A CREATIVE PLAY EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS AGES 5-6
RESEARCH AND CARE FOR ANIMALS & HABITATS!
A NEW RESCUE MISSION EACH CLASS!
for ages 5-6 (school year) and 6-7 (summer camp)
PET VET classes & camps are immersive, hands-on, role-playing/theater experiences designed to meet Early-Elementary kids exactly where they’re at – building skills in story-building, problem-solving, teamwork, character creation, and foundational theater concepts.
In PET VETS, your student joins a team of research veterinarians assigned to a unique animal rescue experience in each class. Based on original, episodic storylines created by STAGES Teaching Artists, PET VETS learn about the unique characteristics of animals and their habitats, and then use their knowledge to search for, rescue/rehabilitate, and release their new animal friends! Both narrative and interactive, PET VETS classes provide opportunities for students to actively participate in the adventure in variety of ways, including:
- Role-playing PET-VET scientists (and also interacting with fellow team members in the rescue adventure)!
- Engaging with objects, accessories, and scenery in support of the rescue adventure (all items provided)!
- Utilizing new scientific knowledge/facts to make hypotheses and decisions about how to proceed with the rescue operation.
- Reflecting on each rescue experience to learn how to protect and advocate for the animals and places on our beautiful planet!
There is no formal “performance” element in PET VETS – each series will conclude in a short invited sharing experience for family!
Zero theater experience is required to join PET VETS! Students are expected to arrive with nothing but their creativity, enthusiasm, and willingness to PLAY! Additionally, there are no expectations of memorization, intensive reading, or playwriting – all activities accommodate the early social and literacy-building skills found in this age group.
If you have any questions about whether the program is a good fit for your student, do not hesitate to contact us!
Registration Now Open for Pet Vets Programs!
PET VETS – CUTE & CREEPY!
(at STAGES Youth Theater)
Join the PET VETS and head off on a rescue adventure! From Black Cats to Friendly Bats, this Fall we’ll be meeting and helping the cute and creepy creatures that come out at Halloween. We’ll learn about their habitats, what makes these animals special, and together we’ll discover that they’re not-so-scary after all! Do you have what it takes to be a PET VET?!
Sept 27-Oct 25
PET VETS – DENALI NATIONAL PARK!
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