Indiana State Standards addressed in virtual tours, shelter tours and classroom programs:
Social Studies: 1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2, 5.2 Civics and Government
1.4, 2.4, 3.4, 4.4, 5.4 Economics
(PK- 5) Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Wellness
1. Sensory Motor Integration: 1A. Students demonstrate an understanding of body awareness and sensations in the body.
2. Insight: 2A. Students identify a wide range of emotions.
3. Connection: 5B. Students demonstrate care and concern for others.
4. Critical Thinking: 6B. Students understand the decision-making process.
Our virtual and in-person tours offer an overview of the shelter and are filled with education about what a municipal shelter does to help the citizens and animals in our community. Your students will meet animals we care for, learn about their journey through the shelter and what care they receive to get ready for their furever home. Our mission is to teach the next generation of pet owners kindness, compassion, empathy and important ways to stay safe around pets. Join us!
EXPLORE THE SHELTER
We'll kick off the tour by learning about Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control as we move through the adoption center. Your students will learn about the different careers at the shelter, how animals end up at the shelter, what types of animals we see and how we work to get them into a loving home!
MEET SOME FURRY FRIENDS
No trip to the shelter (even a virtual one) is complete without meeting some of the adorable furry friends waiting on to get adopted! We'll introduce your class to a variety of animals we think they'll absolutely love.
DO AN ACTIVITY
Learning a new language is always fun and we think your class will love to learn to speak "dog"! Understanding how dogs communicate with us is a vital part of learning to stay safe around animals. We've created a fun, interactive activity for your animal advocates!
TIME FOR QUESTIONS
We'll be open to answer any questions you or your class has about the shelter!