Field Trips at Calgary Humane Society
A visit to Calgary Humane Society is an excellent field trip for kindergarten to grade six classes looking to learn more about empathy, kindness, and animals. They’re a great way for youth of all ages to uncover the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we hear at Calgary’s oldest animal welfare organization.
Choose from any of our classroom presentations to begin your morning and let our experienced educators elevate your field trip experience with an animal guest and tour of our facility.
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.
When Can I Book a Field Trip?
Field trips run on weekday mornings, September through June, and can accommodate up to one class (a maximum of 30 students) at a time. Field trips run from 9:30am to 11:30am each day.
If needed, you may request an extra half hour in our learning centre for your students to eat lunch at no extra charge. (Please note: chairs and tables are available, but teachers and chaperones are responsible for area clean-up as well as set-up and take-down of any furniture used for lunch. We also provide tablecloths that can be spread out for “picnic” style lunches on the floor if desired.)
Humane Education Leadership Initiative
The Humane Education Leadership Initiative 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.
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