Humane Education for Classrooms
Calgary Humane Society works with local educators on teaching children about human rights, environmental preservation, empathy, and animal protection as interconnected and integral dimensions of a healthy, just society. There are several ways educators can bring these educational resources to their students—though field trips, presentations, and virtual learning.
We believe that all young people deserve the opportunity for Humane Education programming, so our programs are all Pay What You Can. Contact us for further information about subsidized programming and bussing for your classroom.
Contact the Humane Education department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Field Trips to Calgary Humane Society
We are proud to offer customizable, half-day field trip programs for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Students get the opportunity to connect with animals, complete fun activities, and learn about the only open-admission animal shelter in southern Alberta.
Learn more about field trips to Calgary Humane Society.
Field Trip Fee: Pay What You Can
Community Group Tours
Tours are also available for groups outside of school who would like to learn more about our animals and what we do. These tours are open to Scout groups, Girl Guide groups, and others—even a group of curious friends. Tours consist of a 30-minute presentation about Calgary Humane Society and a 30-minute tour of the facility, where you’ll have a chance to meet the animals and learn about how we can help them have long and happy lives.
Tour Fee: $50
We believe that all children and youth deserve the opportunity for humane education programming. Our in-class animal presentations for schools are customized for the age groups receiving the presentation, ensuring every class gets age-appropriate information.
We can deliver these presentations in-class, online via Zoom, or during a field trip to Calgary Humane Society.
Presentation Fee: Pay What You Can
We are now offering our entire library of classroom presentations, typically delivered in-person, to be delivered via Zoom to make our programming more accessible to all students. All the presentations listed on the Presentations page can be made available as virtual sessions.
Virtual Learning Fee: Pay What You Can
Humane Education Leadership Initiative
The Humane Education Leadership Initiative (HELI) is a group volunteer opportunity for Junior and Senior High school classes, youth in after-school clubs, CTF/CTS courses, and sports teams. We can accompted group volunteering for medium to large groups.
By nominating your group/class for the Humane Education Leadership Initiative, you will be able to provide your class with some hands-on experience helping with support tasks at Calgary’s only open-admission animal shelter! Our experienced Humane Education and Volunteer Resources Teams will select a date, time, and itinerary that is suitable for the age level of your youth and schedule of your group.
HELI Fee: Free!
Some example of leadership activities include:
- Creating enrichment toys for our animals
- Assisting our Animal Care team with laundry and dishes
- Indoor or outdoor facility cleanup