The Edu.Cat Team
Who runs the progam?
Rose Bray is the Ten Lives Community and Education Manager. She took up the challenge to develop an education program to address issues surrounding cat welfare and resulting environmental concerns.
“With a cat or a kitten entering our shelter every 30 minutes, 7 days a week, I saw education as the key to creating positive choices in how people care for cats, our communities and our wildlife, hence the development of Edu.Cat, Australia’s first STEM based Feline Education Program linked to the Australian Curriculum.”
Rose has extensive experience in the animal care industry as a veterinary clinic owner, manager and vet nurse. She was employed as the Operations Manager of Ten Lives before moving into the role of Ten Lives Community and Education Manager in 2016. Rose also has experience working in the education system as a teacher assistant working with a range of students from Kinder to Year 6. Rose has been passionate about animal welfare and the environment since childhood. She is committed to making a real difference to the lives of cats, wildlife and people in our communities.
The Edu.Cat Team are dedicated in their role as Edu.Cat facilitators. They are experienced in delivering meaningful learning experiences through encouraging investigation and inquiry-based learning. Rose and the Edu.Cat Team encourage and support teachers to empower their students to be advocates for change in the areas of animal welfare and sustainability.
The Edu.Cat Team work in all schools throughout Tasmania. The facilitating of the Edu.Cat Program strives for positive outcomes in creating long-term social change in how people care for cats and enhance the bond between children, animals, the environment and members of our community