OHS Humane Educators Visit Classrooms
OHS Humane Educators visit public and private schools throughout the Portland metro area to give humane education presentations to students age 5 through adults. 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-5)
- Canine Body Language / Advanced Safety Around Dogs (Grades 6-12)
- Basic Pet Care & Responsibilities (Grades 3-8)
- All About OHS (Grades 3-12)
- Dogs With Jobs (Grades 4-12)
- Pet-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 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.
|Humane Educator – Barb||Humane Educator – Rachel|
|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.
Feedback from Teachers
“This was wonderful. Barb was a pleasure to talk to, and a great presenter who was very patient with our sometimes rowdy group. The presentations were informative and fun. Our kids gave us positive feedback as well. Thank you!”
“We had the pleasure of having Jessica and Ranger in our classroom. Jessica did an amazing job and knew exactly how to talk to a group of second graders!”
“Maddie is a terrific Ambassador for Good Dogs.”
“Thank you for coming – there was a lot of great information for the second graders! Even one of my students that was fearful of dogs petted Ranger at the very end. Education is powerful!”
“I appreciated it when the presenter checked in with me to make sure the handouts were leveled correctly for us. I enjoyed watching the presenter answer the children’s questions in such an engaging and interesting way.”
“Jessica and Ranger were great! Ranger seemed very comfortable in our classroom – even with a large group of very interested kindergarten students and Jessica did a wonderful job of presenting meaningful information to our kindergarteners. Thanks so much!”
“You guys are wonderful! I have used this service for about five years now! Our year wouldn’t be complete without it.”
“Thank you! We loved having Barb and Maddie visit and I felt that my students learned valuable information about how to be safe around dogs. I think adults would benefit from this, too!”