Classroom Presentations


To schedule a visit from the APS of Durham’s Education Department, please call 919-560-0640 ext 231 or e-mail us at . We may also bring a child-friendly dog to any presentation upon request!

Please try to schedule programs at least 3-4 weeks in advance. Unless otherwise noted, programs usually last 30-60 minutes.

Our programs are designed to be presented to a group of 30 students or less at a time. However, we will be glad to schedule more programs to accommodate all interested teachers at your school. We can occasionally make an exception by presenting to an assembly-size group, but this is generally not as effective. Education presentations are limited to 3rd Grade (or age 9) through adult in Durham County.

All programs are FREE but we happily accept donations of cash, food, bedding, or other materials on behalf of the homeless animals at our shelter. We are also thrilled to receive animal-related drawings from students!

Sample Presentations*:

Roxie’s Suitcase

Roxie is a super-cool former shelter dog of the APS of Durham. By digging into her Suitcase, kids learn the importance of being a responsible and committed pet owner. They will learn what pets need to be happy and healthy.

Do’s and Don’ts with Animals

Kids learn how to stay safe around animals: what to do if approached by an aggressive dog; the importance of staying away from strange animals and wildlife; how to greet dogs & cats safely.

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Kids focus on the causes and results of the pet overpopulation problem, as well as the solutions.

*Talks can be modified for any age group; lessons can be combined into one session.

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