A Fun and Free Class for Youngsters ages 6 to 16 About Pets Monday, September 22, 2014

Youngsters can learn about pets and perform pretend animal surgery

Youngsters can learn about pets and perform pretend animal surgery

A wonderful opportunity for youngsters ages 6 to 16 is coming up Monday, September 22, 2014 at the Saint Louis County Library headquarters at 1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard across from Plaza Frontenac. The fun and interactive class entitled “Litter Patrol “allows students to learn they have the power and choice to make a difference. Participants will interact with humane educators including Jennifer Blome and Kelly Jackson. The free class shares information about pet overpopulation and includes the opportunity for youngsters to put on scrubs and perform spay surgery on stuffed animals.

This class is just one of more than two dozen education programs offered through the Animal Protective Association of Missouri for people of all ages to understand and care for animals by fostering responsibility, respect, compassion and empathy. through:
• increasing understanding of animals and their needs
• educating the public on the importance of animal issues and how they affect society
• emphasizing the connection between pets and people in our daily lives
• teaching the basics of safety around animals to ensure positive human-animal interactions

APA Director of Humane Education Jennifer Blome explains sessions in animal welfare and safety teach compassion and kindness to make in-roads to a more humane tomorrow, “As humane educators, we teach children respect, responsibility and kindness- for animals and people alike. We teach children they have a voice and a choice to make the world a better place.”

The APA can offer classes at their shelter or at your location. Programs at the shelter include a tour with animal petting. All presentations include take-home educational materials. Classes range from 20 minutes to two hours and can be tailored to suit your needs. The school age classes are aligned with Missouri Grade Level Expectations. The APA can also partner with you on a service learning project.

You can sign up your youngster for the September 22nd session at http://www.slcl.org/animal-safety.

If you would like to schedule humane education speaker or class at your civic group, church, school, daycare, scout troop, senior center or other event visit http://www.apamo.org and look for the “Education” tab at the top.

Humane educators Jennifer Blome,  Kelly Jackson and Lesa Davis prepare for Litter Patrol Class!

Humane educators Jennifer Blome, Kelly Jackson and Lesa Davis prepare for Litter Patrol Class!

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