Humane Society of Huron Valley: Animal Care Education

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Animal Care Education

All ACE programs meet many Common Core and State Standards. Please contact us for specific standards met in each lesson. A printable version of our programs is available here: ACE Programs Brochure

Each ACE presentation is $55 and can include up to 40 participants (or 2 classrooms).  Shelter dog visits are available with your program for an additional $20 fee. A limited amount of partial scholarships may be available for schools in financial need. To book a program or to receive more information, please complete our online request form: ACE Program Request Form

 

Programs for Pre-K - 2nd Grade:

  • "Paws"itively Safe

    In this program, participants will be able to put themselves in an animal’s “paws” to learn how an animal might feel and what an animal may or may not like. Youth will learn how to communicate with animals through body language, how to safely approach and greet an animal and what to do if encountered by an animal that they don’t know.this program, participants will become pet safety experts! Participants will learn how to safely approach and handle a known animal, what to do if they come across an animal that they don't know and how to read an animal's body language to tell what it may be trying to communicate.

  • Happy Tails:

    Want to learn how to keep your pet safe, happy and healthy? Participants of this program will learn how to appropriately provide valuable care for our pets at home including veterinary care, ways to exercise pets, proper grooming needs and nutrition.

  • Humane Humans

    How can one person make a difference in creating a community of humane humans?  Participants in this program will learn the different ways HSHV helps animals, and discuss what they can do personally to help spread compassion.  

Programs for 3rd - 5th Grade:

  • Animal Communication

    Just like learning another language, this program provides the tools to decode what animals are telling us by identifying animal body language characteristics.  Learn how to safely approach and greet a dog and also what to do if encountered by an animal that you don’t know.

  • Wonderful Wildlife

    Begin to feel closer to the wild animals in our backyard by understanding their daily lives.   This program provides considerate ways to create safer habitats for urban wildlife as well as a better environment for wild animals all over the world.

  • Humane Humans

    How can one person make a difference in creating a community of humane humans?  Participants in this program will learn the different ways HSHV helps animals, and discuss what they can do personally to help spread compassion.  

Programs for 6th - 8th Grade:

  • The Ways of the Wild

    Become an animal hero by learning practical everyday ways to make a difference and create a safer habitat world for wildlife!  This program flips our perspective to a wild animal’s view in order for us to understand the lives of various local wild animals to get an idea of when animals may need us and when animals are independent. 

  • Compassionate Quotations

    Learn how HSHV is helping animals and explore your own beliefs toward animal welfare.  Participants will think critically about how varying viewpoints are formed, and will discover how they can help create a more compassionate community for all.  

    Working for Animals: Careers at HSHV

  • This program will discuss the many different careers that work together to help animals at HSHV.  Participants will learn about the day to day tasks and equipment used by each career at HSHV and explore their interest of pursuing a future career in the field of animal welfare.

Programs for 9th Grade - Adult:

  • Working for Animals: Careers in Animal Welfare

    Working with animals can be fun, rewarding, and also challenging.  Participants in this program will consider different careers in animal welfare and learn more about the education required, lifestyle, and challenges associated with each.  

  • Wildlife and Us

    In urban life, we coexist with many different animals.  Begin to understand the lives of various common local wild animals to distinguish when animals need human assistance, when animals are independent, and what to do in uncommon and potentially dangerous encounters with wildlife

Programs for All Ages

  • Love Starts Here: How HSHV Helps Our Community

    Do you have a group who is interest in learning about HSHV? Participants in this program will learn the history of our organization, information on our day to day operations and how we are helping our community to be a compassionate place for all animals who live here, including humans! 

 

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