Middle School

We can bring the zoo to you! The zoomobile runs September through March, Tuesday - Friday and offers lively, hands on programs sure to engage students as they learn. These programs are designed for educational purposes for school programs, scout groups and senior citizen groups.
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Regular Zoomobile Programs

  • 45 minutes in length with a maximum of 30 children per classroom
  • 1 program - $80 / 2 programs - $120 / 3 programs - $155 (each additional program $30)
  • A distance fee may apply

Assembly Zoomobile Programs

  • 50 minutes in length
  • Up to 150 children - $180 / 151 to 200 children - $230 / 201 to 250 children - $280
  • A distance fee may apply 

Customized Programs


We work with teachers and their staff to develop specialized programs to fit the needs of the class and curriculum. Please contact the Education Department to set up a meeting. zooed@greenvillesc.gov or 864-467-4850
 

Registration


Start the process by sending a Zoomobile Date Request Form to the Zoo Education Department. Call 864-467-4850 for questions.

6 Grade 6

Animal Kingdom
  • Meets South Carolina 2014 Science Academic Standards 6.L.4A; 6.L.4A.2; 6.L.4B.1 & 6.L.4B.5 and 2005 Science Academic Standards 6-3.1
We compare invertebrates to vertebrates with an emphasis on the five vertebrate classes. Live animals illustrate the basic features of each animal classification.
Adaptations
  • Meets South Carolina 2014 Science Academic Standards 6.L.4B.2; 6.L.4B.3 & 6.L.4B.4
All organisms have adaptations that help them survive and thrive in their particular habitat. Let us explore the structural and behavioral adaptations and learn how animals are most fit for their environment. 
Careers with Animals
This program presents young teens with educational opportunities, salary ranges and ideas on how to start planning for an exciting job they may not have considered. 
Who's Who in the Zoo
How much does a giraffe 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.

7 Grade 7

The Circle of Life: Investigating the Role of Genetics in the Modern Zoo
Students will explore the topic of genetics in reference to captive animals in a zoo setting. Specifically, students will investigate the roles of the Species Survival Plan, or SSPs, in modern zoos today. Students will also explore why the knowledge of genetics is important for the conservation and preservation of wild populations.
Slippery When Wet
Dive into the world of wetlands to explore how these fragile systems are so critical to biodiversity and environmental health. Hop and slither along the way with some animal guests as students discover how they can help be better stewards to the environment. 
This program has been developed to allow schools within the City of Greenville to meet the requirements of the City of Greenville Stormwater Utility Fee Credit policy. You are eligible for this credit (which will come back to the school in local funds from the district level) if you send a full grade level to this program annually. For more information, please contact City engineering staff at 864-467-4400 or view the city credit policy
Careers with Animals
This program presents young teens with educational opportunities, salary ranges and ideas on how to start planning for an exciting job they may not have considered. 

8 Grade 8

The Circle of Life: Investigating the Role of Genetics in the Modern Zoo
The Circle of Life: Investigating the Role of Genetics in the Modern Zoo
Students will explore the topic of genetics in reference to captive animals in a zoo setting. Specifically, students will investigate the roles of the Species Survival Plan, or SSPs, in modern zoos today. Students will also explore why the knowledge of genetics is important for the conservation and preservation of wild populations.
Slippery When Wet
Dive into the world of wetlands to explore how these fragile systems are so critical to biodiversity and environmental health. Hop and slither along the way with some animal guests as students discover how they can help be better stewards to the environment. 
This program has been developed to allow schools within the City of Greenville to meet the requirements of the City of Greenville Stormwater Utility Fee Credit policy. You are eligible for this credit (which will come back to the school in local funds from the district level) if you send a full grade level to this program annually. For more information, please contact City engineering staff at 864-467-4400 or view the city credit policy
Careers with Animals
This program presents young teens with educational opportunities, salary ranges and ideas on how to start planning for an exciting job they may not have considered.