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.
Are You Ready For a Pet?- June 22nd from 10am-4pm.
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, younger children welcome with a parent
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 From 9AM-3:30PM
Ages 13-15, younger children 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
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 Title||Activity|
|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 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.