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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

River Rouge Schools Celebrates Grand Opening of the District's Pup Culture Lab

 

January 26, 2023

A ribbon cutting ceremony was part of the fun at the Grand Opening of the Pup Culture Lab at River Rouge's STEM Academy.

On Saturday, January 21, the River Rouge Schools hosted an Open House and Grand Opening event to showcase the district's Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) Program. The celebration was held at the River Rouge STEM Academy on Burke Street and included a luncheon, raffles, a brief presentation about the Animal-Assisted Interventions Program, a ribbon-cutting, and an opportunity for guests to tour the Pup Culture Lab, the new home for the district's service-trained facility dogs.

The origins of the AAIProgram began when Superintendent Dr. Derrick Coleman introduced a "comfort dog" at Ann V...



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