THE LEARNING RANCH
ANIMAL ASSISTED ACTIVITIES
Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) is a program designed to offer participants a safe and educational way to interact with animals in a group setting. These activity classes are made for up to 12 participants. Participants will be guided by trained staff and volunteers through different activities involving animals.
Learning about animals
Helping with farm chores
Different animals that may be involved in the activities include horses, donkey, miniature horses, alpacas, goats, chickens, turkey, pigs, and dogs.
ANIMAL ASSISTED LEARNING
Animal Assisted Learning (AAL) is a program designed for both group and individual participants. The program is run by PATH Intl and EAGALA certified staff and includes basic program notes after each session. These sessions are geared towards working on specific goals of emotional intelligence and works with the power tools for living.
Activities may vary by session but can include:
Games with the animals
Learning experiences and challenges
Animal husbandry tasks
Different animals that may be involved in the activities include horses, donkey, miniature horses, alpacas, goats, chickens, pigs, and dogs.
The Martinez Family is grateful and overjoyed that Special Spirit Inc. named their farm, Henry's Farm, in honor of Henry Martinez. Henry was truly a spirited and highly driven man dedicated to his two sons, family and dear friends whom he loved endlessly. His charismatic charm, quick wit and protective nature were all part of his Super Hero Strengths. These strengths brought much happiness to our hearts and memorable moments for each of us to share together and with others. We will never forget his true love and support that carried us through the ups and downs of life. We extend our prayers and blessings to the Special Spirit team as you continue your journey to educate and uplift adults and children in the community. You too are super heroes who provide them with support, love and life experiences, along with amazing memories that will last a lifetime! - RENEE MARTINEZ