Zookeeping Kids have been put on hold for the Fall 2020 semester. Please check back in the Spring for updates.
Please contact the Education Department at (864) 467-4850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 3rd-5th Grade- 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm
- Members: $20.00 (1 participant)
- Non-Members: $30.00 (1 participant)
Bundles are (Sept-May), (Sept-Nov), (Dec-Feb), (Jan-May)
- 3 Month Bundle- Members: $51 (1 participant)
- 3 Month Bundle- Non-Members: $81 (1 participant)
- 9 Month Bundle- Members: $150 (1 participant)
- 9 Month Bundle- Non-Members: $240 (1 participant)
Example Program Topics from the 2020 Season
Zookeeping 101: A Day in the Life Part 1
This edition of Zookeeping Kids is part two of day in the life of a zookeeper! During this class, we will start with our morning meeting, clean an exhibit, feed an animal, and meet a few zoo friends in the classroom.
Zookeeping 101: Animal Training
The zookeeper here at the Greenville Zoo wear many hats, including that of animal training. This class will explore how and why we train the animals in our care, as well as best practices for working with exotic (non-pet) animals.
Zookeeping 101: Animal Nutrition
The zookeepers here at the Greenville Zoo wear many hats, including that of chef. During this class we will design, prepare, and feed out some animal diets at the Greenville Zoo.
Zookeeping 101: Animal Enrichment
Life at the zoo should be fun, especially for the animals! During this class, we will discuss how we keep animals mentally healthy, make fun items for the animals to explore, and meet animal visitors up close in the classroom.
Vet Care 101: A Day in the Life of a Zoo Veterinarian
Think you’d like to be a zoo veterinarian someday? This program walks through a day in the life of a veterinarian- including animal exams, x-rays, and scientific experiments.
Zoo Management 101: Exhibit Design
It’s not just animals that make a zoo, it’s their exhibits too! This class will explore the best practices for exhibit design: animal needs, keeper safety and access, and visitor needs.
Zoo Management 101: Animal, Keeper, & Visitor Safety
When life is a zoo, safety is always first. During this program we will play games, do experiments, and meet animals friends to discover the many ways we stay safe here at the Greenville Zoo.
Zoo Management 101: Conservation Engagement
During this class, we will go on a scavenger hunt, participate in citizen science, and meet animal friends all in the name of conservation. Join us as we discuss the importance of conservation at the Greenville Zoo.
Zookeeping 101: A Day in the Life Part 2
This edition of Zookeeping Kids is part two of day in the life of a zookeeper! During this class, we will clean exhibits, feed animals, make animal enrichment, learn about animal training, and even meet a couple of animal friends in the classroom.