The following lessons are for students
in grades 4-6. The information in each lesson is tailored to
the specific level of the students. Please allow between 40-50 minutes
for each lesson. Pre and post visit activities are available for
Bite Prevention (grade 4-5)
This lesson teaches students how to
meet an unknown dog, techniques to avoid being attacked and what
to do if an attack occurs. Also discusses what to do with sick and
injured wildlife. Educational activity animal may be requested
for this presentation.
Animals in water, on land, and
in homes (grades 4-6)
Provides an understanding of the specific
needs of animals in various environments. Covers issues concerning
animals in these three environments and addresses ways humans can
help animals. Can be presented as an interactive big screen presentation.
Overpopulation and animal treatment
Understand the role and importance
of animal shelters in addressing the issues of pet overpopulation.
Put into perspective how pet populations increase and discuss methods
used to decrease numbers. Be introduced to various forms of animal
abuse, including abuse to humans. Discuss involvement with local
humane organizations. May be presented as an interactive big
Training ruff (grades 5-6)
This animal training simulation activity
allows students to look at the uses of trained animals. Attention
is placed on companion animal training, illustrating the keys to
communicating with animals, and the difference between positive
and negative reinforcement. Other training situations discussed
include working dogs, service animals, research animals, and animals
used for the entertainment industry. Educational activity animal
may be requested for this presentation.
Companion animal survival (grades
Simulation activity addressing overpopulation
of companion animals. Learn the rate at which pet populations increase
and discuss the limiting factors which help keep wildlife within
natural limits. Students learn the differences between natural and
human means of population control within an environment.
To close your eyes
will not ease another's pain. - Chinese Proverb