Two women doing presentation with students at an AWA education outreach visit.

AWA’s Offsite Education Outreach Program

AWA is proud to offer educational outreach visits to schools in Camden County and surrounding communities* in South Jersey and Philadelphia.

A member of our Animal Education Program staff will visit your school, daycare or group facility. Visits are for all ages and offer opportunities to engage with animals while learning about animal welfare and empathy for all.

Each 30-minute program includes a visit from an Educator, an interactive lesson, and a special appearance from an animal ambassador.

*Note: Visits must be within 20 miles of AWA.

Bring AWA to Your School

Book a FREE visit your students will love from one of AWA's Education Coordinators and furry Animal Ambassadors!
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Animal Education For All

Our in-school educational outreach lessons can be tailored to all ages and match the needs, skills and interests of students.

Choose from a variety of topics, including:

  • Animal Rescue 101
  • Animal Safety
  • How Pets are Like Me
  • Best Bets for Pets
  • Pet Overpopulation
  • and more
Most topics fit NJ State Science Curriculum standards for grades 2-4, but can be adapted for all ages.
Interested in adding a literacy component? The Compassionate Kids Program* adds an age appropriate animal themed book for each participant up to 30 people. Stories focus on building a compassionate connection with animals.
*See below for pricing

What to Expect

Each lesson is approximately 30 minutes in length and run by one of our expert Education Coordinators.

The lesson will see students taking on an engaging, interactive lesson developing and understanding of the topic as well as soft skills they can take into their everyday lives.

An animal ambassador will join our Educator during the visit, making for a school day students will never forget! 

More questions? Read our program FAQ below.

Virtual Visits Available

Book a virtual session with our Education team that students will love!

Compassionate Kids Reading Program Visits

The Compassionate Kids Reading Program is an optional add-on to AWA’s visit to your school.

This program includes an animal-themed book for each student in addition to the 30-minute visit from our Educator and Animal Ambassadors.

Pricing is on a per-student basis:

1-14 students: $175

15-30 students: $300

Book Your Visit From AWA

Please complete and submit this form to begin booking an off-site outreach visit from AWA's Education Dept.. A member of our staff will soon reach out to you. If you have any other comments/ questions regarding the program, email [email protected]

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Contact Details

Contact Name*

Visit Details

Visit Type
Please provide up to 3 dates
Preferred Time*
Please choose a preferred time between 10am-6pm
Note: AWA can only guarantee up to 30 books for Compassionate Kids Reading Program visits.

AWA Education Outreach FAQ

Are lessons geared toward specific ages?

No, lessons can be tailored to fit any age. However, topics do easily meet NJ State Science Curriculum Standards for grades 2-4.

What is the cancellation policy?

A full refund will be given if cancelled no later than 4 weeks prior to the selected start date. A 50% refund will be given if cancelled no later than 2 weeks prior.

Can you accommodate special-needs students?

Of course! We’re always happy to meet the needs of our learners. 

Please contact our Education Department to let us know how we can provide an accessible experience for all.

What is the difference between a standard and Compassionate Kids visit?

The Compassionate Kids program is our way to promote literacy and provides an age appropriate, animal-themed book for up to 30 children per visit.

What are the topic choices?

Topics include but are not limited to: Animal Rescue 101, Animal Safety, How Pets are Like Me, Best Bets for Pets, and Overpopulation. Topics can be customized according to your needs.

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