Parasite Sleuth Community Service Ideas
- Design a game for young children related to the Parasite Sleuth kit.
- Create a play that teaches young children about concepts in the Wonderwise
- Write or make a picture book about the concepts in the Wonderwise
series to read to younger children.
- Work with the local health department to set up an immunization day
or clinic to immunize children against childhood diseases.
- Paint a mural with the Wonderwise theme over graffiti.
- Feature community -minded scientists on a school bulletin board.
- Collect children's science books for the needy.
- Find out about parasite problems in your community and how you can
help prevent them.
- Organize a public issues forum focused on topics discussed in Wonderwise.
Become an advocate. Contact your legislators on topics discussed in
- Contact Habitat for Humanity to see how you can support them in your
- Set up an informational display at a local library on the Wonderwise
- Volunteer to help set up for a community event on the Wonderwise topics.
- Adopt a billboard and use it for a public service announcement.
- Write and produce a play about a current animal health issue.
- Take a pet to a nursing home.
- Volunteer at an animal shelter, help clean up, play with the animals,
or do whatever's needed to make the shelter a nicer "temporary"
home for the animals.
- Become a foster parent for a pet. Some shelters have temporary foster
care programs. You take care of a pet until they can find a permanent
home for it.
- Raise money for pet causes by organizing a pet photo session.
- Organize a pet show for a local nursing home.
- With the support of a vet clinic, organize a spay campaign to get
animals neutered and spayed at a reduced rate.
- Set up donation centers for animal products to be donated to needy.
- Learn about pet therapy and do pet therapy with your animal at nursing
homes and day care centers.
- Hatch ducks for release in the wild.
- Care for a neighbor's pet.
- Find out about volunteer opportunities at a local wildlife sanctuary
or survival center.
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