BEL AIR, Md.–The Pet Care Trust has expanded the Pets in the Classroom Grant Program to seventh and eighth grade classes. Pets in the Classroom provides grants to teachers to purchase or adopt a new pet, and the required equipment or support to existing classroom pets.
“Middle school students will benefit from interaction with classroom pets as much or more than elementary school children,” said Brent Weinmann, Pet Care Trust president. “Seventh and eighth grade teachers will be able to incorporate classroom pets into many study areas, helping their pre-teen students gain a great understanding of the natural world and responsible pet ownership.”
The Pet Care Trust Board has set a goal to reach one million students and estimates that it will need $3 million in grants. The Trust is looking for companies or individuals willing to sponsor classrooms.
For more information, visit www.petsintheclassroom.org.