Animals are all around us. From the wildlife outside our windows to the food we eat and of course the pets we welcome into our families. The needs and feelings of animals and humans overlap; we are not too different from one another.
The Animal Heroes unit of learning looks at why it is important to respect living creatures, and the laws in place to help protect them. Students will discover the role of RSPCA Victoria as a community organisation, an animal shelter and law enforcement agency.
Farm Animal Rescue - LIVE Barn Session
Book in a LIVE class with an RSPCA Educator to meet one of our beautiful cows, a rescued pony and some of our woollier paddock animals and find out how they arrived at RSPCA and what we do in taking care for them. Don’t just watch, we love to respond to your comments and questions in real time.
Small Pets - Big ResponsibilityLIVE lesson Guinea pigs and rabbits have needs and feelings just like us. Let us introduce your students to some of our smallest RSPCA education animals. Discover what they need to be happy and healthy and how their care compares with other animals. Your students can ask and answer questions in real time via moderated chat function.
RSPCA Inspector for Day – LIVE Lesson and co-operative brainstorming activity
Have you ever wanted to find out about the role of an RSPCA Inspector? These animal police officers have an important job in responding to reports of animal cruelty and neglect. This activity gives students the opportunity to step into the boots of an RSPCA Inspector and identify the basic needs of animals and work collaboratively to discover where these have been neglected.
Learning Areas and Capabilities:
ENGLISH · Reading and viewing · Speaking and listening · Writing
SCIENCE · Science understanding: Biological sciences
ETHICAL CAPABILITY · Understanding concepts · Decision making and actions
CRITICAL and CREATIVE THINKING · Questions and possibilities · Reasoning · Meta Cognition
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL CAPABILITY · Self-awareness and management · Social Awareness and Management
CIVICS AND CITZENSHIP · Laws and citizens · Citizenship, Diversity and Identity
What you will need to participate:
Teachers (students in times of remote learning) will need a device that enables them to connect to the internet and access audio/visual content. Real time Q&A can occur via a live and moderated chat window.
ZOOM* – We will send a ZOOM webinar link and password to the booking person and they can share that with their students.
Find local RSPCA
AEC terms of reference
RSPCA Pets Place
Pets for adoption
Adopting from us
Kittens in pairs
Pets in apartments
|Health and behaviour
Cats and kittens
Dogs and puppies
Horses and ponies
Mice and rats
Reptiles and frogs
RSPCA Pet Insurance
Dogs in hot cars
Lost and found
Report a lost pet
First aid for pets
Mobile Animal Care Unit (MAC)