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Staying Safe Around Dogs video - now online

6 Sep 2016 - News, Education program news
In many remote Indigenous communities dogs are free to roam along roads and footpaths, and public spaces including playing fields, schools and shops. These can be unusual and worrying sights for people new to living and working in a remote community. AMRRIC's video Staying safe around dogs explains how these free roaming animals are not strays but...

Grass roots One Health

18 Aug 2016 - News, Education program news
An overview of AMRRIC’s approach to companion animal population management in Australia’s remote Indigenous communitiesAuthor: Bonny Cumming, Veterinarian and AMRRIC Project Officer Most Australians have little understanding of life in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities; few have spared a thought for the health and management...

Training Environmental Health Workers to deliver dog health education in schools

18 Aug 2016 - News, Animal management worker program, Education program news
Last week AMRRIC Education Officer Melissa Pepper travelled to the Torres Strait to provide training to Torres Strait Islands Regional Council (TSIRC) Environmental Health Workers (EHWs) in the delivery of school based dog health education. As part of their role, EHWs in remote communities are responsible for animal management which involves...

A health lesson in caring for your family dog

24 May 2016 - News, Education program news
Caring for dogs requires considerable learned knowledge.  By engaging community members in discussions about caring for dogs, AMRRIC education programs reinforce basic health concepts.   AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) coordinates veterinary and education programs in remote Indigenous communities.  Our...

Singing the Lonely Jarntu song in Lajamanu

11 Oct 2015 - News, Education program news
AMRRIC’s Education Officer Mel Pepper travelled with Indigenous singer songwriter Shellie Morris to Lajamanu to do song writing workshops with children from the school.  Shellie worked with the Year 3/4 class to write a song called Lonely Jarntu, a story about a sad camp dog whose family has gone on holidays to Yurrampi Sports Day. The story had a...

Staff Spotlight - Greg Owen Education Strategist

29 Sep 2015 - News, Education program news
I work for AMRRIC as the Education Specialist I came to AMRRIC because I heard about AMRRIC from a friend.  AMRRIC was going through a period of change and expansion and it seemed like an exciting opportunity to be a part of something very worthwhile.  And it is proving to be. What do you enjoy most about working for AMRRIC?   I am enjoying the...

Unveiling the dog book in Lajamanu

24 Aug 2015 - News, Education program news
During a week-long visit to Lajamanu in July, AMRRIC Education Officers, Greg Owen and Mel Pepper worked with school staff to introduce student assessment plans and to unveil a glossy Dog Picture Book produced by the Yr 3-4 students. In April, AMRRIC Education Officer Mel Pepper visited Lajamanu School to work with students in Year 3-4.  Mel and...

The Dog Mob Art Exhibition

10 Jul 2015 - News, Education program news
To celebrate NAIDOC Week, AMRRIC hosted The Dog Mob art exhibition at our office in Darwin. NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to publicly recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. This year’s theme was...

Lajamanu School and AMRRIC team up to Be a Friend to Your Dog

1 Jun 2015 - News, Education program news
Last month, AMRRIC Education Programs’ officers worked alongside Lajamanu School staff and administration to examine AMRRIC’s education resources, in particular it’s ‘Be a Friend to Your Dog’ package.  The objective of the visit was to discuss what the learning units entail, how they can be used, and gain feedback on its ease of use and relevance...

The Be A Friend to Your Dog program in Lajamanu

15 May 2015 - News, Education program news
AMRRIC has recently partnered with Lajamanu School in a project that will see the Be a Friend to Your Dog (BAFTYD) package delivered to students by the school’s teachers. The BAFTYD package has been incorporated into four separate learning units linked to the curriculum, making it easy for teachers to link the content to literacy and numeracy...


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