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Humane Education—Teaching Kindness
Resources for parents & teachers

Across the country, groups both large and small provide information and services in support of humane education. Here are a few places to start, and others may be available in your community. If not, give some thought to helping your humane society start a local program. The world—and its children and animals—can always use more kindness!

American Humane
Ways to get involved, including mini-grants for youth groups
 

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
History of humane education, lesson plans, tip sheets
 

Best Friends Animal Society
Guidelines and classroom resources
 

Dumb Friends League
Denver, Colo., area youth programs and teacher recertification
 

HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers)
Classroom programs, advocacy, resources
 

Humane Education Programs
Standard and customized lesson plans for K through 12
 

Humane Society of the United States
Resources, animal advocacy
 

Institute for Humane Education
Humane education certificate program, workshops, classroom and youth group activities, resources
 

The National Humane Education Society
Presentations to the public, educational materials
 

Progressive Animal Welfare Society
Seattle-area classroom workshops

 

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This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 54: May/Jun 2009
Rikke Jorgensen is a freelance writer living in San Francisco.
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