OHS Humane Education

OHS Humane Educators provide a variety of opportunities for school-aged youth to learn about humane treatment of animals.


Our mission: To foster an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals through education and community engagement. To empower people of all ages to treat animals humanely, bring awareness to current animal issues, create advocates for animals, and build lifelong supporters of animal welfare causes.

Learn about our Humane Education programs for students, youths and adults:

Classroom presentations »
Grades K-12
OHS Humane Educators can visit your school, often with a canine work partner, and give a short presentation to students.

After-school clubs »
Grades 4-8
Clubs at OHS are a popular activity for youths looking to spend time helping at the shelter.

Tours & field trips »
Ages five and up
Educational tours of the shelter are available for groups of youths or adults.

Summer camp  »
Campers: grades 3-7; counselors: grades 8-12
OHS offers educational day camps for youths during the summer months.

Be More Humane Youth Kindness Award»
Grades K-12
This new contest recognizes and celebrates youths with a passion for compassion towards pets. Stay tuned for more details coming Fall 2019. 

More Opportunities

Youth Volunteers: Looking for information about youth volunteering? Find our Youth Volunteer (ages 12-17) program here »