What is Humane Education?

Mountain Humane's humane education program teaches social and emotional skills, and increases compassion and empathy through research-based tools and curriculum. Comprehensive humane education programming, when provided to children and communities consistently over multiple years, has been proven to help with a variety of pressing social and educational issues. It has tremendous potential for long term improvement on the health of our community and all its living things. Not only does humane education improve the treatment of animals by teaching proper care of and safety around pets, but it also improves the human participants’ lives with potential benefits ranging from decreased incidence of depression and anxiety to increased sociability, teamwork, and compassion.

Why Humane Education?

Through our partnerships with schools, other nonprofit organizations, and government (correctional facilities, probation departments, etc.) we offer tailored education programs to participants. Teachers interested in anti-bullying and/or pro-teamwork curriculum can contact Mountain Humane for class visits and other resources. Children of all ages can attend day camps at the animal adoption and humane education center and be immersed in humane education with adoptable dogs and cats! Fostering those animal-human connections and exploring them to create a better world is one of the most exciting programs we offer at the new animal welfare campus.

We host about 1000 students every year on class field trips. With our new specially designed humane education area and a trained humane educator, we intend to maximize youth and student engagement through a variety of opportunities.