Are you looking for an exciting new venue for a learning experience for your class’ field trip this school year? The Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society (KWHS) is excited to offer our Educational School Field Trips to area classroom teachers in the 2012-2012 school year. Field Trips are scheduled after 12:00 p.m. only and are two hours in length.
Your class will be involved with a guided tour around the building and educated about several aspects of the centre, with hands-on animal interaction with the education pets along the way. After the tour, Scavenger Hunt sheets (or other educational game/activity) are distributed among the group, allowing the individuals to explore the centre and learn new things that may not have been shared throughout the tour. There follows an interactive lesson topic in our Education room.
Choice of lesson topics includes:
- Animal Needs (recommended for Primary grades). This topic focuses on the 3 major components that contribute to being a responsible pet owner, to ensure our pets live happy and healthy lives. The children will learn how to Provide and Protect their pets, and about what needs to be Prevented.
- Choose the Right Pet (recommended for Primary and Junior grades). This topic focuses on the 6 major components that need to be considered prior to pet adoption. The children will learn the importance of Research when deciding on the right pet for them through discussing Time, Type, Behaviour, Family, Cost, and Space.
- Animal Careers (recommended for Junior and Intermediate grades). The children will learn an understanding about what it means to work With animals, and For (On Behalf) the animals, through a presentation regarding several animal related careers.
- Animal Communication (recommended for Junior and Intermediate grades). This lesson discusses the various ways that animals “talk” to each other and to us, through sounds and body language, etc. The children will develop an understanding of how to “read” animals.
- Speak Out! (recommended for Junior and Intermediate grades). This lesson focuses on “Empathy” and what it means to be “Humane”. The children will learn about how animals are negatively affected by human actions each day, and how we can all help make a difference by speaking out for those who cannot defend themselves.
- Love and Loyalty for Life! (recommended for Junior and Intermediate grades). This lesson focuses on “Disposable Animals”, and how animals depend on us to care for them. The children will develop an understanding on what disposable means, and the importance of keeping our pets for their whole life.
We are pleased to provide this educational opportunity to area school children at NO COST.
To book a Educational Field Trip for your class, contact the Education Manager, Holly Wiseman, at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (519) 745-5615 X 238.