A growing body of research shows that children who are supported in their love for animals tend to generalize and project that love to other living things, such as plants and nature. Research also shows that when children are encouraged to care for animals, they tend to be more sensitive and caring toward other people as well.

Here’s a great way to enhance or introduce that love of animals; Enroll them on their days off in St. Hubert’s Virtual Kids’ Fall Day Camps. Edison residents at  Edison Woods, Edison Woods Senior 55+, Edison Village, Blueberry Village, & Rivendell Heights will find these courses to be just the kind of programming their young ones really enjoy while enriching them in charachter.  Take a look at their offerings right here;

Adventures in Animal Control

NOVEMBER 5TH 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (GRADES 3-8)
If your youngster has ever thought about working with animals one day, the dedicated Animal Control Officers at St. Huberts will share some exciting stories from working in the field, thinking on their feet, and helping both domestic animals and wildlife everyday.  View footage of some of their ‘boots on the ground’ work as they share exciting details of each case.

The Nose Knows: Dogs with Jobs

NOVEMBER 5TH 12:00 PM -2:00 PM (GRADES 6-12)
Did you know that a dogs most highly sensitive and powerful tool is its’ nose?  Learn how you can practice some ‘nosework’ with your own dog when you meet with the good folks at the Working Dogs for Conservation, who train and work with dogs that help protect wildlife and wild places.

Animal Art: Rainbow Rescues 

NOVEMBER 6TH 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (GRADES 3-10)
An expert art instructor will teach basic techniques for painting a one of kind replica of your favorite pet. You’ll create a rainbow painting of a favorite companion animal. Note: Click here for directions to pick up your art supply kit from St. Huberts  Madison location.  

Animal Law in New Jersey

NOVEMBER 6TH 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (GRADES 6-12)
Being an activist for animals requires young animal advocates to learn about important issues currently facing animals in the legal system.  Union County’s Assistant Prosecutor will share her experiences working cases involving animals in NJ.  Also meet a hoarding case survivor and her pet parent and learn about their road to recovery.

To register for these courses, click here to select which course(s) work best for your student. 

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