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Students will learn about the different roles within RSPCA NSW including animal attendants, inspectors and veterinarians. 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 minutes Group size: Any number of students or classes Curriculum links History: HT3-3 identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society Sustainability & Pets With 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 enrichment Recycled litter Non-plastic poo bags Keeping cats indoors Duration: 30 minutes Group size: Any number of classes Curriculum links History: HT3-3 identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society Cats in the Community RSPCA 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 minutes Group size: 1-2 classes Curriculum links Science: ST3-4LW-S examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things Animal 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 eggs Puppies caged in puppy factories Exotic animals kept in cages for circus entertainment Duration: 45 minutes Group size: 1-2 classes Curriculum links English: EN3-7C thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts Animal Welfare Campaign: Humane food More 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 free Barn laid Free-range systems RSPCA 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 minutes Class size: 1-2 classes Curriculum links Science: ST3-5LW-T explains how food and fibre are produced sustainably in managed environments for health and nutrition Interested in an RSPCA education visit? RSPCA NSW runs courses about animal care and welfare for all age groups. Please note, this is NOT a booking. Bookings will be confirmed with you directly by an RSPCA NSW Education team member. Contact Name* First name Last name Email* Phone number*Name of school/institution*What stage best applies to your group*Please selectEarly Stage 1 (Kindergarten)Primary Education Stage 1Primary Education Stage 2Primary Education Stage 3Secondary Education Stage 4Secondary Education Stage 5Secondary Education Stage 6TertiaryNumber of students*Preferred Date #1* Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY Preferred Date #2 Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY Preferred Date #3 Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY Preferred time/s*E.g. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Topic* Dog Safety (suitable for Early Stage 1 to Stage 3) Responsible Pet Ownership (suitable for Early Stage 1 to Stage 3) RSPCA in the Community (suitable for Stage 1 and above) Cats in the Community (suitable for Stage 2 and above) Animal Welfare Campaign: Should animals be kept in cages? (suitable for Stage 3 and above) Animal Welfare Campaign: Humane food (suitable for Stage 3 and above) Careers in the Animal Care Industry (suitable for Stage 4 and above) Please note that not all topics will be suitable for all ages. Our team will be able to give you a better idea of what topics are relevant to your specific group.Cost* Collect a gold coin donation from each student Collect items for your local RSPCA shelter animals Hold a fundraising event at your school (ask us for more ddetails) How did you hear about us?* Website Google Word of mouth Social media Flyer/mail Other Other*Is there anything else we should know? The RSPCA is committed to handling your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). You can read our Collection Notice here. Frequently asked questions Do 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 email@example.com or call us on 02 9782 4478.