IMPORTANT NOTICE

Edmonton, AB (June 5, 2020)

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 made the decision to cancel or place on hold until Fall 2020, all classes and courses. We will update the public when this changes.

Thank you for your understanding.

OUR PROGRAMS

We are proud to offer a variety of presentation both at The Edmonton Humane Society and at your school or facility, that are designed to foster a better understanding of companion animals and their ethical treatment. Presentations include a dynamic PowerPoint and interactive components to confirm learning. Though we specialize in school programs from elementary to university level, EHS also provides interactive presentations for many other groups and organizations including, Scouts and Guides, day cares, children’s camps, libraries, retirement care, and many more.

  • Prices for programs range from $52.50 – $349 (including additional fees for travel & GST)
  • Off-site locations must be between 35 km to 70 km from the shelter.
  • Programming will not be offered to locations further than 70 km away from the shelter.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Animal Adoption Challenge

(Ages 9+)

Participants will engage in a simulated adoption process. They will identify the basic needs of pets, take into account lifestyle and income, and use problem-solving and decision-making skills and currency handling to stay within their budget.

Themes covered: EHS’ Mission, Vision and Values, Animals at EHS, Fund Development, Basic Needs of Animal, Adoption, Problem-solving, Decision-making & Currency Handling.

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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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Behind-the-Scenes Shelter Tour

(Ages 6+)

Learn about what we do at the Edmonton Humane Society, and how animals make their journey through our shelter and into their fur-ever homes. Tours can accommodate up to 20 people and are about 45 minutes in length.

Themes covered: Admitting, Medical Topics, Animal Behaviour, Enrichment, Animal Housing, Animal Care and Cleaning & Adoption.

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