Welcome to the 2020 Spring Session 1 Special Needs Student Program
Saturday Morning Special Needs Class
Saturdays 9:45-10:45am $100
A Program for Special Needs Students
Our Saturday Morning Special Needs Class provides students the opportunity to learn about and interact with our animal friends in a warm, supportive, small-group environment and tailors the lessons to the students’ needs and abilities.
Students will spend five weeks exploring many aspects of veterinary medicine in a hands-on, interactive way. All lessons will be taught at an age-appropriate level. Students should prepare for many special visitors AND unique activities! Our classes are perfect for all students, Pre-K through 12th grade, who love animals, science and learning.
This session will run from the week of March 30th through the week of May 4th.
***Please note – There is no class on April 8,9,10 due to Passover and good Friday – makeup class for those days will be on May 13, 14, 15. There will be no regular classes for Spring Break, April 13th-17th***
Check out this session’s class schedule:
Week 1: Pig Training
Did you know that pigs can be trained much in the same way as dogs? Students will work with our little piglet to teach him good behavior…and a few tricks TOO!
Week 2: Bioluminescence
Did you ever wonder how a firefly glows? Students will learn all about the causes of and reasons for the fascinating phenomenon of bioluminescence! Younger students will create their own glowing creatures and older students will observe and work with real living bioluminescent organisms!
Week 3: Body Systems I
This is the first half of the Body Systems course of study. Both sessions will delve into the different body systems and how they work and function together using fun, hands-on activities.
Week 4: Setting up the Nursery – Hatching Chicks
Environmental factors play a huge role in the development of animals. Students will set-up the nursery for the eggs and participate in activities that demonstrate the role the environment plays in the animal’s life cycle. We will be caring for and monitoring our eggs all session as we wait for them to hatch!
Week 5: Baking for Pets
Nutrition is an important part of every animal’s good health. Students will participate in creating healthy recipes and baking treats for different types of pets. We will learn about how different pets have different nutritional needs and some of our resident pets will even be taste testing!
HousePaws Vets in Training Registration Information
All classes listed are scheduled to take place at the HousePaws Vets in Training Education Center located at 833 Centerton Road, in Mount Laurel, NJ.
- We will give you advance notice if we have to cancel any classes for any reason.
- Contact an administrator if you would like to purchase any classes short of a 5-week session.
- Contact an administrator if you would like a time slot that is not on the set schedule.
Parents are always welcome to stay and watch during all of the sessions as long as there is space available and the learning environment is not disrupted.
Please read our cancellation policy here, Cancellation Policy
If you have any questions about the program or registration, please feel free to contact:
Jasmine Zucker, Program Director
HousePaws Vets in Training Program