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for VIT Homeschool Classes
Winter Session 2
Tuesday 10:30-11:30 Ready Vet Go (kids 5-11)
Tuesday 10:30-12:00 Homeschool Special (kids 12-17)
Tuesday Class Dates: session 1 - 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16
Tuesday Class Dates: session 2 - 1/30. 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27
Wednesday 12:00-2:30 Interns and Residents (kids 10-17)
Wednesday Class Dates: session 1 - 12/13, 12/20, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17
Wednesday Class Dates: session 2 - 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28
Thursday 10:00-2:00 Homeschool half day (kids 5-11)
Thursday Class Dates: session 1 - 12/14, 12/21, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18
Thursday Class Dates: session 2 - 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29
Friday 10:00-2:00 Homeschool half day (kids 5-11)
Friday Class Dates: session 1 - 12/15, 12/22, 1/5, 1/12, 1/19
Friday Class Dates: session 2 - 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/1
Session I Class Topics will include:
Careers in Animal Science: Learn all the different career paths you can take to work with aniamls.
Animal Behaviorist: Students will become familiarized with various training techniques that these professionals impliment to resolve various behaviors.
Animal Nutritionist: Explore the science behind crafting an ideal healthy diet for various animals.
Animal Husbandry Specialist: Learn all the wonderful things this jack of all trades professional can do to keep animals alive and well.
Anesthesiologist: Students will understand what goes into prepping an animal for anesthesia and what an anesthesiologist does to monitor animals during surgery
Session II Class Topics will include:
Hibernation - Students will study all the ins and outs of animals who enter into this fascinating state. We will learn all about the various ways animals slow down their metabolic rate to survive the winter.
Brumation and Torpor - Discover how bearded dragons enter the brumation state and how insects use torpor to fill thier bodies with an antifreze to shut down for the winter and wake up again when the weather warms up.
Migration - Some animals stay and some aniamls go. We all see those pesky Canada Geese take over our neighborhood fields and lakes during the winter. Students will learn which animals stay put and which animals move on to warmer temperatures during the winter months, and why.
Animal Tracks - We can see the active animals who stay in thier environment and can survive the winter without any form of hibernation or migration. Tracks are a great way to investigate these species without actually seeing the animals.
Invasive Species - There are animals out in the wild who dont belong. They have been brought here for various reasons and introduced into the wild. Students will learn how these aniamls affect the environment and the native species who are being pushed out.