Campus Barnyard and Animals

  • Location
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Status

The Problem

Riverfield Roots & Shoots students help care for the campus barnyard animals. We have llamas, alpacas, miniature horses, goats, a donkey, a goose, a peacock, and a young mule. The R & S members visit the barnyard on a regular basis with homemade oat and apple treats for the animals. This year the R & S students designed a shelter for the animals because they were concerned that the animals didn't have enough shelter during the winter months. Students worked with a contractor to build two shelters for our barnyard and pasture. R & S used the funds from recycling paper, plastic, and aluminum cans to pay for the barnyard shelter project. Our R & S goal is to always have care and concern for the animals on our campus and in our barnyard and to help them in any way possible.

Our Plan

One of the R & S members photographed each animal and wrote a brief description of them. The pictures and bios were then laminated and attached to the barnyard fence for others to know who they are and learn about their unique characteristics. The R & S group has written, researched, and proposed to our administration to build a chicken coop in the barnyard in the future and start a small business selling chicken eggs to our families and friends.

Themes Addressed

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    Pets & Companion Animals

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