Education

School Programs

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School Programs

Your students will never forget the day an animal visited them in school. The in-school programs are one-time or multiple-day visits with the goal of bridging the gap between classroom instruction and real-world problems. We have programs for children from elementary through high school. Our programs focus on social-emotional intelligence using animals as a way to relate these topics to youth in a fun, engaging, and memorable way.

 

Reading to Paws

Reading to animals helps students improve their literacy skills and build confidence in reading aloud. We will visit your classroom and students will practice their reading skills with our cuddliest animals. This program is also an ideal reward to motivate your students to meet their reading goals!
 

Emotional Support Animals

Homework, classes, testing days – school can be stressful for many students. Animals help reduce stress and anxiety by providing the students a comforting experience. We can visit before/after testing days or any day that students need a mental health day! We can bring a variety of animals from dogs to cats to mini-mammals.
 

Club Meetings

Is your club looking for a way to give back and help Houston’s homeless animals? Give your club members something special by organizing a meeting with our animals and learning about the importance of humane education.
 

Career Days

Invite your students to learn about the numerous careers within the animal world! This is not just for future veterinarians – we will come with a few of our mascots and teach students about many of the exciting jobs that involve animals and humane education.
 

Humane Education Workshops

There is so much to learn from animals! We have a variety of topics organized by grade for your school to choose from.
  • Pre-Kindergarten – 1st Grade: Responsible Pet Ownership 101
  • 2nd Grade – 3rd Grade: Bark, Meow, Beg: Reading Animal Body Language
  • 4th Grade – 6th Grade: Rescue is My Favorite Breed: How Animal Shelters Make a Difference
  • 7th Grade – 8th Grade: Why Adoption Matters: Inside an Animal Shelter
  • 9th Grade – 12th Grade: Animals in Need: Preventing and Investigating Animal Cruelty or Vets in Action: Shelter Medicine Basics

 

Questions? Ready to Book?

Contact our Education Coordinator at education@houstonhumane.org or 346-408-4086 to book your school program today.