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APA School Programs

Education is at the heart of the APA’s mission, and we’re thrilled to offer a large variety of programs that teach the values of animal welfare and healthy emotions. If you’re interested in bringing the APA to your school you can submit a scheduling request

No More Bullying!

Grades 3rd through 5th

Studies show that animal abuse leads to human abuse, which leads to animal abuse. This innovative elementary school bullying and violence prevention program aims to break the cycle early. By conveying the significance of treating all beings with care, it inspires students to live healthier lives and become valuable members of their community.

The No More Bullying program is fully virtual for the 2020/2021 school year. We are partnering with Purina Farms to provide a value-centric interactive curriculum featuring pet-care lessons and activities.  Students will learn about creating positive relationships, managing emotions, and showing compassion for people and animals.  The curriculum is designed to be delivered over one week and classes will have the option to engage in a live Q & A session with a Humane Educator upon completion of the program.

Kids Who Care

This service learning project tasks kids with finding ways to help animals at the APA, such as collecting items from our wish list, making dog treats, or hosting a lemonade stand. The end goal is not just aiding animals, but teaching the value of community and the human-animal bond. Kids are welcome to visit the APA Adoption Center during our open hours to help find inspiration or place items in our donation cart.

Girl Scouts Badge

If your girl scout hopes to have a pet someday, or wants to take better care of a current one, this course will show them the way. In this course, kids learn what different pets need, and how to help them feel healthy, safe, and loved.

Due to COVID-19, The APA is now offering the Brownie Pets Badge via an online class. Scouts can register for this course through our training portal, while larger groups can contact us for a troop discount.

Tuesday Tales

Ages 2 through 5

Tuesday Tales is a weekly storytime designed for our littlest learners. Volunteers lead the event every Tuesday for children and their parents, followed by a brief shelter tour. No reservations are necessary.

During COVID-19, we’ll be posting a new story and activity on Facebook and Twitter  Tuesdays at 10:30am. When it’s safe to do so, we’ll resume in-person sessions at the APA Adoption Center.

Safety With Animals

Grades Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd

In this program, kids are taught how dogs and cats communicate, the safe way to approach a dog, and what to do if crossing paths with a stray animal.

Animal Welfare 101

Adults and students grades 7 and up

This class helps adults and mature students understand how St. Louis’ various animal welfare organizations work together to serve animals and people.

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