Our certified teacher volunteers work with our Director of Education and parents of students from elementary through college levels to devise curriculum activities that can be completed with the animals here at the sanctuary — for example learning math by using formulas to calculate animals’ body weights. This is an especially effective way to reach students with learning disabilities or other special needs. We also partner with teachers to provide confidence and skill building activities for children with special needs.
Additionally, we host several student groups and clubs! We currently have a number of students from ages 12-17, working on volunteer projects with their ecology, animal welfare, girl scout, boy scout, and other student clubs.
We also happily create workshops for children on dealing with bullies, nutrition and taking care of ourselves, organic gardening, building self esteem, and more.
As always, school visits are always a fun educational option. We also visit schools ourselves to tell stories that teach children about farm animals and the environment.