Animal Advocate Mini Camp

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Animal Advocate Mini Camp July 29-23 11 am on Zoom

 

#Animal Advocate Mini-Camp

#July 19 thru 23, 11 AM - Noon

CALLING ALL TEENS: Join us for an Animal Advocate Mini Camp this summer and explore ways to help all animals lead happy, cruelty-free lives. This 5-day virtual mini-camp for teens will help you make a difference for the animals in your life and in your community. You'll get tools and tips, talk with other teens and even make pet toys to donate to local shelters.

Make a positive impact in the lives of ALL our furry (and even those not-so furry) friends.

Daily topics/themes include:

  • Responsible pet ownership
  • Protecting animal habitats
  • Plant-based diets
  • Finding cruelty-free hygiene products

What to Expect:

Monday, July 19

Theme: Understanding a Plant-Based Diet

Featured Book: This is How We Fly by Anna Meriano

Supplies Needed:

  1. Weekly meal planner
  2. Pen/pencil blank paper
  3. Trail Mix supplies (your favorite nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, a small bowl or sandwich bag)

Tuesday, July 20

Theme: Living Cruelty Free

Featured Book: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Supplies needed:

  1. Measuring spoons
  2. Medium mixing bowl
  3. Hand mixer
  4. Spatula
  5. Small glass or plastic container with lid for storage
  6. Optional: blank sticker and Sharpie marker for labelling

Ingredients: 

  • 5 tbsp shea butter  
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil  
  • 2 tbsp almond oil  
  • 1 tsp jojoba oil 

Optional: Essential oils for scent. 

Recipe suggests: 

  • 5 drops lavender oil  
  • 10 drops lemon oil  
  • 5 drops ylang ylang oil  

Wednesday, July 21

Theme: Responsible Pet Ownership

Featured Book: Whippoorwill by Joseph Monninger

Supplies needed:

  1. Cardboard
  2. Exacto Knife
  3. Ruler
  4. Marker Duct Tape
  5. Scissors
  6. Optional: Epoxy
  7. Optional: Fabric
  8. Optional: Pink Paint (animal safe, like Tempera or water based paints)

Thursday, July 22

Theme: Protecting Animal Habitats

Featured Book: Tales From the Inner City by Shaun Tan

Supplies needed:

  1. Empty soup cans
  2. Rustoleum spray paint
  3. Paper straws
  4. Scissors
  5. Twine
  6. Newspaper/plastic tablecloth

Friday, July 23

Theme: A Call To Action

Featured Book: The Last Wild Place by Rosa Jordan

Supplies needed:

  1. 1001 Awesome Animal Facts by Marc Powell (check out the ebook on Hoopla)
  2. Large craft sticks
  3. Sharpie markers
  4. Optional: Washi tape
  5. An empty cup or jar to store the game sticks

Jeremy Yates

Jeremy Yates Jacksonville Public Library

Jeremy Yates (he/they) is a maker, visual storyteller, D&D player and lifelong Disney fan. He is also the newest addition to the Jacksonville Public Library's Marketing Department. When not at work, he enjoys spending time in a galaxy far, far away through Star Wars audiobooks, movies and TV shows. Or you’ll find him binge-watching other fantasy and sci-fi shows, playing Pokémon Go or just spending quality time with his equally-geeky partner Andrew and their extremely food-motivated Border Collie, Watson.

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