Pet “U”niversity (ages 7-9, Aug. 7-11)


“I want a puppy.” I want a rabbit.” I want a turtle.” How many times have you been asked by your child to buy them a pet? Are you reluctant to say yes because you aren’t sure that your child is ready for the responsibility of caring for a companion? Maybe your child is already the proud guardian of a pet but needs more guidance on how to care for his or her friend. Or maybe you’re not even quite sure what pet would be the most appropriate for your child. Pet “U”niversity will introduce your child to a variety of small animals that are commonly kept as pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, turtles, snakes, birds and others. Campers will learn how to care for each animal properly. Basic husbandry techniques including caging, feeding, watering, training, grooming, and veterinary care will be introduced throughout the week. Campers will have a visit from a reputable animal shelter. Pet “U”niversity will develop your child’s confidence and teach him or her how to nurture our animal friends.

$259 program cost + $40 fee

About the Instructor

Mandy Fellouzis, an agriculture and environmental science educator, a National Board Certified teacher with a B.S. in education and a master's in leadership education, brings a wealth of hands-on experiences into the classroom.

Fellouzis is an instructor at DelVal where she teaches students in wildlife, zoo science and animal science majors how to prepare and present traveling educational programs that meet Common Core, STEM, Next Generation Science and State Standards. She also teaches at the Fox Chase Farm, a demonstration farm a part of the Philadelphia School District.

Fellouzis worked within the agri-marketing industry for more than a decade before teaching. Over the last 10 years, she has been teaching agriculture education to inner city students. Today, you will find her developing university students into environmental educators, and working with school teachers from around the Philadelphia School District, teaching them how to implement agriculture and environmental education into their classrooms. Fellouzis is very passionate about teaching students through exciting hands-on learning opportunities that will engage all levels of learners.

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