Young people who love animals are invited to take part in upcoming virtual workshops being presented by the BC SPCA on Nov. 20 and 27.
The workshops, which run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., are scheduled to coincide with professional development days in school districts across B.C.
“We are offering two different workshops on each of those days,” explains Paula Neuman, the BC SPCA’s manager of humane education. “The first one, geared towards kids aged 8 through 11, is called Animal Arts and engages participants in fun projects that help them learn more about animals.” The second, targeted towards youth aged 11 to 14, is entitled Animal Careers and teaches participants about different jobs available working with animals.
Neuman says moving from in-person workshops to online presentations during the COVID pandemic has allowed the BC SPCA to reach even more young people across the province.
“The response to our online workshops has been really positive, with consistently high ratings,” she says. “One mother shared that she sat through the workshop with her daughter and learned so much herself. She shared that after the workshop her daughter went through their house checking to see if the products they were using were cruelty free, and she was so pleased to see her daughter inspired to make a difference for animals and the environment.”
Watch the site for after-school and weekend online workshops planned for December as well!