Nature Play

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Nature Play

If you're a parent or caregiver looking for ideas on how to get your family more involved in outdoor activities around Greenville, then you've come to the right place!                       

What is nature play?

Nature Play is an innovative approach to childhood development using natural surroundings to foster empathy for the environment. If a child is rooted in natural learning and grows as nature grows, then they will feel the urge to respect and protect it. Since much of the earth's future depends on the children of today, why not teach them to protect what they love?

"Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”                                                   - Bradley Miller

Pop up Nature Play

Pop Up Nature Play Days


The Greenville Zoo is committed to bringing a love of nature back to children. Look for social media announcements for various pop up nature play days to take place each month at the Greenville Zoo. Nature Play Days will include guided activities, crafts, or exploration that are geared to foster imagination and perhaps get your explorer a little messy.