To schedule a visit from the APS of Durham’s Education Department, please call 919-560-0640 ext 221 or e-mail us at email@example.com. 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.
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!
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.
Shelter tours for groups
Teachers & groups may schedule a visit to the APS of Durham/Durham County Animal Shelter. Students will learn about shelter operations, including how animals come to the shelter, how they’re adopted or reclaimed by the families (or their owners) and the pet overpopulation problem.
Students will receive a tour of the shelter and also may be given the opportunity to play with a shelter dog or cat after learning about the shelter’s safety rules.