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Oct
6
Sat
No Bunny Left Behind Community Literacy Project: Humane Education Through Art, Reading, and Play @ HRS Rabbit Center
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm
Rosemary Wells, author of the popular Max and Ruby bunny books, proclaimed “read to your bunny every day and your bunny will read to you.”Never ignoring a dare, RabbitEARS took the challenge seriously and created No Bunny Left Behind, a unique community-based literacy program aligned with academic content and performance standards* that helps children explore the bond between animals and humans through stories, discussion, art and play. (*NOTE: with all due respect to overachievers, no bunnies were given standardized tests or otherwise annoyed in the creation of this project!)

Parents, older siblings, teachers, librarians, community and student leaders are encouraged to read to younger children every day for twenty minutes to impart simple, everyday ways to treat animals with kindness while fostering literacy skills and cooperation through creative playtime.

Participants in this class will learn the basics of a varied 20 to 30-minute presentation and receive a NBLB volunteer educator certificate, a training manual, a recommended reading list, a signed NBLB poster, and a copy of Rosemary Wells book, Read to Your Bunny. As a certified NBLB educator, participants will be encouraged to visit elementary school classrooms, after-school programs, churches, animal shelters and other venues to read to children and lead discussions — helping children develop critical thinking skillsand empathy. No Bunny Left Behind posters are available should volunteers want to hang them at local shelters, schools and churches.

Presenters:

Judy Hardin, founder of RabbitEARS Adoption Store in El Cerrito, an HRS member and humane educator (not yet but I will sign up immediately!!!), and guardian to six house bunnies.

Elianna Senturia, a long-time volunteer at RabbitEARS, an eighth-grader at Albany Middle School, a lover of all creatures and a certified No Bunny Left Behind volunteer educator.

Class Date: Saturday, Oct 6 2012
Time: 10am – 5pm, includes vegan lunch and snack
Fee: $55

Refresher Courses: free
Oct
28
Sun
Hands-on Bunny Care Class @ HRS Rabbit Center
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

In this companion class to the Well-Maintained Bunny, enrollment is limited so that participants can work with (and on) their bunny as they practice basic procedures. Participants will become comfortable grooming their bunnies, taking temperatures, trimming nails, and cleaning anal glands and ears. They will also practice administering oral medications, syringe-feeding, and administering subcutaneous fluids. Bring your bunny in a carrier and a flexible tip 10-second thermometer if you have one. Other materials included in the class fee of $30 per person.

Nov
2
Fri
Hay Day @ HRS Rabbit Center
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come volunteer on the first and third Friday of each month, helping us clean the Rabbit Center and bag up hay for sale. When we are done with the “chores”, stay for our bimonthly vegan pizza party for HRS volunteers!

Nov
10
Sat
Volunteer Orientation
Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm

We need a lot of help taking care of the 35+ rabbits housed at the Rabbit Center! Sign up to attend one of our upcoming volunteer orientations and learn how YOU can help!

 Please print and fill out our Volunteer Application and bring it with you to the orientation!
Nov
16
Fri
Hay Day @ HRS Rabbit Center
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come volunteer on the first and third Friday of each month, helping us clean the Rabbit Center and bag up hay for sale. When we are done with the “chores”, stay for our bimonthly vegan pizza party for HRS volunteers!

Jun
7
Fri
Volunteer Orientation @ HRS Rabbit Center
Jun 7 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We need a lot of help taking care of the 35+ rabbits housed at the Rabbit Center, and helping them get adopted! Learn more about our different types of volunteer opportunities.  Attend one of our upcoming volunteer orientations and get involved with House Rabbit Society!

 Please print and fill out our volunteer application and bring it with you to the orientation!
Jul
28
Sun
New Developments in Rabbit Medicine and Care with Dr. Scheenstra @ House Rabbit Society
Jul 28 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm