Designed to be led by an adult facilitator or project leader, the curriculum uses experiential learning in small group settings.
The Proficiencies Series includes:
Introduction: Animal Welfare and Ethical Decision-Making
Proficiency 1: Animal Behavior
Proficiency 2: Animal Health
Proficiency 3: Animal Care
Proficiency 4: Human-Animal Interactions
Proficiency 5: Self-Assessment
Each Proficiency Level is defined by:
•Group activities led by volunteer leader
•Independent activities performed by youth
•Documentation of independent work through written work, photographs, or video, as appropriate
•Presentation of independent work and group reflection
•Completion of Proficiency Level Checklist
•Award of Proficiency Level Pin
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