Part of the mission of BTS is to educate people about the importance of spaying and neutering animals to reduce the pet overpopulation problem here in Tallahassee. This summer we have launched our education program and have been given the opportunity to reach almost 1,000 kids at various city park camps and school camps all over Tallahassee. This has been such a wonderful experience for everyone involved. The children have been great listeners and seem to really be interested in this pet overpopulation problem that we have right here in our hometown. Our curriculum is very kid-friendly since the ages of these children vary greatly.
Our Kid-Friendly Curriculum
Problem-Explain pet overpopulation problem of too many animals that have to be euthanized. (For 6th grade and older. There is an alternate explanation if under 6th grade).
Statistics-From the Leon County Animal Services Center. In 2009, of the more than 11,000 intakes, over 50% had to be euthanized-6,000 animals.
Solution-Spay or neuter surgery is the only real way to “fix” this problem.
Help-Tell the kids what they can do to help.
Take questions and discussions.
Hand out goody bags.
At the end of our presentation we hand out goody bags that include our brochure so they can share with their family or others in need, glow in the dark wristbands with our name and spay/neuter pets message, and candy. The children are always very excited to receive these. Hopefully we are reaching the kids and adults in their lives so that we can all work together to help this pet overpopulation problem here in Tallahassee.
If you would like us to come to your camp or school to present our program, please contact us at 545-2043 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.