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Educational Programs

Third to Fifth Grade

Third 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 science curriculum standards.

A Program for Third 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 Third ChildrenHabitats!

Meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards - 3-2.3
Find out what makes a home a habitat as we look at them on a larger scale. This highly interactive program explores the differences between the deserts, tundra, grasslands, ocean and the rainforest.

A Program for Third Children

Secrets of Survival

Meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards - 3-2.2
Explore the secrets of survival. Defense strategies such as camouflage, mimicry and behavior are introduced along with the familiar methods of defense like shells, spikes, poison and venom.

A Program for Third Children

Chain of Life

Meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards - 3-2.5
Everybody loves to eat! 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.

A Program for Third ChildrenWild Carolina

Explore the world that is in your own backyard! From the beaches to the mountains, this program looks at the habitats and the inhabitants found here in the Carolinas.

Fourth Grade

Program for Fourth Grade Students Habitats!

Meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards: 4-2.2
Find out what makes a home a habitat as we look at them on a larger scale. This highly interactive program explores the differences between deserts, tundra, grasslands, ocean and the rainforest.

Program for Fourth Grade Students Animal Kingdom

Meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards: 4-2.1
Learn 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.

Program for Fourth Grade Students 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.

Program for Fourth Grade StudentsWild Carolina

Meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards: 5-2.3
Explore the world that is in your own backyard! From the beaches to the mountains, this program looks at the habitats and the inhabitants found here in the Carolinas.

Fifth Grade

Program for Fifth Grade Students

Wild Carolina

Meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards: 5-2.3
Explore the world that is in your own backyard! From the beaches to the mountains, this program looks at the habitats and the inhabitants found here in the Carolinas.

Program for Fifth Grade Students Kids for Conservation

Meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards: 5-2.5

Although we strive to explain why so many of the Earth’s habitats are endangered, we also emphasize how individuals can solve the problems facing the Earth and its inhabitants. Find out what you and zoos can do to help make a difference.

Program for Fifth Grade Students 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.

Program for Fifth Grade Students Wild Carolina

Meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards: 5-2.3
Explore the world that is in your own backyard! From the beaches to the mountains, this program looks at the habitats and the inhabitants found here in the Carolinas.

Program for Fifth Grade Students Chain of Life

Meets South Carolina Science Academic Standards: 5-2.4
FStudents 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. We will discuss the roles of producers, consumers, decomposers, predators and prey.

Program for Fifth Grade Students 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 have not considered.