Classroom Presentation Guide

 

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K-2nd Grade — Respect and Stewardship of Wild Animals and the Environment:
Our Wild Neighbors

A felt board activity that introduces young children to the challenges of living harmoniously with wild animals in the city.

K-2nd Grade — Compassion and Responsibility:
Pet Care 101 Students are read a short story about a shelter dog and are then asked to share what they think an animal needs are. These “needs” are placed on a felt board for visual impact and then we discuss how these needs compare to the needs of humans.
Play it Safe

Discusses dog behavior and how to avoid situations that may result in a dog bite. A dog will be brought to the classroom so we can do some safe introductions (for Pre-K– 8th)

3rd-5th Grade — Compassion and Responsibility:
Play it Safe

Play it Safe–Discusses dog behavior and how to avoid situations that may result in a dog bite. A dog will be brought to the classroom so we can do some safe introductions. (for Pre-K– 8th)

Barnyard Gossip This exercise encourages students to take a closer look at what they think they know about farm animals and discover some fascinating truths.
Too Much of a Good Thing Emphasizes the importance of spaying and neutering companion animals. The kids will participate in an activity to help illustrate the problem of pet overpopulation.
Share our World (two classroom visits) The first visit involves a short video, a sound guessing game and a few written activities to explore the amazing world of animals and the feelings they share with humans. The second visit explores the idea of the Golden Rule and how it applies to all living beings. Students will see a short video and then be asked to evaluate some animal situations and pictures using the Golden Rule.
3rd-5th Grade — Respect and Stewardship of Wild Animals and the Environment:
Ocean Kin Focuses on the marine mammals of the Monterey Bay and how we can live harmoniously with them and respect their habitat.
Share our World (two classroom visits) The first visit involves a short video, a sound guessing game and a few written activities to explore the amazing world of animals and the feelings they share with humans. The second visit explores the idea of the Golden Rule and how it applies to all living beings. Students will see a short video and then be asked to evaluate some animal situations and pictures using the Golden Rule.
6th-12th — Respect and Stewardship of Animals and the Environment:
Animal Issues Explores the many different hidden interactions we have with animals in our society. Students will be asked to consider their opinions on such topics as the use of animals for food, clothing, science, and entertainment
Careers with Animals Discusses the different job opportunities working with or for animals. Gives information about education and requirements as well as salary expectations.
Pet Care

Students will recognize that animals of various species and breeds have distinctive needs and will learn to evaluate how lifestyles, homes, income and other factors should match the needs of a particular animal when choosing a pet.  Students will work in small groups for this lesson.