Five Themes of Mutt-i-grees Curriculum will lead to positive change:
- Achieving Awareness > Be aware of each individual’s impact on the environment.
- Negatives: littering, wasting water, abandoning animals
- Positives: tending to animals in need
- Finding Feelings > The environment is a framework for feelings. It’s OK to be angry about problems with the environment, but control of anger and expressing positive change is taught in the Curriculum.
- Encouraging Empathy > Imagine the uncertainty and fear animals face in shrinking natural environments or polluted areas. Imagine how the animals feel when safety and comfort are restored.
- Cultivating Cooperation > Teamwork between students, classes, and community members will create social change to address feral cat populations, stray animals, etc.
- Dealing With Decisions > Reach out to decision makers in your community with thoughtful, respectful messages.
Together with your class, create specific examples of how developing these attributes can positively impact our earth. Remember, small initiatives can make a huge difference. Your students will feel empowered when they experience what it is to fuel positive change.