Pet Care/Pet Needs
Students will get a hands-on opportunity to discuss the basic needs and care we should give our pets to allow them to live a happier and healthier life.
Compassion is an action word! Students will learn how to turn their empathy into actions that can help both people and animals.
Food for Thought
Students will learn how to determine what a healthy weight is for cats and dogs. They will also learn about safe and unsafe foods for our pets through an interactive exercise.
Puppies and Kittens- Oh My!
Students will learn about the pet overpopulation crisis facing our nation, and the roles that shelters play in helping the problem. Each student will be provided with a free spay/neuter voucher for their pet.
Students will learn what it means to discriminate against another, and how that relates to the way they treat certain animals and each other.
Adopt, Don’t Shop
Students will learn how an animal shelter works and the role it plays in providing for the animals in the community. They will also learn the value in adopting a pet from a shelter instead of purchasing one from a pet store, breeder, etc.
In this hands-on interactive lesson, students will get to become veterinarians for the day! They will use both a real and stuffed dog to test out multiple vet tools and learn about how to keep pets healthy through medicine and examinations.
So how can kids help animals in the community? We explain what kids can do to help, and also bring along supplies to make a craft or enrichment for our animals back at the shelter.
Pet Safety/Bite Prevention
Students will learn how to read body language and ensure that their interactions with animals are always handled in the safest way possible
Wild About Animals
Curious about animals other than the ones we keep as pets? Choose to learn more about farm animals, local wildlife found in your backyard, or even the animals we see in the zoo!
This lesson explores the ties between humans, animals, and the environment. Learn ways to make a positive impact on the Earth, and even make a take-home craft!
Careers with Critters
When most kids think about working with animals, they usually only think of becoming a veterinarian. This interactive lesson will discuss veterinary medicine, but also introduce students to the wide range of career opportunities within the animal welfare field.