Update 4/29/2013: We are currently booked up through the spring of 2013. Please contact us in the fall to schedule classroom visits to your school.
Humane Education in the Classroom
Learn more about classroom presentations offered by OHS Humane Educators
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—as much as math, science, or character education/homeroom.
Focusing on elementary through high school-aged students, our educators give age-specific presentations on topics including: safety around animals; pet care; the importance of spaying/neutering your pet; animal-related careers; dogs with jobs; and animal welfare issues.
Classroom presentations are 45 minutes long, 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.
OHS Humane Educators can give presentations Monday–Friday, between 8 am–5 pm.
Please note: We are currently booked up through the spring of 2013. Please contact us in the fall to schedule classroom visits to your school.
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.