Pioneer: Help Improve Lives of
Animals in Your Community
Both domesticated and wild animals benefit from
enriching environments. There are many projects you can participate
in to keep these animals happy and healthy. For example, you
may decide to create object enrichment or you may want to provide
food enrichment. Below are different ways students have helped
the animals in their communities.
Enrichment Projects and Resources:
The Oakland Zoo Teens Roots & Shoots group taught
people how to make Cat
Dancers, which can be donated to animal shelters
or taken home to family pets.
The Buddy Taylor Middle School Roots & Shoots
group held “Holiday in September.” The
group gathered hundreds of pounds of pet food for
Many animal shelters need items such as pet
food and blankets. Click
here to find animal shelters in your area.
The Icicle River Roots & Shoots group created
a mountain bluebird
trail, including bluebird boxes, native plant
gardens, and a traveling display.