Dec 13

Programs

 

Learning about working pets and what kind of jobs they do every day.

Learning about working pets and what kind of jobs they do every day.

Paws for Peace waiver release-media release form updated 2-13

FieldTripReservationForm and program contract 1-29-13

Most programs are available as the following:

  • 1 hour field trip off-site
  • 35 minute on-site with (follow up kit available for additional fee)
  • 1 hour program on-site
  • in-depth 10- 12 week unit of study where an instructor comes to your site for a 20, 30 minute or 1 hour weekly class
  • 1 hour teacher training to promote humane education into the classroom
  • 1 hour parent workshops to introduce the program
  • Please contact us to find the best choice that meets your needs today

We use animal themes and puppets to capture the children’s attention.  We also provide a variety of hands-on activities that incorporate music, movement, arts and crafts, drama, cooking, literature and engaging discussions. We then make connections to their own lives so they can use the information they have gained from each program in their every day interactions.  Each program reinforces pro-social behaviors and helps to build empathy and compassion to create a culture of kindness.

1.  The Basics- An Introductory Class

  • In this introduction, children will learn about the basic needs of pets and animals in their lives.  Children will also learn the basic do’s and don’ts when meeting new animals and the responsibilities of having a pet.   They will have opportunities to role play with puppets and friends.  A hands-on project will help them remember the new information.

2.  Pet Heroes

  • In this program, children will be introduced to real live pet heroes.  Then they will make connections to the attributes of human heroes.  Each child will have the opportunity to create a hands-on project that will help bring these skills back to their classrooms.

3.  Amazing Friendships

  • This program introduces the children to real extraordinary friendships that exist in the world today.  They will have insight into what makes someone a true friend and see how to use these skills in their everyday lives.  The children will leave this program with a project they have completed that will remind them daily of how they can be a good friend to all living things.

4.  The Bully Connection

  • Bullying is starting younger and younger.  In preschool rooms, we tend to see exclusion being used, which is a form of bullying used by older children.   In this program, we will help children see that every action has consequences and how they have a responsibility to treat others with kindness.  A hands-on project will help the children bring these ideas back to their classrooms and everyday lives.

5.  Animal Families

  • This program introduces the children to amazing real animal families and the roles of their mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters.  They will see that animal families come in all shapes and sizes just like our human families and how everyone is important to the family unit. Kids will also see how acceptance and kindness exist in the animal world too and how we can use these traits every day in our own lives.  The children will work cooperatively to create a project that reinforces the ideas from this program to bring back to their daily lives.

6. Working Pets

  • In this program, the children will learn about real animals that have important jobs that make a big difference in the world. They will uncover the traits that animals must have to do these jobs well and compare them to work ethics that humans must have too.  Children will see the importance of treating all living things with respect since together we can help make everyone’s lives richer.  A hands-on project will reinforce these ideas and allow the children to bring them back to their everyday lives.

7.  Kindness Changes Everything

  • This program is based on the idea that kindness can make a difference.  In this program children will be introduced to real live animals and humans that have done kind things that have made a big difference in the world.  The children will then create a cooperative project that they can bring back to their classroom that encourages children to do random acts of kindness every day. The goal of this program is to teach the children that every action has a reaction and that everything they do counts.

8.  Families Come In All Shapes and Sizes

  • In this program children will learn about animals that raise adopted babies and animal babies that are raised by interesting parents and their relationships.  Children will discuss the emotions and traits all families share with each other and how acceptance and compassion are the key to a successful relationship.  A hands-on project will reinforce these ideas and allow the children to bring them back to their lives at home and in their classrooms.

9.  Health and Nutrition for Pets

  • This program teaches children about the importance of health and nutrition for pets.  They will learn about how animals need to go to various doctors, just like kids do and how food choices  impact  their health too.  Children will leave this program understanding the responsibilities of having a pet and what role they can play in helping all pets live long and healthy lives.  A hands-on project will reinforce these ideas and allow the children to bring them back to their daily lives.

10.  Love is Blind

  • This program introduces children to real life interesting love stories in the animal kingdom.  Children will look closely at what it means to “love” someone or something and what character traits are connected to the feelings associated with love.  The key to this program is teaching acceptance and bringing this back to the classroom to help build classroom community.  A hands-on project will reinforce these ideas and allow the children to bring them back to their everyday lives.

 

 

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