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Pets in the Classroom is an educational grants program that promotes responsible pet ownership in young people.
The program has most recently gotten 10 aquariums for Green Chimneys, a non-profit that helps kids with emotional, behavioral, social and learning problems.
All with the help of animals!
Sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, Pets in the Classroom wants to get to kids as early as possible (pre-K) and make sure that children are able to develop good relationships with animals and learn responsible pet care.
Because kids can often relate to animals much easier than they can to people, especially if they have social disorders, the animals can play an integral role in helping these children.
Ryan Johnson, a therapeutic specialist at Green Chimneys, talked about their new aquariums, saying:
"My mission was to create a calming and therapeutic environment for the children of Green Chimneys. In my experience with our young people, an unspoken intervention often has more of an impact on a distressed student. Fish tanks create a calming environment without use of words."
To learn more about the Pets in the Classroom grant program you can check it out HERE.
We definitely think more pets in the classroom is a great idea!
A great idea!
There are many ways elementary school children benefit from pet companionship. Pets can teach compassion, responsibility and ignites curiosity and respect forabout animals and their habitats.
That's why PetSmart is GIVING AWAY (like, for free) animals to teachers who want them!
The pet retail chain is now offering a “Pets in the Classroom” grant for elementary (pre-K through 6th) grade teachers of both public and private schools. The program will cover all the expenses for a classroom specialty pet and habitat.
Grants are available in the following categories through your local PetSmart store: Hamster, Guinea Pig, Fish, Bearded Dragon and Leopard Gecko. So yeah, you can get a dragon in your classroom!
There is no excuses for ANY elementary school teacher not to get one!
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OMG, guys! Summer is almost over!
As humans prepare for the fall by getting bummed out, shopping for the next season and going back to school or work, it's important to help our furry loved ones transition as well!
Here are some tips on how to help your pet beat the "Back to School Blues" from the CEO and Founder of Camp Bow Wow Heidi Ganahl:
1. Durning the summer you (and possibly your kids) have more time to spend with your pet. Before the school season begins, provide your pets with some “alone time” by separating your kids from your pet for a while each day.
2. Give him/her a blanket or t-shirt that has your scent on it. The familiar smell may calm him down, while giving him something to cuddle while everyone is gone. (AW!!)
3. Leave some interactive toys for your pet to play with while you’re away.
4. Ask your kids to spend some quality time with their pet when they return home from school.
5. If you are going to be out of the house for many hours, bring your dog to a nearby Camp Bow Wow location, OR If you prefer to keep your dog at home, hire a Home Buddies Caregiver to spend time with your pup
A bunch of British students camping in Norway, were attacked by polar bear.
The attack killed a 17-year-old boy and injured four other teens.
The trips organizer, the British Schools Exploring Society, said two of the wounded were hospitalized with severe injuries and that campers were part of a trip of 80 people, most of them between 16 and 23.
Members of the expedition were spending either 3 or 5 weeks in the Arctic, and had each paid between $3,280 - $4,900 to join the trip.
The place in Norway where the attack happened is home to about 2,400 people and 3,000 polar bears.
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