Oregon Humane Society
Kids & Teens

Classroom Presentations



Humane Education in the Classroom


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


About Classroom Presentations »


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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)
  • Careers Working with Pets (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 when possible. 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



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.