Register
 
Who's Who in the Zoo What do we feed to our animals? How does the lion get a shot?  Where does the zoo get the animals who live there?  Zookeeping techniques and general care of the Greenville Zoo animals are emphasized.  Register

Grade 9-12, Approximately 60 Minutes


  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 anteater and rhea exhibit! 
Topic
Description
Registration
Careers with Animals
Students will discover educational opportunities, salary ranges, and ideas on how to start planning for an exciting job they may not have considered. 
Register
  
Genetics and the 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.   Register
We Built a Zoo   Register 
Who's Who in the Zoo  What do we feed to our animals? How does the lion get a shot?  Where does the zoo get the animals who live there?  Zookeeping techniques and general care of the Greenville Zoo animals are emphasized.  Register