Roots & Shoots Meeting #6

By |2019-04-23T15:54:36-07:00April 23, 2019|Blog, Humane Education, Other|

Senior Roots & Shoots / Student Advocates Club On Tuesday our senior group took a field trip to a Novato resident's property to see bee boxes. Two of Marin Humane's volunteers, Bonnie and Gary, run Bonnie Bee & Company - A company that is "committed to providing a local source for bees and reliable support (through classes, private lessons and hive management) for area beekeepers." Bonnie and Gary outfitted us with protective gear (a range of full bee suits to just hoods depending on our comfort level) and we spent 45 minutes learning about bees! Did [...]

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Student Advocates Club Stuffs Dog Kongs

By |2019-03-08T14:19:14-08:00February 26, 2019|Blog, Humane Education|

Today the Student Advocates Club began our meeting by sharing some articles about animals in the news. Students reported on current legislation regarding animal cruelty and a tiger that was dumped in an abandoned house among other topics. Our project to help the shelter was stuffing dog kongs. Kongs are considered dog enrichment because they provide dogs with something to do while they are alone in their rooms. Chewing and licking are two ways that dogs relieve stress. At the shelter, we fill the kongs mostly with dry kibble and top them off with wet food. [...]

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Student Advocates Club: Becoming Solutionaries

By |2019-02-01T17:12:52-08:00January 22, 2019|Blog, Humane Education|

The Student Advocates Club, formerly known as the Senior Roots and Shoots Club, aims to promote animal advocacy from our participants. I am currently participating in a professional development course to learn more about Solutionary Programs. I thought the content I am learning in this course, which is generally used in middle and high school classrooms, would greatly benefit our students at Marin Humane. I will give updates on how this course is progressing. This group knows they are my trial group to see if this curriculum would enhance Marin Humane's education department. For our first [...]

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