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Case studies will be presented to students to look at how the organisation helps animals in their local community and how the students themselves can help animals.Duration: 30 -45 minutesGroup size: Any number of students or classesCurriculum linksHistory: HT3-3 identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian societySustainability & PetsWith over 60 per cent of Australian households with one or more pets, it is important to look at the impact our furry friends have on the environment. This program will cover the various ways we can lessen our pets’ carbon footprint including:Reusable and DIY enrichmentRecycled litterNon-plastic poo bagsKeeping cats indoorsDuration: 30 minutesGroup size: Any number of classesCurriculum linksHistory: HT3-3 identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian societyCats in the CommunityRSPCA NSW had 15,688 kittens and cats come through our shelter doors in the last financial year, so we’re always finding ways to advocate for their rehoming and protection.Students will learn about the impact of stray and semi-owned cats in the local community and environment. We will also explore before and after cat cruelty cases. Importantly, we will discuss the ways in which students can help improve the welfare for felines in the community.Duration: 45 minutesGroup size: 1-2 classesCurriculum linksScience: ST3-4LW-S examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living thingsAnimal Welfare Campaign: Should animals be kept in cages?This program can be used as stimulus for a persuasive text module in the classroom and will present the views and policies of RSPCA NSW on the following examples of animals in cages:Caged hens laying eggsPuppies caged in puppy factoriesExotic animals kept in cages for circus entertainmentDuration: 45 minutesGroup size: 1-2 classesCurriculum linksEnglish: EN3-7C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing textsAnimal Welfare Campaign: Humane foodMore and more people are questioning where their food comes from – and rightly so. This program will discuss the various farming systems that produce our eggs, chicken meat and pork, including:Caged freeBarn laidFree-range systemsRSPCA Approved Farming scheme will also be discussed as more animal welfare options become available, therefore equipping students with the knowledge to make more humane choices while browsing the supermarket shelves.Duration: 40 minutesClass size: 1-2 classesCurriculum linksScience: ST3-5LW-T explains how food and fibre are produced sustainably in managed environments for health and nutrition Frequently asked questionsDo you bring live animals to school incursions?The welfare of our shelter animals is paramount, so we do not bring live animals to our incursions. We do use life-size plush animals to complement our messages.Do you charge fees for your incursions?We don’t have set fees for our incursions, but as a charity we do ask for a donation. This may be monetary such as a gold coin per student or a collection of items for our shelter animals such a bedding, treats or toys.How can I get in contact with the RSPCA NSW Education team?Please email our Education team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 02 9782 4478.