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Our education department visits pre-k through fourth grade classrooms each month during the school year with a new animal-themed lesson which teaches respect, responsibility and empathy. Lessons are approximately 30 minutes long and include a critter share time at the end of the session.


October: Pet Care
November: Choose an Appropriate Pet
December: Wild Animals vs. Pets
February: Famous American and their Relationship with Animals
March: Habitats
April: Animals Have Feelings, Too
May: Animal Safety/ Bite Prevention

Compassion Classroom

Please note that second through fourth grade classes are given priority in scheduling. PreK classes will be filled if time and volunteer availability allows. There is a fee for any facility that is not a part of the Virginia Beach City Public Schools system.

For more information, please email or call 757-427-0070 x 112.