Humane Education

    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.

    If you have questions about Humane Education, please contact our Community Outreach Coordinator, Ginny Armington, at 941.955.4131 x114.

    Humane Education Programs

    Unleash your child's animal side

    Build animal handling skills

    Collect supplies or donations

    Humane Education FAQ

    Do you bring animals to classrooms?
    Yes, we regularly do classroom humane education presentations.