3rd-5th Grade

The Greenville Zoo's Education Department offers lively hands-on programs sure to engage students as they learn. Programs are 40 minutes in length and are designed to complement the South Carolina curriculum standards.

Fees

$75 per program, per classroom (does not include admission to the zoo). Class capacity is 30 students/3 teachers - no exceptions. Please have additional 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 Education Department at 864-467-4850 or fill out the online group registration form to schedule your program. Due to popularity, programs must be booked at least three weeks in advance.

3 Grade 3

Chain of Life

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards 3.L.5A.2

Students learn how animals are built to eat, what they do and how they rely on one another for survival in the chain of life. We will discuss the roles of producers, consumers, decomposers, predators and prey.

Habitats

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards 3.L.5A & 3.L.5A.1

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, oceans and rainforests.

Secrets of Survival

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards 3.L.5B.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.

Slippery When Wet

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards 3.E.4A.2; 3.E.4A.3 & 3.L.5B.1

Dive into the world of wetlands to explore how these fragile systems are critical to biodiversity and environmental health. Hop and slither along the way with some animal guests as students discover how they can be better stewards of the environment.

This program has been developed to allow schools within the city of Greenville to meet 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.

We Built a Zoo

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards: 3.L.5A.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.

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 that live here? Zookeeping techniques and general care of the Greenville Zoo animals are emphasized.

Wild Carolina

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards 3.E.4B.1 and Social Studies Standards 3-1.1 and 3-1.2

From the beaches to the mountains, this program looks at the habitats and the inhabitants found here in the Carolinas.


4 Grade 4

Animal Kingdom

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards 4.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.

Back to the Bone

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards 4.S.1A.1, 4.S.1A.2 and 4.L.5A.1 

This program discusses the classification of animals. Explore the five groups of vertebrates by learning how and why they are classified the way they are.

Secrets of Survival

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards 4.L.5B.3

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.

Spineless

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards         4.S.1A.1, 4.S.1A.2 and 4.L.5A.1

This program discusses the classification of animals. Explore the various groups of invertebrate animals within the animal kingdom and their specific traits.

Surviving Green Kingdom

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards 4.L.5B.1

Delve into the exciting world of plants and see how they plant their roots in the wild world.

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 that live here? Zookeeping techniques and general care of the Greenville Zoo animals are emphasized.

We Built a Zoo

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards: 4.L.5B.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.


5 Grade 5

Chain of Life

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards 5.L.4B.1; 5.L.4B.2; 5.L.4B.3 & 5.L.4B.4 

Students learn how animals are built to eat, what they do and how they rely on one another for survival in the chain of life. We will discuss the roles of producers, consumers, decomposers, predators and prey.

Biomes

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards 5.L.4A

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 terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Kids for Conservation

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards 5.E.3B; 5.E.3B.3 & 5.E.3B.4 

Learn why so many of the Earth's habitats are endangered and what you and zoos can do to help make a difference.

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 that live here? Zookeeping techniques and general care of the Greenville Zoo animals are emphasized.

We Built a Zoo

  • Meets 2014 South Carolina Science Academic Standards: 5.S.1;5.L.4

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.