The Adopt-a-Classroom program is a unique opportunity where you can sponsor a classroom by ordering a subscription to Kind News, an award winning classroom newspaper for children in grades K-6. Kind News is published by the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education, the youth division of the Humane Society of the United States, and it features puzzles, projects, stories, and celebrity interviews that teach children about the importance of treating people, animals, and the environment with kindness and respect. Its emphasis on humane values, such as fairness, compassion, and responsibility, seeks to encourage good character in children.
The Adopt-a-Classroom program provides a teacher and his or her students with a one-year gift subscription to Kind (Kids In Nature's Defense) News, which includes 9 monthly issues (September through May). Each issue comes with a teacher's guide and 32 copies of the newspaper. Free with every subscription is a copy of KIND Teacher, an annual resource book featuring reproducible worksheets, KIND ID cards for students, a classroom poster, and a calendar of historical trivia, fun facts, and tips on helping animals and the environment. In addition, you and your adopted teachers will have access to the password-protected Teacher Zone at Kind News Online: www.kindnews.org. There, you'll find reproducible worksheets and lesson plans on responsible pet care, as well as Spanish translations of KIND News text.
If you would like to Adopt-a-Classroom, please send a check for $30.00 to the SPCA Alliance, P.O. Box 30484, Charlotte, NC 28230. Please be sure to include the name and address of the teacher and school and a notation that your donation is for Kind News.
In 1984 the SPCA Alliance began donating books about animals to the Charlotte Nature Museum and the Nature Library was born. We have since donated children's tables and chairs to this Learning Library so the kids can have a place to read and learn about animals.
Don't Make a Pet Out of Me
In 1986 SPCA Alliance was involved in the production of a puppet show "Don't Make a Pet of Me" which is still being performed at the Charlotte Nature Museum.
Kids and Pets
In 1983 the SPCA Alliance brought "Kids and Pets", a large hands-on exhibit about pet care, to the Charlotte Mature Museum. Museum goers experienced what a dog can hear, what it's like to wear fur year round and learned other pet facts.