Respect, responsibility, kindness, compassion and citizenship: these are the qualities we want our children to acquire to ensure a positive community to come. Learn Humane Youth brings these concepts to your students through events and activities that encourage them to consider the needs of companion pets and how their own actions affect others, both people and pets.
Animal Humane Main Campus Tours provide an interactive educational experience that introduces students to our pets and the services we provide for them. Students learn humane lessons about what pets need, the importance of spay/neuter and why adopting a pet is a great option. Tours are offered Monday - Friday from 11 am – 5 pm. Tours are recommended for children over the age of 8, last approximately 1 hour and include a brief presentation and healthy snack for all participants.
Our classroom or group presentations cover a variety of humane topics and are available for all grade levels. They can be offered to single or multiple classrooms and can be scheduled Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm.
Pet Care Basics: What do pets need from people? Students learn about responsible pet ownership while taking turns choosing pet care items from our “grab bag,” learning what the items are and why pets need them.
Requires approximately 1 hour. Suitable for grades K – 4.
Select 1, 2 or more of these 30 minute presentations to teach your students about important animal welfare issues. Each presentation includes a slide show introduction to the topic and group activity.
Require at least 30 minutes per mini presentation. Suitable for grades 5 – 8.
SpayNM: Pet overpopulation is an epidemic in our state. Students learn why it’s important to “beat the heat” to improve the lives of companion pets.
Preventing Animal Cruelty: Pets depend on humans for love and care. What happens to pets when they do not receive that care? What can caring owners do to prevent abuse and neglect? Students learn what cruelty is and how to view the world from the animal’s perspective.
505 Pit Crew: Did you know most dog-fighters see their first fight before the age of 9 and become involved in this terrible crime as teenagers? The 505 Pit Crew aims to introduce middle and high school students to the concept that dog-fighting as a crime that is harmful to the dogs, human participants and their entire community before they become involved in it. See the 505 Pit Crew page for more details.
Click here to schedule a tour or presentation. Please allow 30 days from your application submission to your requested date. For additional information, please contact:
Ellen Schmidt, Senior Manager Humane Education and Outreach
505.938.7863 or firstname.lastname@example.org