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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.

Ages 11-18

Engaging presentations for children from professionals in animal-related fields. Sign up for the series or pick one presentation .Register for the series for $100 per attendee or one presentation for $15.

 DatePresenter/Career                                           Organization
June 10thSue Aikman- Dog TrainerBelly Rub Klub
June 17th Natasha Fischer- Zoo KeeperCosley Zoo
June 24th Christina Anderson- Animal Caretaker DuPage County Animal Care and Control
July 1st Kelly Cain Lewis- Veterinary Technician Animal Care Clinic
July 8th Stephanie Touzalin- Naturalist Willowbrook Wildlife Center
July 15th Dr. Nevis- veterinarian Willowbrook Wildlife Center
July 22nd Carrie Capes- Therapeutic Riding Instructor HorsePower
July 29th Officer Anthony- Animal Control Officer DuPage County Care and Control

Are You Ready For a Pet?- June 22nd from 10am-4pm.

Ages 8-12

Learn about responsible pet ownership and what common household pets need to be happy through a one day educational event featuring animal themed games, story time, and animal interactions. $50 registration fee per child.

Adopt, Don't Shop- July18th from 1pm-4pm.

Ages 10-12

Where did that cute puppy in the window come from? Find out at our Adopt, Don't Shop event. The PuppyMill Project will be presenting on the reality of puppy mills and the benefits of adoption. Register for $35 per child.

Bullied Breeds-August 3rd, Time TBA

Ages 13-15

Delve into the world of dog fighting and explore the harm of stereotypes for humans and animals. Peace for Pits 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.

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


To register, please complete and return a registration form,  and waiver at least 2 weeks 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 or 630-407-2808 with any questions.

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