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BC SPCA summer camps use play to teach empathy

May 10, 2018

BC SPCA summer camps will return this July and August for another season of animal-themed fun and learning, at 24 locations province-wide. How do BC SPCA summer camps differ from some other camps offered throughout B.C.? Paula Neuman, humane education manager, explains that while camp activities are based in play, all are specially-designed to teach …

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Animals as teachers: How BC SPCA school programs create kind classrooms

Children's hands caress and pet red border collie dog
November 1, 2017

Patience. Responsibility. Unconditional love. Reflect for a moment, and you can undoubtedly recall an important life skill or two that you learned from having pets as a child. “Animals make great teachers,” says Paula Neuman, humane education manager for the BC SPCA. “But not all children have the opportunity to learn about animals at home.” …

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Inside the BC SPCA

September 6, 2016

If you missed it, it’s not too late to view the half-hour special on the BC SPCA produced by our media partner CTV. The special aired during the evening news hour on Monday, Sept. 5 and featured SPCA initiatives such as: Our SPCA Certified farm labeling program; a behind-the-scenes look at Wild ARC, the BC …

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BC SPCA school programs: Humane education resources for teachers

January 1, 2015

As a new year begins, the BC SPCA is encouraging educators to incorporate animal welfare learning into classroom and extra-curricular activities. “The BC SPCA offers a wide range of resources for teachers,” says Paula Neuman, humane education manager for the BC SPCA. “Our goal is to support them in educating students about animal welfare issues …

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