Collars & Scholars, HSSC’s newest humane education program, is a nine-week course that emphasizes the concepts of self-awareness, empathy, and compassion—for other people and for animals. This program is a joint venture of HSSC and The Florida Center for Early Childhood, brought together by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
HSSC developed interactive, engaging lessons for the pilot program at Gocio Elementary School and the results were tremendous. Our next assignment: expanding the program to schools throughout Sarasota County.
The Humane Society of Sarasota County’s Fur Fun Camps are great for children who love animals. Whether they attend our one- or two-day seasonal camps in the fall, winter, and spring or our week-long summer sessions, or all of the above, children are sure to have fun unleashing their animal side at HSSC.
Fur Fun Camps are designed for children ages 6-11 and held in the Education Center on HSSC’s campus. Campers interact with shelter pets and other animals, both domestic and exotic. In the past, we’ve had goats, chickens, pigs, horses, rabbits, llamas, camels, bearded dragons, snakes, and birds—just to name a few.