(WTNH) — Chris Evers is the Founder and Director of Animal Embassy. For the past 13 years, Animal Embassy has adopted or helped rescue over 500 exotic animals from people who couldn’t or had no interest in caring for the animal or taken an animal from living conditions deemed unsuitable or inappropriate.
The “Creating Kindness through Creatures” program is an innovative and interactive approach to addressing anti-bullying issues for students in Grades K-12. Through the use of exotic animals to create a parallel to human interaction, Animal Ambassadors help convey to children the importance of tolerance, kindness, and caring towards all living things in hopes of fostering an individual’s appreciation and respect for the natural world and the incredible diversity of life on Earth.
This initiative has begun in select schools in Stamford but plans to be available to schools throughout Connecticut, as well as in community centers, community groups, and libraries.
Animal Embassy will taking part in various events at the following locations:
- Saturday, October 17, 2015: The Great Pumpkin Festival, Town of Stratford, 12-5 pm at Boothe Memorial Park
- Sunday, October 18, 2015: Harvest Fest in Banksville, 12-5 pm, 12 Banksville Road, Greenwich, CT
- Saturday, October 24, 2015: Energize Connecticut Center’s Family Science Day Event, 10:00am – 1:00 pm. 122 Universal Drive, North Haven CT 06473
- Saturday, October 31, 2015: Spooktacular Saturday at The Discovery Museum & Planetarium, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06604