Classroom Animals and Pets
Researching the Facts

While this section of the website is very small at the moment, it is the start to our "library" research on keeping animals in the classroom. All members are encouraged to contribute pertinent information as they come across it. Any members who have written research papers on this subject are invited to contribute articles or excerpts. This website often receives requests for verification or "proof" of the benefits of classroom pets. This is usually in relation to sad stories of teachers being denied permission to bring in animals. Furthermore, how many of us actually know what the exact legalities of our schools, districts, or provinces/states are with respect to introducing children to animals? How many of us are aware of the local regulations regarding wild "visitors" or imported exotic species? I hope that this webpage will begin to address some of these issues and make us all more aware as pet-keeping educators.

Regulations and Policies
Research Articles and Papers
Research References and Links

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This page created August 2000.