Humane Education School Programs

Through its Humane Education School Programs, the Regina Humane Society works with educators to teach students the importance of kindness, compassion, and respect for all living things. From caring for the family pet to taking action to prevent suffering, Humane Education empowers students to realize that they can make a positive difference in their community and the world around them.

Our School Programs are:

• Available as a classroom presentation or in conjunction with a Shelter tour
• Designed to include various interactive tools
• Enhanced by a visit from a well-socialized Regina Humane Society pet
• One hour in length (additional time is required for Shelter tours)
• Easily adapted to suit the needs of your students

Our School Programs Explore:

Friends for Life
Kindergarten – Grade 2

Teach your students the importance of kindness to animals and help them become responsible pet owners. Students will understand that pets rely on people to care for them. With the help of props from the RHS “Pet Suitcase,” students learn about all facets of dog and cat pet care.

Understanding Empathy
Grade 3

Imagine for a moment what it would be like to be a dog that no one ever pets, a tiger that is confined to a small cage, or a child that is teased by others. This presentation focuses on building students’ empathy skills and fostering an understanding of how people’s words and actions affect all living things. Through context specific stories, students will learn that other living beings have thoughts, feelings, and emotions that should be respected and valued.

The RHS & Our Community
Grade 4 – Grade 8

Learn about the work of the Regina Humane Society and the laws surrounding animal care with this interactive presentation. This presentation reinforces the importance of compassion, empathy, and respect for all living things while emphasizing personal responsibility in order to help create a world that embraces humane values.

Be Dog Smart
Kindergarten – Grade 6

Help students learn the safest ways to communicate with dogs so that they will be able to handle animal encounters confidently and without harm. Students will learn how to meet dogs safely and be given the tools to know how to respond if they encounter a stray animal. Presentation includes one Be Dog Smart mascot dog for the classroom and full color information sheets and fridge magnets for students to take home. 

Play ‘n’ Pets
Kindergarten – Grade 6

Help brighten the day of a Shelter pet while learning that play is as important for our four-legged friends as it is for us. Start by collecting gently used children’s socks, toilet paper rolls, small shoe boxes, and old bath towels and the RHS will do the rest! We will teach your students how to turn these everyday items into fun, interactive toys for Shelter cats and dogs.

How to Request a School Program:
Interested in booking a classroom visit or a Shelter tour? Email us with the following information:
• School Name
• Teacher Name
• Phone Number and Email Address
• Program Name
• Classroom visit or Shelter Tour
• Preferred Date (please provide at least three)
• Preferred Time (please provide at least three)
• Grade and Number of Students
Please note: The next available openings for school programs is fall 2017.  

This is a booking request only. Your booking will only be confirmed once the RHS Education Coordinator has contacted you.

For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact our Education Coordinator at:
education@reginahumane.ca or call (306)543-6363 Ext. 224

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