Humane Education Programs:
Pet Care Basics: Programs include a discussion of what HSCC does for the community, what it means to be a responsible pet owner, and being safe around all animals. Chose from the following:
Pet Care Grab Bag
A Home for Nathan
Jeepers Creepers: Creeping Crawlers are all around us! Students will learn how to tell the difference between a spider, and insect, a mollusk, or crustacean. The 3 L's (look at them, learn about them, leave them alone) will be emphasized as students go on their own "bug safari".
Wild about Worms: Vermicomposting is a great way to help the environment by recycling your kitchen trash into wonderful fertilizer for your plants. We will learn about the amazing earthworms...the most useful, undemanding pets. Students may choose to establish their own vermicomposting bins.
Raising Rabbits Responsibly: Think carefully before you bring home that adorable Easter Bunny! Students will learn all about rabbit breeds, care, nutrition and life cycle.
Careers: This program touches on the job/positions we hold at the Humane Society, as well as a variety of opportunities working with or for animals and the environment. From pet groomer to artist to veterinarian, many career paths are available...let us discuss the possibilities with your class.
Black Bears: This seasonal program is a hands on introduction into the world of the black bear. Learn about the native wildlife species that has made a remarkable comeback.
Farm Animals: An introduction to farm animals; the products and services they provide. This program can also be adapted (for older groups) to include current trends in farming and their effects on consumers and the small local farmer.