The Oregon Humane Society’s (OHS) Humane Education team has created a set of free virtual programs for students in grades three through nine.
According to Manager Diana MacKenzie, “Our goal is to celebrate the special connection children have with animals while encouraging them to read, write and practice kindness.”
The Remarkable Readers Book Club encourages students to read their favorite book to their pet and send in a photo and brief summary sharing why they chose a certain book. Featured photos will be showcased on the OHS website and Facebook page.
Dear Miss Repecka is an advice column that gives children an opportunity to learn about pet behavior and caring for animals. Also known as a “chicken on a mission,” Miss Repecka knows that Portland is the perfect place to share her knowledge about cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs. Kids can ask about anything – from wagging tails, to hissing and barking. Miss Repecka is bilingual, so Spanish speakers are encouraged to write in.
Be Kind Bingo teaches kids how little acts of kindness can make a big difference. Playing cards are available to download and print. Completed cards can be submitted through June 21 for a prize drawing of a $25 Amazon gift card.
Visit the oregonhumane.org website to find more information about these programs, under the Student Program section of their Services page.