Donkey Sanctuary children rescue foal in India 
Education does work "I'm feeling much better now, thanks to the children & the Donkey Sanctuary vets," says this little donkey. Children in India helped the little foal after having lessons in donkey care from the Donkey Sancutary...  Back in the UK, children learnt about nature & willdife with the RSPB's Big Schools Birdwatch



Teachers Resources & Activities for children

There are many activities for children & learning materials which animal charities have produced for teachers in the classroom.  In many/most cases, charities will take curriculum requirements into account, making life easier for the professional teacher.  The video below has been produced by the Humane Society International to teach children in Viet Nam about rhino conservation.

Here are just some.
  • The Snow Leopard Trust has a teachers' resource you can download called Engaging Students in Conservation: Protecting the Endangered Snow Leopard.
  • The BirdBox Project gives schools a chance to share share video and data streams collected from nesting boxes fitted with video cameras etc. Schools throughout the south east can see nest box activity and share in interactive events. 
  • The Royal Horticultural Society has launched the RHS Campaign for School Gardening.  There's a vegetable of the month, a recipe of the month & lots of help on what you can do in the school garden.  Plus a forum for teachers & staff. Lots of activities for children to do.
  • Be a frog-friendly teacher at Save the Frogs- lots of ideas for teachers of all subjects
  • The WSPA has produced a Bear Necessities Resource for pupils aged 7 - 11 supporting key topics within the literacy curriculum while looking at animal welfare.  They also have an Assembly Plan
  • The International Animal Welfare Education Programme (In Awe) was initiated by the World Society for the Protection of Animals.  The programme works to educate school children aged 5 to 16, teachers, teacher trainers and curriculum developers.   It works with governments, teachers and some member societies to embed animal welfare into the school curriculum of a number of countries in Asia, Latin America & Africa
  • Having a pet in school - advice from the Pet Care Trust
  • Compasson in World Farming has teachers resources you can download for free  (except where stated) for schools, colleges and universities
  • The Avon Wildlife Trust has some great resources for teachers for primary & secondary schools - you can visit their centres, get free resources, create a wildlife friendly school and find out about wild places near you.  Go to Avon WIldlife Trust's Wild Schools site
Events too!
Events taking place to tap into include the
RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch, run each January.  
You'll find everything you need on the RSPB website, with lots of activities for children.  The survey bit takes an hour - the survey is rich with curriculum links - you can do the watch in the school grounds or in a local park, it's up to you. Resources, activities for children, ideas, cross-curricular approach - teachers' feedback - find more about it here
Tackling Phobia of Dogs
Pets as Therapy is well known for its activities for visiting people in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, residential homes and all sorts of places.  They also, however, help children who have phobias of dogs.  Usually their trained volunteers go into schools
to work with the children there.  For more info, visit Pets as Therapy.
Pet Education Resources - this website is an amazing collaboration of pet charities with lots of learning resources for all ages (4 - 16+), plus info on who will come to see you in school and who can help you visit them.  More info