K4-2nd Grade

The Greenville Zoo’s Education Department offers lively hands-on programs sure to engage students as they learn. Programs are 45 minutes in length. All programs are designed to complement the South Carolina curriculum standards.

Fees


Cost is $45 per program, per classroom. (This does not include admission to the zoo.) Class capacity is 30 students / 3 teachers - no exceptions. Please have extra adults, chaperones, and siblings enjoy the zoo on their own during program time. Total payment is due within three weeks of reservation.

Registration


Contact the zoo education department to schedule your group's program. (864) 467-4850 or zooed@greenvillesc.gov. Due to popularity, programs need to be booked at least three weeks in advance. 

K4 Grade K4


People of the Forest - Orangutan


  • Meets South Carolina Physical Education Standards 1
Rainforests include many fascinating animals, including orangutans. Join us as we discover some of the animals who share their world. Then, take a walk to meet the Greenville Zoo's very own orangutans, Mia and Chelsea. (Sorry, we are unable to do this as a Zoomobile program.) 

Animal Locomotion


  • Meets South Carolina Physical Education Standards 1 & 2 and 2014 Science Academic Standards K.L.2A.3
Explore how animals get around. Children will meet animals that walk, hop, crawl, and fly. They will even try some moves themselves!(Because of activities done during class, 25 students is the maximum number allowed)

K5 Grade K5
 


About Animals


  • Meets South Carolina 2014 Science Academic Standards K.L.2A
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.

Animal Locomotion


  • Meets South Carolina Physical Education Standards 1 & 2 and 2014 Science Academic Standards K.L.2A.3
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. 

Everybody Needs a Home 


  • Meets South Carolina 2014 Science Academic Standards K.L.2A.5 & K.L.2A.6
Nests, burrows, a pile of rocks... every animal needs a home, but how do they find one? Meet some of our education animals, see some real animals' homes and find out how living things are suited for their own particular habitats. 

Who's Who in the Zoo


 What do the animals eat? 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. 

We Built a Zoo

  • Meets 2014 SC Science Academic Standards: K.L.2A.5: K.L.2A.6

This program is designed to teach students what goes into designing an exhibit for a zoo animal. It gives an inside look at the process at the Greenville Zoo and provides students with an opportunity to understand the many aspects that are involved in animal care and exhibit design.

 

1 Grade 1


Animal Senses


  • Meets South Carolina Health Education Standards G-1.1.1
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. 

Green Kingdom


  • Meets South Carolina 2014 Science Academic Standards 1.L.5A; 1.L.5A.1; 1.L.5B & 1.E.4B
Do you think all plants are alike? Plants are all around us. We see them everyday. Join us as we discuss how plants are beneficial to both animals and people. 

Who's Who in the Zoo


 What do the animals eat? 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. 

We Built A Zoo


  • Meets SC 2014 Science Academic Standards: 1.S.1A.1; 1.E.3A.a

This program is designed to teach students what goes into designing an exhibit for a zoo animal. It gives an inside look at the process at the Greenville Zoo and provides students with an opportunity to understand the many aspects that are involved in animal care and exhibit design.


2 Grade 2


Discovering Animal Kingdom


  • Meets South Carolina 2014 Science Academic Standards 2.L.5A & 2.L.5A.1
We compare invertebrates to vertebrates with an emphasis on the five vertebrate classes. Live animals illustrate the basic features of each animal classification. 

Discovering Habitats


  • Meets South Carolina 2014 Science Academic Standards 2.L.5B & 2.L.5B.2
Join us as we explore what makes an animal's home special for them. From sandy deserts to the tops of the rainforests, we will discover some interesting things about these places and investigate how animals survive in their specific habitat. 

Who's Who in the Zoo


 What do the animals eat? Hoe 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. 

We Built A Zoo


  • Meets SC 2014 Science Academic Standards: 2.L.5A.2; 2.L5B.1

This program is designed to teach students what goes into designing an exhibit for a zoo animal. It gives an inside look at the process at the Greenville Zoo and provides students with an opportunity to understand the many aspects that are involved in animal care and exhibit design.