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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Humane Education Programs

DuPage County Animal Care and Control's Public Education Department

New Summer 2016 Educational Programs

DuPage County Animal Care and Control is excited offer a variety of brand new educational programming over the summer of 2016.  Programs offer animal-related educational activities such as; games, crafts, animal interaction, and guest speakers from other animal- related fields.

Career Exploration Series. Every Friday June 10th- July 29th from 1pm-2pm.

Open to all ages! Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Engaging presentations for children from professionals in animal-related fields. Is your child interested in a career with animals? This is their chance to learn what this professions are really like!  Sign up for the series or pick one presentation. Register for the series for $100 per attendee or one presentation for $15.

 DatePresenter/CareerOrganization Presentation
June 10thSue Aikman- Dog TrainerBelly Rub Klub Want to be a Dog Trainer?
June 17th Natasha Fischer- Zoo KeeperCosley Zoo  Want to be a Zookeeper?
June 24th Christina Anderson- Animal Caretaker DuPage County Animal Care and Control Want to be an Animal Caretaker?
July 1st Kelly Cain Lewis- Veterinary Technician Animal Care Clinic   Want to be a Vet Tech?
July 8th Stephanie Touzalin- Naturalist Willowbrook Wildlife Center Want to be a Naturalist?
July 15th Dr. Nevis- veterinarian Willowbrook Wildlife Center Want to be a Veterinarian?
July 22nd Carrie Capes- Therapeutic Riding Instructor HorsePower   Want to be a Therapeutic Riding Instructor?
July 29th Officer Anthony- Animal Control Officer DuPage County Care and Control   Want to be an Animal Control Officer?

 

Bullied Breeds-Postponed Until October, Date TBA

All ages welcome. The program is geared towards children ages 13-15, children under 12 are welcome with a parent.

Delve into the world of dog fighting and explore the harm of stereotypes for humans and animals. Pits for Patriots will visit to demonstrate the loving, helpful nature of bully breeds. Register for $50 per child.

 

Animal Tales Series- June 16th- August 11th. 12pm-1pm

Ages 5-10

Once a week animal-themed story time and activity designed to teach children about responsible pet ownership, animal welfare, and animal safety. Register for $60 per child for the whole series or $10 for one session.

Date Book TitleActivity
June 16th Don't Lick the Dog Safe Interactions with Dogs Exercise
June 23rd KoKo Cat, Inside and Out Outside Cat Game
June 30th Buddy Unchained Create a Proper Pet Home
July 7th The Lorax Make a Lorax Flower Pot
July 14th Each Living Thing Each Living Thing Bingo
July 21st Call the Horse Lucky Decorate a Horse Shoe Picture Frame
July 28th It's Raining Cats and Cats Make Cat Toys for Shelter Cats
August 4th The Forgotten Rabbit Make Rabbit Toys for Shelter Rabbits
 August 11th     Before You Were Mine Make Cage Cards for Shelter Dogs

 

Registration

To register, please complete and return a registration form,  and waiver at least 2 days prior to the program start date to:

DuPage County Animal Care and Control 
Attn: Andy Salis
120 N. County Farm Rd. 
Wheaton, IL 60187

Payment is due at time of registration. Payment can be made in person, over the phone with a credit card, or through mail with a check. Please contact our Humane Educator Andy Salis at Andrea.Salis@dupageco.org or 630-407-2808 with any questions.

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Registration

Animal Education Programs

To register, please complete and return a registration form, and waiver at least 2 days prior to the program start date to:

DuPage County Animal Care and Control
Attn: Andy Salis
120 N. County Farm Rd.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Payment is due at time of registration