Bullying: Pets and Peers Gr. 4-6
Themes: Conflict resolution, Inclusion, Empathy, Personal Responsibility, Bystander Roles, Healthy Relationships, Caring Communities, Compassion, Respect, Tolerance, Courage to Speak Up and Cycle of Violence.
Students will discover the many similarities between bullying and animal cruelty by comparing the motivations and causes behind aggressive behavior. This interactive, empathy building program includes real case studies and group activities which allow students to express their opinions, practice negotiation strategies, consider different perspectives, and perceive abuse from the viewpoint of the victim. We also discuss the importance of recognizing and reporting all forms of abuse and distribute contact numbers of local service agencies. Alberta Learning Curriculum Connections
Reptiles and Amphibians Gr. 3 and Gr. 5 (Live Animal Visitor!)
Themes: Life Cycles, Wetlands, Wild vs. Domestic Animals, Conservation, Respect, Compassion, Empathy, Exotic Pets, Human Ecological Impacts, Native vs. Invasive Species, Exotic Animal Care and Ownership and Needs of Exotic Animals.
Yes, the slimy and scaly creatures need attention too! With the recent popularity of reptiles and amphibians in the pet trade it is important both adults and children understand the ins and outs of exotic animal ownership and care. This program educates students on the difference between wild and domestic animals, showcases the various reptiles and amphibians found in Alberta, and examines popular reptiles in the pet trade today. We take a look at the needs of these unique creatures and some of the conservation efforts and laws that are out there to protect the wild populations. This presentation includes biofacts and a live animal guest. Alberta Learning Curriculum Connections
"Don't Feed The Bears!" Gr. 3-6
Themes: Conservation, Citizenship, Compassion, Respect, Global and Community Responsibility, Wildlife Hazards, Safety, Community Involvement, Web of Life and Human Ecological Impacts
"Throw a treat to bring him closer to the camera!" What REALLY happens when you feed wild animals? Examine what happens when humans and wildlife collide. Respect, rights and responsibility are the 3 R's of animal welfare. Using case studies and engaging activities students explore the needs of living things and learn about the importance of acting humanely towards all living creatures, both wild and domestic. Various issues will be discussed with an emphasis on co-existing with wildlife in urban areas.
Animal Protection: Police For Pets? Gr. 4-6
Themes: Law Creation and Modification, Law Enforcement, Levels of Government, Respect, Compassion, Community Involvement, Responsible Pet Ownership, Legal System, and Citizenship
Students discover that there are laws dealing with animals at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government. We will discuss the Calgary Humane Society’s role in animal protection and the 3 R’s of animal welfare (respect, rights, and responsibility). Presentation includes actual case studies (hoarding, neglect, the link, and cruelty), and PowerPoint slide show.
If you are looking for more information or wish to book one of our educational programs please contact our Humane Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-205-4455 ext 6544. Please be advised that our presenter/booking coordinator currently works from Wednesday-Friday each week.