Start earning your Animals badges here! Complete 3 different activities from this group to claim this badge.
Find one of the more specific terms underneath the “Cats” subject heading in the library catalog and run a subject search on it. Share one of the titles you found in a post.
Use the Freegal Music service to download a song from a band with an animal-inspired name. Post the name of the artist and song you found.
Post a review of your favorite book with animals in it.
Find an animal-inspired story, poem, or photograph and share your thoughts about it in a post.
Visit a local animal shelter or veterinarian’s office and share an update of what you saw there.
Complete 3 different activities from this group to claim this badge. You must earn the Apprentice badge first to claim this badge.
Read up on the Animal Rights movement. Share your research and conclusions, whether you’re for or against, in a post.
Offer to help with the care and feeding of someone else’s pet, if you don’t have one of your own. Share a post about your experience. If you have your own pet, tell us about your daily routine with your animal companion.
Check into the organizations in the area that help wildlife. Post a link to their newsletter or website, as well as a short description of what they’re all about.
Have an idea for a new pet toy, exercise machine, or bed/house/shelter for an animal? Share your design thoughts and how your product would be useful.
Think about what kind of career with animals you might like to do. Post your dream animal job, and your thoughts on what career path might get you there.
Complete 1 activity from this group to claim this badge. You must earn the Journeyman badge first to claim this badge.
Submit an application for volunteering at an animal shelter, veterinarian’s office, or zoo. Tell us how it turned out and what you included in your application to make you look like a good candidate. If your application is accepted, share your story!
Imagine a new animal species. Write a post describing its attributes, appearance, abilities, diet, and anything else that helps us paint a picture of the animal in our minds. Draw and post a picture of the animal to accompany your description.
How to Earn a Badge:
First Do This
Complete activities listed under the badges above.
Then Do This
Update Your Activity, describing each activity that you complete. Include the full activity name anywhere in your update (#activityname).
Do This Last
Return here to claim a badge for the activities you completed. Include the activity name for each activity you completed (without the “#”), select the badge you are claiming, and hit submit!