Dr. Shelly Volsche
The Idaho Humane Society previously had a Junior Vet Tech camp for 5thand 6thgrade students, however it lacked discussion in animal behavior and body language, important topics in keeping animals and humans safe. We proposed a 2-hour workshop that includes discussion on body language, Fear Free© handling techniques, observations of animals in shelter, and opportunities to practice skills taught during the workshop. Dependent on the success of this workshop, we are prepared to design and launch a series of career related themes in collaboration with the Idaho Humane Society.
Hedelius, Hannah, "Humane Education Curriculum Encourages Concern in Animal Wellbeing and Increases Public Engagement with Local Shelters" (2022). 2022 Undergraduate Research Showcase. 63.