For schools, teachers, students and groups
Our Humane Education program encourages people to share their natural affinity for animals, nurturing the human/animal bond and instilling compassion. (And, they’re fun!)
We’d love to help you however we can! We can visit your classroom to present on your choice of a variety of topics (including demonstrations and stimulating educational information that meets many Common Core and State Standards). Or you can enrich your students’ learning by having them visit HSHV. We also have free goodies for you below. Contact us if you have other ideas!
- Animal safety (Video)
- Michigan Backyard Animals (Video
- Cat coloring page (Teaching cat body language)
- Dog coloring page (Teaching dog body language)
- Cat body language (Video)
- Dog body language (Video)
- Animal lover bookmarks
- HSHV word search
- Basic veterinary care (Video)
- Animal ethograms (Video)
- Comprehensive Humane Education (Video)
- List of great humane education books
Persuasive Profile Writing Project
Give your students real-life writing practice, and help them see their impact right away! With this persuasive writing project, your students will help adoptable animals find forever homes.
Request a Zoom Lesson
Head here to see the Zoom lessons we have available for your classroom and request one!
These Kind Kids
…are making a difference! Click their pictures, and get inspired!
Need help with your project?
- For info on HSHV, including statistics and financials, check out this page.
- For general questions, see these FAQ sheets:
- General information about HSHV
- Adoptions FAQ
- Intake FAQ
- Tiny Lions lounge and adoption Center cat cafe FAQ (Coming soon!)
Photos & Videos
- Yes, you may borrow the photos on our website! Please do not alter them (except for cropping and minor color correction or effect), and please credit the “Humane Society of Huron Valley.”
- Want to take your own photos or video? You can, during our normal business hours. Please do not film or photograph any people without their express, written permission. And while we’d love to help, our priority must remain on animals’ care and guest assistance, so, regretfully, we are unable to take animals out of their kennels or assist you in taking photos or video.
Interviews & other needs
- While we are unable to schedule in-person or phone interviews with staff, we will sometimes have volunteers who may be able to talk with you, or we can answer up to 5 questions via email, which can be submitted using the form below.
- Please plan accordingly. Due to the high volume of requests and limited resources, we are unable to fulfill last minute requests (i.e., requests in under 2 weeks). Thank you for your understanding!
Humane Education Newsletter
Would you like more information highlighting youth (and animals!) involved in HSHV programs, current learning opportunities, and even a humane living tip? You can sign up to receive our Humane Education Email Newsletter to find out more!