Animal-Related Education

Local engagement, knowledge and skills are critical to the sustainability and effectiveness of remote community companion animal health and management programs.To enhance animal health and management outcomes, AMRRIC has developed a variety of animal-related educational resources, activities and programs.

Animal-Related Education

Local engagement, knowledge and skills are critical to the sustainability and effectiveness of remote community companion animal health and management programs.To enhance animal health and management outcomes, AMRRIC has developed a variety of animal-related educational resources, activities and programs.

School Education Programs

Education is vital in the AMRRIC approach to animal management in Indigenous communities. Targeted school education programs focusing on animal empathy, care, feelings, and safety strengthen the delivery of the animal management model. School education provides more sustainable outcomes for community members and companion animals alike.   

AMRRIC’s educational resources focus on the care, management, and responsible ownership of companion animals in communities and include lesson plans, posters, games, videos, songs, and much more. The resources are designed for pre-school through to Year 12 classes and are all accessible via our website. Resources are downloadable, free to use, and have been developed in collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, ranger groups, and education professionals.  

AMRRIC’s sustainable management model means our education resources can be utilised by anyone in community who wishes to run AMRRIC animal education sessions. The AMRRIC education officer is also available to train staff or interested parties in the use of the resources or, alternatively, AMRRIC’s education team can also deliver education sessions to schools upon request. School-based initiatives, such as themed weeks, events, and programs, can also be organised and delivered by the AMRRIC education team.  

For more information or questions regarding our resources or school education programs, please contact our education team on 08 8948 1768 or email [email protected] 

Community-Wide Education

In addition to school education programs, AMRRIC delivers community-wide education to allow for greater engagement to help all residents make informed decisions on the care and health of their animals, themselves, and their community.  

AMRRIC seeks to foster and maintain lasting and trusting relationships with community members, thereby allowing for greater program outcomes through community empowerment. Wherever possible, AMRRIC supports animal management programs through the delivery of community-wide education. This can include community barbeques, door-to-door education, education sessions with women’s and men’s community groups, or activities at the community youth centre.  

For more information or questions regarding our community-wide education, please contact our education team on 08 8948 1768 or email [email protected]

Tools And Training for Environmental Health And Animal Management Staff

AMRRIC believe that building local capacity to manage animal health and wellbeing in communities is the most effective way to promote effective local animal management.  AMRRIC can assist organisations with accredited and non-accredited training in key aspects of animal health programs relevant to Indigenous communities.  Training is context and audience specific and designed to be relevant to organisational training and community health needs.   

We are designing and delivering context-specific, on-the-job training to the staff undertaking animal management activities within their communities. Delivery of training focuses on using the Supported Learning framework to enable an increase in knowledge, skills and confidence of participants. This crucial education increases the skills and knowledge and confidence of all participants. 

For more information regarding our Adult Education and Training please contact our education team on 08 8948 1768 or email [email protected] to discuss how AMRRIC can assist with designing specific Adult Education Programs relevant to your needs.