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About our Education Visits
Education gives us a way to encourage the humane treatment of all animals through interaction, sharing information, stories and fun activities. We believe that through education we will help to improve the lives of animals in our homes and communities today and for generations to come. It is a vital component in our purpose of preventing cruelty to animals.
Our Education Officer can visit your school and give a 30-50 minute presentation about animal related topics such as:
- The role and history of the SPCA.
- How to care for animals – covering the ‘5 Freedoms’ and basic needs of all animals.
- Animal behaviour.
- Animal ownership, welfare and responsibility.
- The role of the community in animal welfare.
- Overview of the SPCA Education Programme to school staff.
- Supporting the units within the SPCA Education Programme.
Early Childhood Education
For pre-schoolers, we have a short presentation held at the animal centre in Greerton.
This will cover the basic needs of the animals – the ‘Five Freedoms’, interactive activities that will engage and interest this age group, and will include a tour of the animal centre.
Presentations can be delivered at our Tauranga SPCA Centre in Greerton. A guided tour is given, including some of the different areas where the animals are housed.
This full immersion learning experience offers opportunities for hands-on, up close contact with a variety of animals in our care.
Presentations to Organisations, groups, learning institutes and clubs
Each presentation is tailored to fit the appropriate age group, with key messages including:
- Basic needs of animals, the ‘Five Freedoms’.
- What the SPCA does.
- How to keep animal populations low.
- The Animal Welfare Act 1999 and complaints within our community. This includes animal welfare, outlining the minimum standards of care for all animals.
Extra Information for all presentations
Presentations can include Powerpoints, stories and interactive resources. If required, a specially selected SPCA animal can be brought along to tell their tale.
Animal interaction is included in class visits.
All educational presentations are free of charge, although donations are gratefully accepted.