Programs for teens
Programs for teens continue an emphasis on compassion and empathy, and include discussions of community responsibility, projects that can help advance the goals of animal welfare, and discussions of careers working with and for animals.
Specific topics include:
- Managing the pet population to prevent animal homelessness
- Understanding and impacting animal welfare laws
- Scout badges and service learning projects
- Projects that can help promote animal welfare messages
- Why and how to commit to a pet for his or her entire lifetime
- Respect for wildlife, and how, when, and whether to help
- Careers in animal welfare
- After school programs
- Classroom visits aligned with Maryland Standards of Learning
Programs may run from 30 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on the group and the topics of interest. Programs may be tailored to the interests of curriculum of study for the specific classroom or group. In some cases, the MCHS presenter may bring an animal to demonstrate principles of compassion and care.
Programs may be held at MCHS between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. (group sizes are limited, due to space) or at your location in Montgomery County. Programs may be scheduled on weekdays between 10 am and 7:30 pm, and must be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance.
To apply for a group presentation, please use this form.
For more information, please contact Addie Soares, MCHS Humane Educator, (240) 731-0886.
We strongly recommend the completion of service projects as an additional, optional activity for all ages. These projects, such a conducting drives for items on the MCHS wish list, help to reinforce the importance of collaboration between the community and MCHS in caring for the homeless animals in our midst.
Donations may be delivered to MCHS daily between 11 am and 5 pm. No appointment is necessary to drop off your donations. Please be sure to ask for a donation receipt, and complete a visitor form so we can stay in touch with you.
Please coordinate service projects through our Education Director.
Matthew T collected car loads of supplies for our homeless animals as a part of his Eagle Scout project