Our weekly after school enrichment programs provide interactive, animal-themed activities to Newport County schools. Each program aims to foster a love of animals, while teaching compassion and respect for the world around them.
Potter League Pet Pals – Learn all about the Potter League and our favorite pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and small mammals. Through hands-on activities, crafts and stories, participants get an in-depth look at the responsibilities of keeping a pet happy and healthy.
Animals of Aquidneck – We are lucky to live in an area with many different kinds of animals. Learn all about the pets, farm animals, and wild animals that live right here in Rhode Island.
Dogs, Dogs, Dogs! – Spend time with man’s best friend and learn all about dogs—pedigree, mixed breed, and wild. Investigate how dogs came to live with people, how breeds were developed, and what their unique history means for responsible pet owners.
Road to Adoption – Explore the Potter League’s process from animal intake to adoption. Investigate the animals’ path through the shelter, and find out how homeless animals become wonderful family members.
Careers with Critters – Learn about jobs that involve animals, from pets to wildlife. Discover what career opportunities are available, what responsibilities each job involves, and what training is needed to get the job of your dreams.
After school programs are offered in weekly one-hour sessions for a fee of $7 per student per hour.
Program sessions can run for three to seven weeks.
Each class session can accommodate six to twelve students in grades K-5 and are available for one grade or two consecutive grade levels (i.e. grades 2-3, grades 3-4).