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Animals and Science in the Classroom

Gain tips on animal husbandry, animal related activities, games, events and careers!
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Thinking of getting a classroom pet?

Animals in the classroom can bring a sense of excitement and wonder to the learning environment. Although, this is often a common reason for incorporating pets into the classroom research shows that having a pet in the classroom can provide other benefits in addition to making learning fun. When pets are properly loved and cared for in the classroom they not only enhance science or nature lesso...

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Animal Related Career Summer Intensive

The summer is always a hectic time of the year, especially for students!  There are numerous educational opportunities for students to partake in over the summer.  This summer we had our second Animal Related Career Summer Intensive for high school students.  Take a look at what we did...

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Winterizing with animals in mind

Here in Illinois we have had a couple of snow falls already and ultimately it's a slipper slope because with the dramatic decrease in temperature comes blankets of ice!  This means skidding cars, bruised body parts and egos from falls and sore paws for many of our furry friends.  Winter can be brutal on pets and  homeless or wild animals as frostbite and hypothermia are of major concerns.  Many of...

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Giving thanks for our pets

With the Thanksgiving holiday right around the corner we often prepare our homes for friends and family, begin preparing meals or take off for a much needed vacation. However you spend your holiday, don't forget to plan for your pets and animals that live in the classroom. Make sure that animals are not left in the classroom over the holidays. It is best if one person (preferably...

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Ebola Virus Disease and pets

Although there have only been a fewcases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) formerlyknown as Ebola hemorrhagic feverin the United States we remain on red alert when it comes to the disease. While the virus was thought to initially be transmitted byfruit bats (the natural Ebola virus hosts) it has also been found inother animals such as chimpanzees, gorillas, monkeys, forest antelope, porcupines and d...

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4-H Companion Animal Photo and Video Contest

The Companion Animal Community of Practice is pleased to announce 4-H photo and video contest. These contests provide a venue for 4-H members across the nation to express their love of companion animals and demonstrate their photography and video skills. Eligibility: Contest is open to all 4-H and non-4-H youth ages 8-18 years of age as of January 1,...

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teaching students about heartworm, helping them care for their pets

Heartworm disease ( Dirofilaria immitis ) is a preventable but serious and potentially fatal disease. It is caused by a parasitic worm that primarily infects members of the canid family including domesticated dogs and wild canids such as coyotes, wolves, and foxes. The infection is not limited to dogs as it has been documented in other mammals as well, including cats, ferrets, raccoons,...

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