We Bring the Shelter to You!
Charleston Animal Society will bring the shelter to you! Reaching over 16,000 children in 2016 we understand the need to have interactive and engaging lessons. We tailor our humane and character education lessons for all age groups with state standard lessons.
Children are naturally drawn to animals. Our program highlights that interest and bridges the gap between being compassionate/concerned for animals to being compassionate/concerned to other students. We focus on issues such as:
- Safety Around Animals
- Role of the Shelter in the Community
- Responsible Pet Care
- Careers with Animals
- Pet Overpopulation
- Much, Much More!
If there is something specific you would like us to cover, please let us know and we would be happy to do so. We bring a temperament approved dog with us to help teach the lessons.
Pet Buddies Club
The Pet Buddies Club is a once a month program for grades 1-6. We teach a 30 minute interactive compassion lesson via stories, games, activities, movies, & presentations with the help of a canine ambassadog. After each lesson we leave homework & the students are incentivized to complete the homework with a gift. Monthly visits build on knowledge and children learn all school year!
School assemblies are available in addition to classroom lessons. Want an engaging assembly where students are actively listening and brainstorming ways to make changes in their behavior? We got you covered! Our humane educator will enthrall your students using an interactive presentation along with a canine ambassadog. This is a great opportunity for any school/group to come together. The school will need to supply the laptop and projector/screen.
Engage your group/students with service learning and charitable activities and give something back! The Charleston Animal Society can provide guidance on service projects that educate groups while empowering them to help the homeless animals in our community. From food drives to fundraising there is no project too big or too small. A service project is a great way to teach a lesson in the value of helping your community and the impact that they can have in their own backyard. We encourage a visit from us with a canine ambassadog to explain the role of the shelter in the community. Then the children can come do a tour or field trip to strengthen the learning process. Students can brainstorm ways to help the homeless animals either in the classroom or at the shelter to complete the service learning project. Find out how your organization can get involved!
Our Veterinary Science Initiative program encourages teenagers to take an interest in science. The students get hands-on experience with animals, microscopes and other important tools. Our initiative is nationally recognized and research shows students who participate continue their interest in science, long after the VSI program ends. Click here to visit the VSI website.
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