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A lesson plan for teachers designed to help students learn how to care for small pets, such as hamsters and rabbits, has been released as a free download. CareFRESH Critter College is a lesson kit covering eight topics related to small pet care.

The program is free and meets national and state standards for science, math and language arts.  Each lesson takes between 15 and 30 minutes and focuses on topics targeted to young caregivers, including safe pet snacks, how to tell if a pet is sick, exercising the pet, and creating a happy habitat.

CareFRESH is a company that offers a variety of habitat and food products for small pets, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils and ferrets, plus birds and reptiles.

Shawn Dooley, Chief Development Officer reported, “CareFRESH Critter College helps create a new generation of responsible pet owners. The download makes it easier than ever for teachers to bring this interesting and fun curriculum to their classrooms.”

The free download is fully equipped with everything teachers need to teach the eight lessons and include lesson plans, student activity sheets for each lesson, links to eight episodes of Dr. Allie McNally, Pet Vet in Training, a calendar for classroom pet care, and a certification of completion.

Some of the habitat products from CareFRESH include premium bedding and litter along with environmental enrichment. CareFRESH is part of Absorption Corp, which is a company that develops, manufactures, and markets absorbent products derived from reclaimed virgin wood fiber (cellulose), a by-product of the pulp and paper manufacturing process normally destined for a landfill or incineration.

The company’s products are also used in a variety of industrial, agricultural, and consumer applications, including oil and hazardous spill cleanup and control, oil and water filtration, hydro-mulch, and packaging.

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