HELPING TEACHERS INSPIRE COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS, PEOPLE & THE ENVIRONMENT
This guest blog comes from Shelby Wong, a first year public relations student at Mount Royal University and Alberta SPCA education volunteer. She loves writing, considers herself a “dog person”, and can be found somewhere in the Rocky Mountains during her free time.
We are excited to be taking part in the Aggie Days Calgary at the BMO Center from Wednesday, April 8th to Sunday, April 12th!
Aggie Days is popular program that aims to educate elementary school students and the general public about the role of agriculture in our everyday lives. The interactive displays, exhibits and activities allow participants to have a hands-on experience learning about where food comes from.
This year, we have expanded our booth and are offering even more ways to learn about animal care and welfare!
Students can challenge friends to a board game race by answering questions about farm animals, pets, and wildlife. Students can also play an interactive iPad quiz game to test their animal smarts to learn interesting facts about animals. Those who participate will get a “Kindness Counts” button to take home.
Additionally, participants who visit the Alberta SPCA booth can get their picture taken in our “Kindness Counts” photo booth. We encourage everyone to share their pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr using the #kindnesscounts hashtag.
The event is closed to the public, but open to registered schools on Wednesday April 8 – Friday April 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aggie Days invites the public out on the weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come visit our booth and join in on the fun – we hope to see you there!
For more information, please visit the Aggie Days website. Follow us on Twitter @evrylivingthing for posts throughout the event!