HUMANE EDUCATION COURSES ON HOLD

In an effort to limit the transmission of COVID-19 and with our priority on keeping people and pets in our community healthy and safe, the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) has temporarily placed all classes and courses on-hold as we evaluate alternative delivery methods. For fun and enriching activities to connect you with pets, please check out our Humane Education At Home series of videos.

To be notified when these programs re-open please contact us

We appreciate your understanding.

Read About EHS' Response to COVID-19

For Educators & Groups

Humane Education is a great way to empower young people through engaging in activities that cover a wide range of topics such as animal care & protection, environmental preservation, and human rights. Enriching experiences support the development of a healthy community, passionate about animal welfare. The Edmonton Humane Society offers a number of ways that teachers and group leaders can get children involved through age-appropriate presentations & activities.

Prices: Range from $52.50 – $349 for programs and add-on’s are available for many programs.

Programs are broken down by suggested grade level and all programs have been built with current Alberta Curriculum Connections. While you are welcome to book a presentation outside of the suggested grade range, the content of the programs is tailored to be most engaging to those who will not find the content either too advanced or not challenging enough.

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Pre-K / Kindergarten / Grade 1

Tails Are Not For Pulling

(Ages 4-6) 

A 45-minute program where children will learn how to be “animal friends” through a story that cover how to interact appropriately with animals. Children will also engage in a hands-on activity about animal safety.

Themes covered: Empathy, Animal Safety, Animal Behaviour and Communication, Respect, Teasing, Compassion, Feelings & Interacting with Animals Appropriately.

Before You Were Mine

(Ages 4-6) 

Children will be taken on a journey of what an animal’s life may have been like before being adopted. Children will engage in a cooperative activity at the end to identify basic needs of pets in our homes.

Themes covered: Empathy, Animal Safety, Animal Welfare, Human-Animal Bond, Animal Behaviour, Stray Animals, Animal Sheltering & Adoption, Basic Needs of Animals.

Hey Little Ant

(Ages 4-6) 

A story about empathy where students take the perspective of an ant who may or may not be squished. At the end, children will participate in a decision-making activity that will touch upon how all living things should be treated with respect.

Themes covered: Empathy, Point of View, Perspective, Feelings, Compassion, Bullying, Problem-solving, Decision-making, Respect & Tolerance.

Grade 2 – 3

Who We Are & What We Do

(Age 7+)

Participants will learn the basic needs of all animals as well as the five freedoms of animal welfare. Attendees will be introduced to what responsible pet ownership is and apply their knowledge in a cooperative activity about the needs of companion animals.

Themes covered: Different types of pets, Basic Needs of Animals, Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare, Responsible Pet Ownership & Enrichment.

New Animal Adoption Process

Kind Kids

(Ages 7 – 9)

Participants will learn the basic needs of all animals as well as the five freedoms of animal welfare. Students will be introduced to what responsible pet ownership is and apply their knowledge in a cooperative activity about the needs of companion animals.

Themes covered: Different types of pets, Basic Needs of Animals, Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare, Responsible Pet Ownership & Enrichment.

Pet Space, Kid Safe

(Ages 7 – 9)

A program designed for children ages 7-9, participants will be introduced to dog and cat body language to identify feelings and emotions of animals. We will address how to remain safe when interacting with animals and how to prevent bites from occurring.

Themes covered: Dog Body Language, Dog Bite Prevention, How to Appropriately Greet and Interact with a Dog, Cat Body Language & How to Appropriately Greet and Interact with a Cat.

Grade 4 – 8

Who We Are & What We Do

(Age 7+)

Participants will learn the basic needs of all animals as well as the five freedoms of animal welfare. Attendees will be introduced to what responsible pet ownership is and apply their knowledge in a cooperative activity about the needs of companion animals.

Themes covered: Different types of pets, Basic Needs of Animals, Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare, Responsible Pet Ownership & Enrichment.

Caring Companions

(Ages 9 – 14)

Participants will learn the basic needs of all animals as well as the five freedoms of animal welfare. Attendees will be introduced to what responsible ownership is and apply their knowledge in a cooperative activity on the needs of companion animals.

Themes covered: Different types of pets, Basic Needs of Animals, Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare, Responsible Pet Ownership & Enrichment.

Animal Aware: Keeping You & Your Animal Safe

(Ages 9 – 14)

A one-hour program where participants will assess dog and cat body language to identify feelings and emotions of animals. We will address how to remain safe when interacting with animals and how to prevent accidents from occurring.

Themes covered: Dog Body Language, Dog Bite Prevention, How to Appropriately Greet and Interact with a Dog, Cat Body Language & How to Appropriately Greet and Interact with a Cat.

Grade 9 -12

Animal Career Pathways

(Ages 14+)

This program provides opportunity for career exploration within EHS. We will discuss career skills needed and potential steps to take if interested in the animal welfare industry.

Themes covered: Animal Career Exploration, Career skills, opportunities at EHS, steps to take beyond education.

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If you would like to be notified when we re-open bookings for these programs, please contact us today at:

education@edmontonhumanesociety.com