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Educational Programs

Kindergarten to Second Grade

Kindergarten-4 Programs

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 science curriculum standards.

A Program for Kindergarten Children

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 orangs, Mia, Chelsea and baby Bob.(Sorry, we are unable to do this as a Zoomobile program.)

A Program for Kindergarten Children

Animal Locomotion

Meets South Carolina Physical Education
Standards 1 and 2

Explore how animals get around. Children meet animals that walk, hop, crawl and fly. They will even try some moves themselves. (Because of activities done during class, there is a 25 student maximum.)

Kindergarten-5 Programs

A Program for Kindergarten Children

About Animals

Meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards - K-2.1, K-3.2
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.

A Program for Kindergarten Children

Animal Locomotion

Meets South Carolina Physical Education Standards 1 and 2
Explore how animals get around. Children meet animals that walk, hop, crawl and fly. They will even try some moves themselves. (Because of activities done during class, there is a 25 student maximum.)

A Program for Kindergarten Children

Who's Who in the Zoo

How much does an elephant 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.

First Grade Programs

A Program for First Grade Children

Who's Who in the Zoo

How much does an elephant 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.

A Program for First Grade Children

Animal Senses

How do snakes hear without ears? Why do rabbits have eyes on the side of their head? Students investigate puzzling questions like these through hands-on activities.

A Program for First Grade Children

Green Kingdom

Meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards - 1-2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6
Do you think all plants are alike? Plants are all around us. We see them everyday. Join us as we build a plant and discuss how plants are helpful to both animals and people.

Second Grade Programs

A Program for Second Grade Children

Who in the Zoo

How much does an elephant 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.

A Program for Second Grade Children

Animal Kingdom

Meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards - 2-2.2
Lean about the classification through contact with the real thing! We compare "invertebrates" to "vertebrates," with an emphasis on the five vertebrate classes. Live animals illustrate the basic features of each class.

A Program for Second Grade Children

Everybody Needs A Home

Meets South Carolina Science Academic
Standards - 2-2.1, 2-2.3

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 habitat.