SPCA Humane Education
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The SPCA Humane Education program, established in 1883, offers a variety of programs and services encouraging children and adults to develop and express attitudes of compassion, empathy, kindness, and respect for all living things while helping to build a safer, more compassionate community. Humane educators and volunteers teach more than 11,000 participants each year. Our goal is to help create a more caring community, while encouraging community members to recognize the significant relationship between humans, animals, and nature. If you are interested in volunteering for this important program, check out our latest volunteer needs here! (info coming soon)
If you believe in the important message of humane education and are interested in sponsoring or supporting one of the programs listed below, please call SPCA Director of Humane Education Pamela Hylinger: 716-629-3530:
Preparing your pet for your family's new addition! 2015 Schedule
-ENCOURAGING KIND KIDS LITERACY PROGRAM (EKK) (info coming soon)
Supplementing classroom lessons while exploring humane education.
-GIRL SCOUT BADGE OPPORTUNITIES
The SPCA's Girl Scout Patch Program consists of different levels. At each level, girls do a variety of age-appropriate activities that teach them about being responsible animal advocates. All activities are done during troop meetings or at home. The last activity the troop will do is visit the SPCA for a tour. To schedule a tour, or if you'd like further information, the troop leader may call 716-799-8651 or e-mail Barbara Haney, Humane/Wildlife Educator.
Daisy Activity Worksheets
Brownie Activity Worksheets
Junior Activity Worksheets
-HUMANE POSTER & CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST
2015 SPCA Serving Erie County Humane Poster and Creative Writing Contest
Theme: Mission Possible! Raising the Roof on a New Shelter
All students in first through eighth grade are invited to participate in the SPCA Serving Erie County's 2015 Humane Poster and Creative Writing Contest. Every school, home-school, faith-based school, and boy/girl scout troop in Erie County are encouraged to participate.
Suggested Reading Lists
-KIDS' FUNDRAISING MANUAL & CLUB INFO
Children can host their own fundraiser, or join our Celebrations Club!
Watch our exciting, informational video!
-LATEST MEWS: KIDS' NEWSLETTERS (info coming soon)
-ONCE UPON A TIME PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN STORY & CRAFT PROGRAM (info coming soon)
Bring SPCA reps to your location to teach children about animals in creative ways!
-PACK: PEOPLE & ANIMALS CONNECTED THROUGH KINDNESS
PACK Manual (start your own animal club!)
PACK Journal (create your own club activities!)
PACK Projects/Ideas (project ideas for you and your PACK!)
-PRESENTATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY
-SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
A service learning project is an activity in which anyone works to help the SPCA. Since the SPCA is a non-profit organization, we rely entirely on donations to help the animals in need. Service learning projects can benefit your group by promoting citizenship, encourage responsibility, and enable its’ member to work towards making a positive difference in our community. There are as many ways to help, as there are people to help! We’d be happy to make suggestions to help you decide how you'd like to assist the animals and offer some suggestions for projects.
-TEACHING LOVE AND COMPASSION (TLC)
Working with "at-promise" inner-city youth.
The SPCA's TLC Program is proudly supported by:
-TOURS OF THE SPCA SHELTER
A valuable learning experience for your group!
-VOLUNTEER IN THE HUMANE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT (info coming soon)
Several volunteer opportunities are listed here! (info coming soon)