Civic Circle students at Weller Road Elementary School expressed concern about animal welfare, and this opened up a rich series of civic learning opportunities. First, the students donated supplies to the Humane Rescue Alliance, and created thank you cards for the workers there. (Join!) Then, the Alliance's Humane Education Director, Debra Duel, gave them a virtual tour of the shelter. (Learn!) Finally, Debra spoke with the students about animal advocacy (Act!), and gave them each a copy of her wonderful book about "Nigel," a real-life rescue dog. Thank you, Debra!