The Humane Society of Sarasota County’s Humane Education Program teaches people of all ages to respect the animals that share our world, both in our homes and in our communities. Humane education fosters compassion, responsibility, and kindness—for animals and people alike. Fundamentally, the goal of humane education is to make the world a better place for all living creatures.
The focus on global citizenship makes humane education compatible with other educational theories, including service-learning, character building, and democratic education, all of which promote personal and global responsibility. By demonstrating that actions have consequences, the humane education curriculum builds empathy and higher-order thinking skills.
HSSC’s Humane Education Program uses the principles of the human-animal bond to provide fun, enriching lessons for children and adults. We offer a variety of formats, including classroom visits, shelter tours, pet therapy, reading programs, and camps.
We work with all ages, although we primarily do presentations for children and teens. The principles of humane education apply to everyone, regardless of age.
If you are looking to have HSSC attend an event, or you want to do a fundraiser, please see this page for more information.