Animal Academy

Does your 7-12 year old have a passion for animals? Lollypop Farm Animal Academy is an exciting new extracurricular activity for the virtual learner! Centered around a different animal theme each month, kids will be provided with a variety of live and self-paced educational content. They’ll use a variety of platforms to engage with animal experts, share ideas with their peers, and participate in hands-on at-home activities, all while learning about dogs, cats, horses, pigs, birds, and more!

Monthly Themes

Every month is a different theme and kids will earn a commemorative button each month they participate. Collect them all!

How it works

At the start of the month, you’ll receive a themed, interactive Bitmoji classroom that will provide a variety of fun and educational self-paced activities. Children will be able to interact, share and connect with their peers through a private and secure Class Dojo. Over the course of the month, the interactive classroom will be continually updated with new activities and content based on the interests and questions of the participating children.

Live Learning Opportunities
Over the course of the month, Lollypop Farm will host several live sessions on Zooms with the participants of Animal Academy. Sessions will typically include an animal expert as guest speaker, an animal interaction, and activity! Live sessions will be scheduled for roughly 45 minutes at various times of day to accommodate a variety of schedules. Participants will also receive a link to watch the recorded session if they are unable to attend.

Technology Required for Animal Academy
A computer or smart device with an internet connection
Email
Zoom
Class Dojo
Kahoot

Fee
$55 per month-long, themed education experience
(Scholarships available)
Includes a commemorative Animal Academy button
Every month is a different theme. Collect them all!


Animal Advocates

JANUARY

JUNIOR ANIMAL ADVOCATES

At Animal Academy, we believe in the impact that young people can have on their community. Whether creating a PSA about puppy mills or building a community-cat shelter, every individual effort helps animals in need. Over the course of this session, we will empower participants to become Junior Animal Advocates!
Join us as we investigate several important animal welfare topics, learn from animal welfare professionals, and discover ways we can help homeless animals in need.

Upon completion of this session, participants will earn at least ten hours of community service-learning and a commemorative button!

Live Zoom Sessions:

  • Thursday 1/7/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 1/14/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 1/21/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 1/28/21 at 3:30 PM ET

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Careers with Animals

FEBRUARY

CAREERS WITH ANIMALS

Calling all young animal lovers: Do you want to work with animals when you get older? Ever wonder about career opportunities with animals?

In addition to veterinary medicine, there are many important professionals that work with pets. During this session, we will learn about various careers with animals, the background and education required, and we will even learn from real-life professionals!

Join us as we explore careers in animal welfare including: Veterinary Medicine, Humane Law Enforcement, Animal Adoptions Matchmaking, and even Animal Behavior!

Live Zoom Sessions:

  • Thursday 2/4/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 2/11/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 2/18/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 2/25/21 at 3:30 PM ET

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Careers with Animals

MARCH

PAWS, CLAWS, FUR & FEATHERS!

From potbellied pigs to bearded dragons, angora rabbits to parakeets… pets come in all shapes and sizes! Each and every animal is an individual, with their own unique needs, behaviors, and personalities.

During this session, we will explore what it takes to care for pets of all kinds—furry, feathered, and scaled. Participants will learn about basic animal husbandry, pet health, and how to understand animal behavior. Whether you have a pet, or are just preparing for the future…this is a must-attend for any young animal-lover!

Live Zoom Sessions:

  • Thursday 3/4/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 3/11/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 3/18/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 3/25/21 at 3:30 PM ET

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Springtime at Lollypop

APRIL

SPRINGTIME AT LOLLYPOP

Spring is always a very exciting time of year at Lollypop Farm. As the warm weather invites our farmyard friends back out to play, the dogs from the shelter enjoy long walks with volunteers on the hiking trails, and… KITTENS!

In fact, “Kitten Season” is a term used in the world of animal welfare for the time of year when animal shelters see an increase in the number of kittens surrendered. Although kittens are cute, kitten season can be especially tolling on animal shelters.

Additionally, our shelter has a large increase in the number of community calls that we receive. Sometimes, people ask for help as newborn wildlife, lost and stray pets, and more.

The Animal Academy participants will have the opportunity to learn how the professionals at Lollypop Farm prepare for this busy season, the importance of spay/neutering, AND KITTENS!

Live Zoom Sessions:

  • Thursday 4/1/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 4/8/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 4/15/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 4/22/21 at 3:30 PM ET

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Springtime at Lollypop

MAY

BE KIND TO ANIMALS!

“Be Kind to Animals Week” is the oldest commemorative week in U.S. history and the nation’s longest-running humane education campaign. But why stop at one week?

This year, Animal Academy will celebrate the whole month of May! Participants will explore the wonders of the human-animal bond and have the opportunity to help advocate for pets in need.

Upon completion of this session, participants will earn at least ten hours of community service-learning and a commemorative button!

Live Zoom Sessions:

  • Thursday 5/6/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 5/13/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 5/20/21 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Thursday 5/27/21 at 3:30 PM ET

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