2012 – 2013 Pet Calendar
The Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley
What are the appropriate grade levels:
K to 12
Is there a limit to the number of participants:
We only need one calendar, but multiple classes could collaborate on the project
Is there an opportunity for community service:
Yes – Up to the participants
Is this a new or existing project:
This is a new project.
Estimated project cost:
This would be an entirely new project for the Animal Shelter and the students could have a lot of input in how it all develops. Animal Shelter staff would consult with them on helpful information to include in the calendar so it’s an educational experience for the students and the community. Technical guidance would come either from the class’s teacher or a professional the students ask to volunteer to help with the project. Because there is no time constraint on the project, a class could take as much time as needed to make it a really beautiful end product.
Once the class produces the calendars, they would then find ways to sell them to the community. This would be a great learning experience for them, finding effective ways to market a product, interacting with the public to sell it, and honing their math skills collecting money and making reports on how much they’ve raised and more.
The money would go to support the Paws for Hunger pet food bank that the Animal Shelter started in partnership with The Hunger Coalition. Since it began in April 2009, almost 25,000 pounds of dog and cat food have been distributed to pets in need, helping 146 cats and 227 dogs. Paws for Hunger ensures that, even in times of economic struggle, families will be able to feed their pets instead of facing the terrible decision to have to surrender them to the Animal Shelter. This is better for the people and the pets!
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Classrooms who have adopted this project
The Sage School
6th and 7th