Special Instructions For Schools That Visit...
We love having school classes, scouts and youth groups visit The Wild Animal Sanctuary! When young people visit and learn about the Captive Wildlife Crisis and the Sanctuary’s work to address it, we are planting seeds that will bear fruit in the consciousness of future generations. Teaching all children that majestic animals are not “pets”… are not products… are not entertainment... and should be helped whenever others mistreat them... is one of the most important things teachers and parents can do.
They are some of the most magnificent creatures on Earth, and for that, they deserve our respect.
School classes of all kinds are welcome to become special supporters through the Sanctuary’s education program. Teachers, aides and parents are responsible for helping their students learn about the Captive Wildlife Crisis prior to visiting the Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary’s Animal Ambassador Program will send a highly specialized teaching kit to the school in order to help instruct and prepare the students to visit. Once the school has completed the teaching and support portions of the program, the students can then visit the Sanctuary in order to complete the learning process and see the animals they support.
If your school, scout or youth group is not in Colorado, but still wishes to learn about and help the captive wild animals, we are happy to discuss with teachers how classes in locations remote to the Sanctuary can get involved. The internet, power point presentations and DVD’s about the Sanctuary’s animals have made it possible for students to learn about the Captive Wildlife Crisis, no matter where they live. Students as far as thousands of miles away from the Sanctuary have raised awareness, done fundraisers and adopted animals via our Animal Adoption Program.
If you have questions or would like to discuss ideas about how your class, school, home school, or other education-related group can get involved in learning about and helping the animals at The Wild Animal Sanctuary, please give us a call at 303-536-0118 – we’d love to hear from you!