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Animal Education Workshops for Kids Grades 3 to 8
September 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until September 28, 2020
The Humane Society for Southwest Washington offers at-home learning about animals with Youth Education School to inspire and inform kids in grades 3 through 8. Kids can join up to three months of weekly interactive, virtual learnings focused on cats, dogs, and HSSW’s special programs. Each month follows a different theme, and students receive a box with craft-project supplies, activities, handouts, and pictures of shelter animals before monthly sessions begin to reinforce interaction.
The fee is $45 for a single month or $125 for all three sessions. The first session starts Oct. 6, and registration closes Sept. 28. Information and registration at: https://southwesthumane.org/engage/youth-programs/school-year-programs/.
Youth Education School kicks off the first week of October with “Cats” as the theme of the month. Kids will get a primer on cat body language, discover ways to solve feline behavior issues, and learn games and cat care tips to try with their cats at home.
In November, kids can get a behind-the-scenes look at how the shelter takes care of animal needs and safely moves animals from place to place with “Special Programs at the Shelter.” The month will highlight HSSW’s foster program, the community support program, and animal transport. Kids will also get virtual visits with shelter cats and dogs.
December’s theme is “Dogs,” with an exploration of different dog breeds, dog body language, basic care, and amazing dog skills. Kids will also get to watch a shelter dog learn new training skills and, if kids have a dog at home, they can practice together in real time.
All sessions include games and opportunities for the kids to share something about their pets, their week, or their craft projects.
Youth Education School – Animal fun for kids grades 3 – 8
- Dates: All education sessions occur via Zoom each Tuesday.
- Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 Registration for October’s session closes on Sept. 28.
- Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24
- Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22
- Times: Each monthly class offers a choice of session time.
- Session 1: 3 to 4 0 p.m.
- Session 2: 4 to 5 p.m.