Classroom Presentation Guide

 *Respect and stewardship of wild animals and the environment for PRE-K-2nd grade:
Our Wild NeighborsIntroduces the challenges of living harmoniously with wild animals in our neighborhoods and ways to appreciate them in their natural habitat. (Grades PreK-2nd)
State and National Animal Symbols- Learn to recognize the Californian state animal symbols and U.S. national animal symbols; to understand their significance; to explore why some California animal symbols are now extinct, endangered or threatened. (Grades K-2)
*Compassion and responsibility for PRE-K-2nd grade:
Pet Care 101Students are read a short story about a shelter dog and presented with common pet care items.  They are asked to discuss animals’ needs and how humans can be responsible pet owners.  (Grades PreK-2)
*Respect and stewardship of wild animals and the environment for 3rd-5th grade:
Animal Adaptations, Threats and Rescue (3 classroom visits)– This class aims to identify native animal adaptions to their environment through color, pattern, behavior, defense and diet; to assess threats, patterns and impact to native animal survival; to understand appropriate rescue methods including access to local rescue organizations. (Grades 3-5)
*Compassion and Responsibility for Pre-k-6th grade:
Play it SafeDiscusses how to read dog body language to avoid dangerous situations and have positive canine interactions. (Grades PRE K-6) In-person: A dog will be brought to the classroom for practicing safe introductions.
*Ways to get involved with all types of animals for 6th-12th grade:
Careers with AnimalsDiscusses the different job opportunities working with or for animals. Shares information about education and requirements, as well as salary expectations. (Grades 6-12)