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Guided tours of both of the Bucks County SPCA shelters are available for interested groups. This 45 minute tour will teach attendees about our shelters and the animals we help, as well as how they can help animals in our community. Tours held for Boy and Girl Scout troops include information and lessons that are required for badges that the scouts will earn. If your group has a specific topic that they need to learn about, please be sure to let us know when scheduling your tour. Educational materials can be provided to attendees upon request. Tours are only held during our normal weekday operating hours. Please be sure to schedule your tour at least 30 days in advance. Direct interactions with the animals at our shelters during the tour cannot be guaranteed.
Classroom Presentations and School Assemblies
The Bucks County SPCA is happy to bring our Humane Education Programs to your classroom or school. Each program is tailored to meet the age group it is being presented to as well as Pennsylvania’s Education Standards for character development. Classroom presentations and school assemblies are available for all grades from pre-school through college level on a wide variety of topics, including:
Who is Bucks County SPCA?
Our introductory program focuses on life around our shelters. This program will offer a glimpse into the life of an animal at our shelters, from sign in to adoption, employees and volunteers hard at work, and other aspects of our jobs. It is a great way to introduce kids and adults to shelter life, and teach them that a shelter is not necessarily sad and scary.
Pet Care Basics
Whether you own a pet already or are looking to get one this program will teach students the basics of being a good pet owner. Being responsible not only covers the care of most pets, but what you need to do to keep your animal safe, as well as what you should consider before adopting a pet.
The Cost of Pet Ownership (math based lesson)
This program is designed to teach children (and adults), the costs associated with pet ownership. This math based program can be adjusted to all age groups and skill levels. Let’s Do The Math is a great companion lesson for Responsible Pet Ownership.
Safety Around Animals
Our Safety Around Animals program will teach students how to be safe around animals that they may be unfamiliar with. This lesson is one that can be learned by all age groups, and is taught with every program given.
Companion Animal Laws
Do you know that there are many laws governing the ownership of companion animals in Pennsylvania? This program, led by a humane society police officer, will provide lessons on animal law history, Pennsylvania’s animal laws, and how you can affect change in those laws.
Each year the Bucks County SPCA hosts kids in grades 3-6 for an animal and fun filled week. Camp SPCA lets kids:
- Understand the animals at our shelter and in our community.
- Learn how to be a responsible pet owner.
- Find out about volunteering and helping animals in our community.
- Enjoy crafts that will help the animals at our shelter or pets at home.
- Learn new games, have fun & make lots of new friends.
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