Oregon Humane Society
Kids & Teens

Classroom Presentations


Note: The OHS Humane Educators now have a full calendar and so cannot schedule any more classroom presentations for the 2013-2014 school year. See below for more information.

Humane Education in the Classroom


Learn more about classroom presentations offered by OHS Humane Educators
for grades K–12:


About Classroom Presentations »


Presentation Availability »


Schedule a Classroom Presentation »



About Classroom Presentations


OHS Humane Educators visit public and private schools throughout the Portland Metro area to give humane education presentations to students in grades K–12. Ensuring students' compassion for animals is an important component of the curriculum.


Focusing on elementary through high school-aged students, our educators give age-specific presentations on topics including:


  • Safety Around Dogs (Grades K-7)
  • Basic Pet Care (Grades 3-8)
  • Animal-Related Careers (Grades 7-12)


Classroom presentations are 45 minutes long (30 minutes for kindergarten), and because they are very interactive, we talk to one class at a time. Presenters are accompanied by their canine work partner, and students get to spend time with the dog when the presenters are finished talking. The two presenters can do anywhere from 2–6 presentations in one day. A sample schedule of multiple classroom presentations is provided below.


Sample schedule:

  Humane Educator - Barb Humane Educator - Jessica
9–9:45 am Teacher #1 Teacher #2
9:50–10:35 am Teacher #3 Teacher #4
10:40–11:25 am Teacher #5 Teacher #6



Availability of Classroom Presentations


OHS Humane Educators now have a full calendar, so they cannot schedule any more school presentations for the 2013-2014 school year. If you would like to inquire about the 2014-2015 school year, please see below or email.



Schedule a Classroom Presentation


To schedule classroom presentations, please fill out and submit our Classroom Presentation Request form.


Since 1921, the state of Oregon has required (ORS 336.067) humane education to be added to the school curriculum so students develop an appreciation for all animal life and are taught humane treatment of animals. Through the generosity of OHS donors, this service is provided free of charge to schools.