The Greenville Zoo celebrated Earth Day partnering with Streamable Learning to provide a virtual ‘Party for the Planet’. This program discussed the origins of Earth Day, the ways the Greenville Zoo helps to conserve plants and animals in the wild, and included up-close encounters with education animal ambassadors. The Greenville Zoo’s Streamable Learning programs reached 5647 live audience participants. To learn more about virtual learning opportunities reach out to the Greenville Zoo education team or find us on the web.
The Greenville Zoo Foundation held the inaugural Green Tie Gala on Earth Day at Zen. Guests were able to meet ambassador animals from the Eastern Screech Owl to Prehensile Tailed Skinks. Cocktail hour and dinner featured live music before participating in a silent auction. All proceeds raised from the event will go towards the zoo’s efforts to build a Giraffe feeding deck. This feeding platform will foster connections between visitors and the endangered Masai giraffe; sparking conservation efforts of generations to come.
The Greenville Zoo provided a program to Wofford College’s Campus Union student government association this past Wednesday. More than 40 students and members of faculty learned about animal adaptations and the secrets of surviving in the wild (as well as surviving campus life.)
Girl Scouts of the USA troop 1605 visited the Greenville Zoo for a scout’s workshop. The 17 scouts learned about how animal research makes an impact on the environment and can also lead to discoveries that help humanity.
This month’s Zoo Keeping Kids theme was ‘Conservation Nation.’ Zoo Keeping Kids is a monthly family program for 3rd through 5th graders. Students created toad abodes, learned how zoos make an effect on animals in the wild, and developed future fundraising ideas to help our most critically endangered species.