Our in-class presentations are customized for the age groups that we are presenting to. This page provides teachers the opportunity to research the themes and content that will be covered prior to booking and enables teachers the ability to integrate our lectures with their own.

We can deliver these presentations in-class or during our field trips at Calgary Humane Society. In-class presentations are $50.00 per class. Field trips are $175.00 per class and include a presentation of your choice. If you are looking for more information or wish to book one of our educational presentations or field trips please contact our Humane Education Department at humane.education@calgaryhumane.ca or 403-205-4455 ext 6544. Please be advised that our presenter/booking coordinator works from Monday-Friday each week.

We believe that all children and youth deserve the opportunity for humane education programming. Contact us for further information about subsidized programming to see if your school qualifies. This offer is subject to funds available.


Select your age group below:
Kindergarten
Grade One
Grade Two
Grade Three
Grade Four
Grade Five
Grade Six
Grade Seven
Grade Eight
Grade Nine to Twelve


Kindergarten

My Pet and Me – Friends for Life: K – Gr. 1

Themes Covered: Empathy, Needs of Animals, Safety, Social and Emotional Literacy, Community Involvement, Responsibility, Humane Treatment of Animals, Compassion and Animal Welfare.

Students discover the importance of providing necessary care for their pets through empathy building activities. By showing students engaging flashcards and reading a touching story of a CHS dog, we elicit the similarities between human and animal emotions, behaviours and needs. We also discuss what pets need to be healthy and happy during our interactive activity and conclude with a dog safety exercise, including dog bite prevention.

This presentation is designed for students age five and older.

Curriculum Connections My Pet and Me Kindergarten

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Grade One

My Pet and Me – Friends for Life: K – Gr. 1

Themes Covered: Empathy, Needs of Animals, Safety, Social and Emotional Literacy, Community Involvement, Responsibility, Humane Treatment of Animals, Compassion and Animal Welfare.

Students discover the importance of providing necessary care for their pets through empathy building activities. By showing students engaging flashcards and reading a touching story of a CHS dog, we elicit the similarities between human and animal emotions, behaviours and needs. We also discuss what pets need to be healthy and happy during our interactive activity and conclude with a dog safety exercise, including dog bite prevention

This presentation is designed for students age five and older.

Curriculum Connections My Pet and Me Grade 1

 

Domestication of Animals: Gr. 1-3

Themes Covered: Responsibility, Wild vs. Domesticated Animals, Animal Body Language, Working Animals, Historical Value of Animals, History of Domestication and Human Impact on Animal Life.

This program explores the domestication of companion animals and how they have come to share our homes. Students will explore the similarities and differences between our pets and their domestic ancestors. Students will examine the history of animal domestication, the care and needs of animals and the responsibility humans have for our domesticated species. Also included are animal body language and the roles animals play today compared to their historical roles.

Curriculum Connections Wolf at the Waterbowl Grade 1

 

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Grade Two

Classroom Critter Care: Gr. 2 (Animal Visitor!)

Themes: Empathy, Compassion, Responsibility, Needs of Animals, Caring for a Classroom Pet, Sharing, Respect, Community and Animal Body Language.

Do you have a classroom pet? Let the Calgary Humane Society design a custom presentation to discuss the care and needs of your classroom critter, the body language small animals use to communicate and how to respect and care for, not just your classroom pet, but your classroom ambassador!

Curriculum Connections Critter Care for Kids Grade 2

 

Domestication of Animals: Gr. 1-3

Themes Covered: Responsibility, Wild vs. Domesticated Animals, Animal Body Language, Working Animals, Historical Value of Animals, History of Domestication and Human Impact on Animal Life.

This program explores the domestication of companion animals and how they have come to share our homes. Students will explore the similarities and differences between our pets and their domestic ancestors. Students will examine the history of animal domestication, the care and needs of animals and the responsibility humans have for our domesticated species. Also included are animal body language and the roles animals play today compared to their historical roles.

Curriculum Connections Wolf at the Waterbowl Grade 2

 

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Grade Three

Domestication of Animals Gr. 1-3

Themes Covered: Responsibility, Wild vs. Domesticated Animals, Animal Body Language, Working Animals, Historical Value of Animals, History of Domestication and Human Impact on Animal Life.

This program explores the domestication of companion animals and how they have come to share our homes. Students will explore the similarities and differences between our pets and their domestic ancestors. Students will examine the history of animal domestication, the care and needs of animals and the responsibility humans have for our domesticated species. Also included are animal body language and the roles animals play today compared to their historical roles.

Curriculum Connections Tiger in your Kitchen Grade 3

 

Reptiles and Amphibians: Gr. 3 and Gr. 5 (Animal Visitor!)

Themes Covered: Life Cycles, Wetlands, Wild vs. Domestic Animals, Conservation, Respect, Compassion, Empathy, Exotic Pets, Human Ecological Impacts, Native vs. Invasive Species, Exotic Animal Care and Ownership and Needs of Exotic Animals.

Yes, the slimy and scaly creatures need attention too!  With the recent popularity of reptiles and amphibians in the pet trade it is important both adults and children understand the ins and outs of exotic animal ownership and care. This program educates students on the difference between wild and domestic animals, showcases the various reptiles and amphibians found in Alberta, and examines popular reptiles in the pet trade today.  We take a look at the needs of these unique creatures and some of the conservation efforts and laws that are out there to protect the wild populations.  This presentation includes biofacts and a live animal guest.

Curriculum Connections Reptiles and Amphibians Grade 3

 

“Don’t Feed The Bears!”: Human Impacts on Wildlife: Gr. 3-6

Themes Covered: Conservation, Citizenship, Compassion, Respect, Global and Community Responsibility, Wildlife Hazards, Safety, Community Involvement, Web of Life and Human Ecological Impacts

“Throw a treat to bring him closer to the camera!” What REALLY happens when you feed wild animals? Examine what happens when humans and wildlife collide. Respect, rights and responsibility are the 3 R’s of animal welfare. Using case studies and engaging activities students explore the needs of living things and learn about the importance of acting humanely towards all living creatures, both wild and domestic. Various issues will be discussed with an emphasis on co-existing with wildlife in urban areas.

Curriculum Connections Urbanization and Wildlife Grade 3

 

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Grade Four

Bullying – Pets and Peers: Gr. 4-6

Themes Covered: Conflict resolution, Inclusion, Empathy, Personal Responsibility, Bystander Roles, Healthy Relationships, Caring Communities, Compassion, Respect, Tolerance, Courage to Speak Up and Cycle of Violence.

Students will discover the many similarities between bullying and animal cruelty by comparing the motivations and causes behind aggressive behavior. This interactive, empathy building program includes real case studies and group activities which allow students to express their opinions, practice negotiation strategies, consider different perspectives, and perceive abuse from the viewpoint of the victim. We also discuss the importance of recognizing and reporting all forms of abuse and distribute contact numbers of local service agencies.

Curriculum Connections Bullying Pets and Peers Grade 4

 

“Don’t Feed The Bears!”: Human Impacts on Wildlife: Gr. 3-6

Themes Covered: Conservation, Citizenship, Compassion, Respect, Global and Community Responsibility, Wildlife Hazards, Safety, Community Involvement, Web of Life and Human Ecological Impacts

“Throw a treat to bring him closer to the camera!” What REALLY happens when you feed wild animals? Examine what happens when humans and wildlife collide. Respect, rights and responsibility are the 3 R’s of animal welfare. Using case studies and engaging activities students explore the needs of living things and learn about the importance of acting humanely towards all living creatures, both wild and domestic. Various issues will be discussed with an emphasis on co-existing with wildlife in urban areas.

Curriculum Connections Urbanization and Wildlife Grade 4

 

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Grade Five

Bullying – Pets and Peers: Gr. 4-6

Themes Covered: Conflict resolution, Inclusion, Empathy, Personal Responsibility, Bystander Roles, Healthy Relationships, Caring Communities, Compassion, Respect, Tolerance, Courage to Speak Up and Cycle of Violence.

Students will discover the many similarities between bullying and animal cruelty by comparing the motivations and causes behind aggressive behavior. This interactive, empathy building program includes real case studies and group activities which allow students to express their opinions, practice negotiation strategies, consider different perspectives, and perceive abuse from the viewpoint of the victim. We also discuss the importance of recognizing and reporting all forms of abuse and distribute contact numbers of local service agencies.

Curriculum Connections Bullying Pets and People Grade 5

 

Reptiles and Amphibians: Gr. 3 and Gr. 5 (Animal Visitor!)

Themes Covered: Life Cycles, Wetlands, Wild vs. Domestic Animals, Conservation, Respect, Compassion, Empathy, Exotic Pets, Human Ecological Impacts, Native vs. Invasive Species, Exotic Animal Care and Ownership and Needs of Exotic Animals.

Yes, the slimy and scaly creatures need attention too!  With the recent popularity of reptiles and amphibians in the pet trade it is important both adults and children understand the ins and outs of exotic animal ownership and care. This program educates students on the difference between wild and domestic animals, showcases the various reptiles and amphibians found in Alberta, and examines popular reptiles in the pet trade today.  We take a look at the needs of these unique creatures and some of the conservation efforts and laws that are out there to protect the wild populations.  This presentation includes biofacts and a live animal guest.

Curriculum Connections Reptiles and Amphibians Grade 5

 

“Don’t Feed The Bears!”: Human Impacts on Wildlife: Gr. 3-6

Themes Covered: Conservation, Citizenship, Compassion, Respect, Global and Community Responsibility, Wildlife Hazards, Safety, Community Involvement, Web of Life and Human Ecological Impacts

“Throw a treat to bring him closer to the camera!” What REALLY happens when you feed wild animals? Examine what happens when humans and wildlife collide. Respect, rights and responsibility are the 3 R’s of animal welfare. Using case studies and engaging activities students explore the needs of living things and learn about the importance of acting humanely towards all living creatures, both wild and domestic. Various issues will be discussed with an emphasis on co-existing with wildlife in urban areas.

 

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Grade Six

Bullying – Pets and Peers: Gr. 4-6

Themes Covered: Conflict resolution, Inclusion, Empathy, Personal Responsibility, Bystander Roles, Healthy Relationships, Caring Communities, Compassion, Respect, Tolerance, Courage to Speak Up and Cycle of Violence.

Students will discover the many similarities between bullying and animal cruelty by comparing the motivations and causes behind aggressive behavior. This interactive, empathy building program includes real case studies and group activities which allow students to express their opinions, practice negotiation strategies, consider different perspectives, and perceive abuse from the viewpoint of the victim. We also discuss the importance of recognizing and reporting all forms of abuse and distribute contact numbers of local service agencies.

Curriculum Outcomes Bullying – Pets and Peers grade 4 5 6

 

“Don’t Feed The Bears!”: Human Impacts on Wildlife: Gr. 3-6

Themes Covered: Conservation, Citizenship, Compassion, Respect, Global and Community Responsibility, Wildlife Hazards, Safety, Community Involvement, Web of Life and Human Ecological Impacts

“Throw a treat to bring him closer to the camera!” What REALLY happens when you feed wild animals? Examine what happens when humans and wildlife collide. Respect, rights and responsibility are the 3 R’s of animal welfare. Using case studies and engaging activities students explore the needs of living things and learn about the importance of acting humanely towards all living creatures, both wild and domestic. Various issues will be discussed with an emphasis on co-existing with wildlife in urban areas.

Curriculum Connections Urbanization and Wildlife Grade 6

 

Animal Protection – Police For Pets?: Gr. 6-8

Themes Covered: Law Creation and Modification, Law Enforcement, Levels of Government, Respect, Compassion, Community Involvement, Responsible Pet Ownership, Legal System, and Citizenship

Students discover that there are laws dealing with animals at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government. Using recent and detailed case studies, students will gain a full understanding of how CHS investigated and prosecutes against cases of animal abuse, cruelty and neglect. Students will examine how to determine different types if animal abuse and what to do if they suspect an animal is suffering. Through closely inspecting the legislation protecting animals, students will be given the opportunity to discuss what they think works and what changes they would love to see in the future. We will also discuss the Calgary Humane Society’s role in animal protection and the 3 R’s of animal welfare (respect, rights, and responsibility).

Curriculum Connections Legal Beagles


Grade Seven

Urbanization and Wildlife Gr. 7-9

Themes Covered: Conservation, Citizenship, Compassion, Respect, Global and Community Responsibility, Wildlife Hazards, Safety, Community Involvement, Web of Life and Human Ecological Impacts

What happens when humans invade wild spaces? Is there really such a thing as “nuisance” wildlife? Examine what happens when humans and wild animals collide. “Respect”, “Rights” and “Responsibility” are the 3 R’s of animal welfare. Using case studies and engaging activities students explore the needs of living things and learn about the importance of acting humanely towards all living creatures, both wild and domestic. Various issues will be discussed with an emphasis on co-existing with wildlife in urban areas.

Curriculum Connections Urbanization and Wildlife Grade 7

 

Bullying – Pets and People Gr. 7-9

Themes Covered: Healthy Relationships, Empathy, Cycle of Violence, Ethics, Connection Between Animal and Human Violence, Respect, Community Action, Personal Value Judgements (Discovering, Challenging and Developing) and Abuse Awareness (Animal, Family and Relationships).

In this interactive empathy building program, students learn about the connection between bullying and animal cruelty. The discussion begins with animal welfare and transitions to human violence as students begin to relate the examples given to bullying and other societal concerns. By evaluating scenarios of abusive behavior in a group activity, students discover that views on abuse can vary substantially and that they have the power to create an atmosphere of acceptance in their school, home and community.

Curriculum Connections for Bullying and The Link 7-12

 

Animal Protection – Police For Pets?: Gr. 6-8

Themes Covered: Law Creation and Modification, Law Enforcement, Levels of Government, Respect, Compassion, Community Involvement, Responsible Pet Ownership, Legal System, and Citizenship

Students discover that there are laws dealing with animals at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government. Using recent and detailed case studies, students will gain a full understanding of how CHS investigated and prosecutes against cases of animal abuse, cruelty and neglect. Students will examine how to determine different types if animal abuse and what to do if they suspect an animal is suffering. Through closely inspecting the legislation protecting animals, students will be given the opportunity to discuss what they think works and what changes they would love to see in the future. We will also discuss the Calgary Humane Society’s role in animal protection and the 3 R’s of animal welfare (respect, rights, and responsibility).

Curriculum Connections Legal Beagles

 

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Grade Eight

Bullying – Pets and People Gr. 7-9

Themes Covered: Healthy Relationships, Empathy, Cycle of Violence, Ethics, Connection Between Animal and Human Violence, Respect, Community Action, Personal Value Judgements (Discovering, Challenging and Developing) and Abuse Awareness (Animal, Family and Relationships).

In this interactive empathy building program, students learn about the connection between bullying and animal cruelty. The discussion begins with animal welfare and transitions to human violence as students begin to relate the examples given to bullying and other societal concerns. By evaluating scenarios of abusive behavior in a group activity, students discover that views on abuse can vary substantially and that they have the power to create an atmosphere of acceptance in their school, home and community.

Curriculum Connections for Bullying and The Link 7-12

 

Careers with Animals Gr. 8-12

Themes Covered: Volunteerism, Career Paths, Career and Life Management, Interest Development, Future Planning, Entrepreneurship, Realistic Job Expectations, and Interest Mapping.

Students will discover that there are many avenues to fulfill a dream of working with animals. This presentation explores the different careers available and volunteer opportunities that young people can pursue.

Curriculum Connections Careers with Animals Grade 8

 

Urbanization and Wildlife Gr. 7-9

Themes Covered: Conservation, Citizenship, Compassion, Respect, Global and Community Responsibility, Wildlife Hazards, Safety, Community Involvement, Web of Life and Human Ecological Impacts

What happens when humans invade wild spaces? Is there really such a thing as “nuisance” wildlife? Examine what happens when humans and wild animals collide. “Respect”, “Rights” and “Responsibility” are the 3 R’s of animal welfare. Using case studies and engaging activities students explore the needs of living things and learn about the importance of acting humanely towards all living creatures, both wild and domestic. Various issues will be discussed with an emphasis on co-existing with wildlife in urban areas.

 

Animal Protection – Police For Pets?: Gr. 6-8

Themes Covered: Law Creation and Modification, Law Enforcement, Levels of Government, Respect, Compassion, Community Involvement, Responsible Pet Ownership, Legal System, and Citizenship

Students discover that there are laws dealing with animals at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government. Using recent and detailed case studies, students will gain a full understanding of how CHS investigated and prosecutes against cases of animal abuse, cruelty and neglect. Students will examine how to determine different types if animal abuse and what to do if they suspect an animal is suffering. Through closely inspecting the legislation protecting animals, students will be given the opportunity to discuss what they think works and what changes they would love to see in the future. We will also discuss the Calgary Humane Society’s role in animal protection and the 3 R’s of animal welfare (respect, rights, and responsibility).

Curriculum Connections Legal Beagles

 

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Grade Nine to Twelve

Urbanization and Wildlife Gr. 7-9

Themes Covered: Conservation, Citizenship, Compassion, Respect, Global and Community Responsibility, Wildlife Hazards, Safety, Community Involvement, Web of Life and Human Ecological Impacts

What happens when humans invade wild spaces? Is there really such a thing as “nuisance” wildlife? Examine what happens when humans and wild animals collide. “Respect”, “Rights” and “Responsibility” are the 3 R’s of animal welfare. Using case studies and engaging activities students explore the needs of living things and learn about the importance of acting humanely towards all living creatures, both wild and domestic. Various issues will be discussed with an emphasis on co-existing with wildlife in urban areas.

Curriculum Connections Urbanization and Wildlife Grade 9

 

Bullying – Pets and People Gr. 7-9

Themes Covered: Healthy Relationships, Empathy, Cycle of Violence, Ethics, Connection Between Animal and Human Violence, Respect, Community Action, Personal Value Judgements (Discovering, Challenging and Developing) and Abuse Awareness (Animal, Family and Relationships).

In this interactive empathy building program, students learn about the connection between bullying and animal cruelty. The discussion begins with animal welfare and transitions to human violence as students begin to relate the examples given to bullying and other societal concerns. By evaluating scenarios of abusive behavior in a group activity, students discover that views on abuse can vary substantially and that they have the power to create an atmosphere of acceptance in their school, home and community.

Curriculum Connections for Bullying and The Link 7-12

 

Careers with Animals Gr. 8-12

Themes Covered: Volunteerism, Career Paths, Career and Life Management, Interest Development, Future Planning, Entrepreneurship, Realistic Job Expectations, and Interest Mapping.

Students will discover that there are many avenues to fulfill a dream of working with animals. This presentation explores the different careers available and volunteer opportunities that young people can pursue.

Curriculum Connections Careers with Aniamls Grade 9-12

 

The Link Grade 10-12

Themes Covered: Social Responsibility, Warning Signs, Healthy Relationships, Violence Prevention, Consequences, Reporting Violence, Cycle of Violence, Bullying, Family Violence, Help and Resources, Empowering Youth to Speak Out and Connection of Human and Animal Violence.

People who abuse animals are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against humans. This program examines the connection between human violence and animal cruelty. We explore the cycle of violence including school violence, dating violence, domestic abuse, animal cruelty and organized crime (dogfighting). Students will learn how to recognize, respond, and report cases of abuse and will receive information on how to contact social services agencies in Calgary. This empowering and interactive presentation includes case studies from the Calgary Humane Society and a group activity.

Curriculum Connections for Bullying and The Link

 

 

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