Professional Development

The Greenville Zoo's education department is excited to offer professional development opportunities. Workshops are open to all educators. Explore new curriculum, participate in hands-on activities and build your knowledge of the natural world.  Workshops are available at the Greenville Zoo. Each professional development session is available for continuing education credits or professional development growth points. 


Check back soon for 2018-2019 Offerings!

Private Workshops: Looking for something else?

Our curriculum development team can tailor a teaching workshop or team-building workshop for your facility that can give you the confidence to tackle that exciting project, expand on a teaching style, or even just gain a better understanding with a new subject.  Let us bring the workshop to you!  We can meet you at your school, childcare development center, co-op, or community center.  

Zoo Campus Private Workshops
30-person maximum | 5 hour maximum per day

Offsite Private Workshops
30-person maximum | 5-hour maximum per day | Distance fees apply

Call the education department to book your organization's workshop and to discuss pricing (864) 467-4850.

NatureStart Course

The Chicago Zoological Society has selected Greenville Zoo to be the regional training sight for early childhood educators in NatureStart™ . Participants must complete all three in person training sessions to receive certificate of completion for over 18 hours of professional development.

Young children learn through play. The Chicago Zoological Society’s NatureStart™ model uses children’s innate curiosity about the natural world as a way to foster learning. By inviting children to explore and play in the natural world, they gain knowledge and skills, and become inspired to protect their planet and its inhabitants.

2018 Sessions to be announced (must attend all three sessions)
Lunch and snacks provided 10-person minimum; 25-person maximum
$500 per participant

2019 Sessions Dates to be announced (must attend all three sessions)
Lunch and snacks provided 10-person minimum; 25- person maximum
$500 per participant

Call the Greenville Zoo Education Department for details and registration (864) 467-4850.