St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center Humane Education
Humane Education teaches kindness, respect and responsibility for people, animals and the environment. It is an important tool in the campaign to alleviate animal suffering and helps children grow into caring and compassionate human beings.
St. Hubert's Humane Education Programs strive to foster humane attitudes in youngsters by teaching them to respect animals and sensitizing them to animals’ needs. Children who embrace a healthy respect for animals are more inclined to transfer those caring attitudes toward all living things - including the people in their lives.
Teachers, Parents and Scout Leaders: All classes are free of charge. They address elements of NJ core curriculum and Girl Scout Journeys and Boy Scout Patches. Classes may be tailored in time or content for the groups we teach.
Meet St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center (20 minutes, grades 1 – 12)
What is St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center? What does St. Hubert’s do? How can I help? In an enriching talk and tour, a shelter representative guides visitors through our mission of rescuing homeless animals and saving lives.
Safety with Dogs and Cats (60 minutes, grades 1 – 8)
To be safe around dogs and cats, you must understand animal body language. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there are almost 5 million reported dog bites a year. Half of these incidents involve children and many can be prevented. This vital lesson teaches safety around dogs and cats. Key points include: how to interpret dog and cat body language and danger signs; how to handle and play with pets; and how to behave when threatened by strange animals.
Cats and Dogs: Caring and Responsibility (60 minutes, grades 1 – 4)
What do you need to properly care for a pet? The educator leads this fun and interactive discussion and encourages students' imaginations by using play-acting to help demonstrate the responsibility (and “tools”) needed to care for pets.
Being Kind to Animals (40 minutes, grades K – 3)
We want children to grow into caring, compassionate adults. By reading a book that tells the story about a homeless animal we teach children to respect and be sensitive to the needs of animals and have a positive role in saving them. The children will project their senses of right and wrong in exercises designed to inspire empathy through illustrations and interactive role-playing.
To Schedule a Presentation
Presentations are available weekdays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. A maximum of 50 students is permitted at each presentation, and a minimum of 10 must attend the class visit. Please call at least a month in advance to secure the date and time you need.
Our Humane Education classes help in our mission to rescue and save the lives of homeless animals and promote compassion and responsibility. We encourage parents and schools for donations to help us continue to provide these free classes.