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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

Humane Education Programs Fall 2016

DuPage County Animal Care and Control's Public Education Department

Humane Heroes

Humane Heroes is a six-week after school program available to children ages 8-12. Each six-week session will focus on responsible pet ownership, safety around animals, and animal welfare, but will also incorporate topics such as; endangered animals, animal habitats,and much more!

Two sessions of Humane Heroes will be offered this fall. Each class will meet on Wednesdays from 4-5:30 p.m. for six weeks. The registration fee is $75 per child. Registration must be completed at least two weeks prior to the start of the program. A registration form (found on the right side of this page) can be downloaded and returned in person or mailed to 120 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187. Attn: Education Department.

2016 Humane Heroes Session Dates:

  • Session 1: Sept. 7,14, 21, 28/ Oct. 5, 12
  • Session 2: Oct. 26/ Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30/ Dec. 7

Tiny Tots Tuesday

Children 4-6  (and our shelter animals!) will love hearing animal themed stories and learning about animal safety and our adoptable animals at Tiny Tots Tuesday! Story time will be held every Tuesday from 12-12:30 p.m. Guaranteed to entertain children and animals alike!

Story time will be held every Tuesday from September 6th- November 29th. Sign up for one visit of the entire session. The registration fee is $5 for a single visit or $50 for the whole series. Registration must be completed at least two days prior to the story time date you wish to attend. A registration form (found on the right side of this page) can be downloaded and returned in person or mailed to 120 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187. Attn: Education Department.

Animal Tales

A once-a-week animal-themed story and activity time designed to teach children about responsible pet ownership, animal welfare, and animal safety. Age appropriate animal-themed stories will be read each week and a related activity or craft will be completed after.

Two sessions of Animal Tales will be offered this fall. Each class will meet on Fridays from 4-5:00 p.m. for six weeks. The registration fee is $60 per child. Registration must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. A registration form (found on the right side of this page) can be downloaded and returned in person or mailed to 120 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187. Attn: Education Department.

2016 Animal Tales Session Dates

  • Session 1: Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30/ Oct. 7
  • Session 2: Oct. 14, 21, 28/ Nov. 4, 18/ Dec. 2

One Day Educational Events will be offered throughout the Fall season. 

 Bullied Breeds-Postponed Until October, Date TBA

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

First it was the Bloodhound, then the German Shepherd, the Doberman, the Rottweiler, and now the Pit Bull. Breed stereotyping has a long and painful history. Join Humane Educator Andy Salis for the DCACC Bullied Breeds educational event. Learn about the negative impact of stereotyping on both humans and animals and what we can do to stop the bullying. Pits for Patriots will be visiting to present on their use of bully breeds as service and therapy dogs for veterans. The registration is $50 per attendee, a parent accompanying a child under 12 or under may attend without an additional fee.

 

 

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Registration

Animal Education Programs

To register, please complete and return a registration form, and waiver at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the program for Humane Heroes and Animal Tales and 2 days prior for Tiny Tots Tuesday to:

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

Payment is due at time of registration