RSPCA NSW runs courses about animal care and welfare for all age groups. 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Due to the ongoing risks associated with COVID-19 in NSW, our School Holiday Program has now gone virtual. We offer 8 different programs that your children can participate in from the comfort of home. Program cost: One hour programs are $10 plus booking fees per participant. Two hour programs are $20 plus booking fees per participant. All virtual programs will be hosted on Zoom. The link will be emailed to registered participants 2 days before the program begins along with a pre-program activity. For more information about each program and to register, click on the links below. ProgramDates and timesLengthAge GuideBook Now Animal HealthTuesday 11 January at 10am Monday 24 January at 2pm2 hours8+Book here Animal TrainingWednesday 12 January at 10am Monday 17 January at 2pm2 hours8+Book here Animal RescueWednesday 12 January at 2pm Monday 17 January at 10am Thursday 20 January at 2pm1 hour8+Book here RSPCA Shelter TourFriday 14 January at 2pm Thursday 20 January at 10am1 hour8+Book here RSPCA NSW TriviaThursday 13 January at 2pm Friday 14 January at 10am1 hour8+Book here Pet CareMonday 10 January at 2pm Tuesday 18 January at 2pm Monday 24 January at 10am1 hour5+Book here Farm animal friends with RSPCA VICTuesday 11 January at 2pm1 hour5+Book here Guinea pig adventures with RSPCA VICWednesday 19 January at 10am1 hour5+Book here Animal Health Get a chance to chat to an RSPCA Vet and Vet Nurse, go on a behind the scenes tour of our RSPCA Veterinary Hospital and learn how you can keep your pets healthy in this two hour session. Animal Training Meet an RSPCA dog trainer where you can learn how to teach your pet some new tricks and ask any dog training questions that have been on the tip of your tongue! We’ll look closely at dog behaviour and even chat about our training our feline friends. Animal Rescue – ages 8+ Did you know that RSPCA NSW has the largest animal enforcement unit in the state? With more than 30 inspectors on the road investigating animal cruelty each day, they rescue animals from all sorts of sticky situations and help countless people better care for their pets. Join us to hear some of their stories first hand, from heroic rescues to some amazing before and after cases. RSPCA shelter tour – ages 8+ No matter what (COVID) challenges are thrown our way, the work at RSPCA never stops. Come along to see what it takes to help thousands of animals every year and tour an RSPCA shelter – you never know which furry friend you’ll meet! Pet Care - ages 5+ Whether you have a pet or want to adopt a pet, this session will be a fun way to learn about everything you need to look after a pet. We’ll go on a scavenger hunt and chat about all things to do with keeping our furry, feathery and scaley friends happy and healthy! RSPCA NSW Trivia – ages 8+ In RSPCA NSW’s 150 year history, we’ve learnt a thing or two about animals and how to help them. What’s the average life expectancy for a Staffordshire Terrier Dog? Do cats really have nine lives? Can a horse sleep while standing up? Bring a pencil and paper and join us for an hour of trivia fun where we throw some crazy and curly questions your way and maybe even have a laugh or two. Farm animal friends with RSPCA VIC - ages 5+ Our organisation works in each state and territory of Australia to provide services to animals through our shelters and inspectorates. Learn about what RSPCA does in NSW to help animals and then join our friends at the RSPCA Education Barn at the RSPCA Victoria Headquarters in Burwood East. We will meet their resident farm animals and hear about their rescue stories. Guinea pig adventures with RSPCA VIC - ages 5+ Our organisation works in each state and territory of Australia to provide services to animals through our shelters and inspectorates. Learn about what RSPCA does in NSW to help animals and then join our friends at the RSPCA Education Barn in Victoria to meet some gorgeous guinea pigs and beautiful bunnies.