We specialize in creating opportunities for fun, experiential learning wrapped in a very cute, cuddly package...
Our kid-led S.T.E.M. Bunnies TM program reinforces grade-appropriate concepts in Science * Technology * Engineering * Math.
Our programs engage children of all ages in active, fun "hands on-minds on" learning, sparking an interest in how the world around them works and demonstrating how STEM education tools can help them solve challenges.
"Bunny Boot Camp" Intro: This is a stand-alone hand-on lifescience lab class, which means that you can come in, learn a lot, and then walk away without fostering or any other commitments. However, this class is a pre-requisite to be able to take a STEM Bunny home for up to eight weeks, so you are on your way if you are considering fostering.
FOSTERING: Fostering a rabbit requires that you also complete an application. If a rabbit is available, and you are pre-approved, you could save a trip and pick up a rabbit the same evening as your class. We'll send you the appliciation after you've registered for class.
If you plan to foster, bring a check written out to STEM Bunnies for your first 4 week FOSTER DONATION at the time of rabbit pickup ($40) or you may donate online through our website.
BUNNY BOOT CAMP CLASS CONTENT: We focus on rabbit care (basic prevention, carrying, simple grooming, housing, transportation, feeding, litter box & habitat cleaning, play time, etc). We won't be teaching serious rabbit issues like diseases or showing graphic photos, but we will let them know that ownership of a rabbit is a long-term responsibility and a relationship that should be entered into "with eyes wide open." Wellness is more than being free from sickness: We want to ensure that the animals entrusted to a family have the best experience possible. We stress daily upkeep and prevention techniques. After completion, each child in the family may request to receive a certificate. For some families, this class was "just enough" and they don't wish to move forward; others wish to apply to foster a rabbit in their home or want to go to summer bunny day camp.
TARGET AGE: We design the class for adults who are the primary caregiver but may have little helpers at home. Children who are 2nd grade and older have traditionally been the best fit for being the primary child fostering a rabbit in their home, but THIS class is for everyone regardless if you plan to foster or not. At least one parent/guardian must also attend with any child high school and younger and we STRONGLY suggest that you have a one to one adult per child if they are eight or younger. Bring an adult friend with you because you'll need lots of hands. Come learn and play together! Grandparents are welcome too!
LOCATION: We will email a confirmation letter with directions
Our indoor site is at Rasmussen College, Bloomington, MN. 4400 W 78th Street (55343). Enter building and take elevator up to the sixth floor. Sign will show what room number we will be using that night but usually 602-603. Outdoor sites: As the weather gets warmer, we will offer some classes outdoors. We will confirm with registrants where to go depending on the weather and class size, So check your email the morning of your scheduled class and be sure to include your cell phone number on registration.
WHAT TO WEAR: Long sleeves and long pants are required even if the class is inside. (For girls: Please do not wear a dress or pretty clothes). Wear shoes that cover all your feet and toes -- no sandals. Water boots are best simply for outdoor classes. Dress for the weather.
We sit on the floor/ground to interact with the rabbits. If you need special accommodation, please email us and let's start talking about how we can make this program more welcoming to you.
Thank you for supporting our nonprofit organization by buying this ticket for your household/family unit.
These funds help care for the rabbits -- including vet care, feed, hay, and more cages so that others can foster a bunny who couldn't afford to otherwise. and to pay it forward for classes to have a bunny visit.
Each event pays it forward and that is what keeps our program going...
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING OUR BUNNIES WITH YOU!!
If something comes up and you can't make it, please email so that we can better plan for numbers allowing others on our waiting lists to come AND so that we can try to reschedule. Thanks!
Prepare & Engage Students in STEM outdoors
Preserve Endangered Heritage Breed Rabbits
Prevent Pet Abandonmen
Provide Service in the Community
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