The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Los Angeles provides many services to the public.
Among the services provided by spcaLA is their Humane Education program
Friends of Culver City Animals has developed an informal “Adopt a Classroom” program that is FREE to all schools in the Culver City Unified School District. The program meets the State and District Standards for Humane Education (Sec. 233.5 of the California Education Code.)
• Humane treatment of all living creatures
• Basic pet care
• The importance of spaying and neutering pets
• How and why to microchip pets
• How to behave around pets
• Responsible pet ownership
• Guest speakers
• Interactive class discussion
• Field trips
• Handout and study materials
• Follow up activities
• Treatment of wildlife
• 45 minute presentations
Additional Resources for Teachers
"For the Birds! Activities to Replace Chick Hatching in the K-6 Classroom."
Each year many elementary school teachers undertake chick-hatching projects. These classroom exercises often produce unintended, sometimes harmful, results. "For the Birds!" is a 20-page booklet that offers alternatives to classroom chick hatching and includes a list of useful resources and humane education materials. For more information go to the National Association for Humane and Environmental Education.
US Fish & Wildlife Serivce
For students of all ages. Explore and learn about fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats and how you can help conserve, protect, and enhance them.
American Veterinary Medical Association
Animal care activity section for children. Worksheets to promote responsible pet ownership.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah
Provides homes for animals and enormous amounts of information for the public:
Dog Bites - How Much Do You Know? Six True or False statements with answers.
Lesson plans (such as Safety Around Animals), activities (such as Art Project - Pet Overpopulation Scroll),
publications, and links.
Share The World
Reproducible activities, teacher's guide, full-color wall poster & video designed for students in grades 3-5. By Share The World.
A group of educators, school administrators, librarians, students, and community members devoted to teaching students compassion, empathy, and responsibility toward animals. TeachKind serves as a resource to aid educators in teaching kindness toward animals and to help schools become animal-friendly.
Everything Animals Resources
Kids National Geographic
Middle School & High School
The Science Bank: Humane Science Education Projects - A free lending program of humane products that enable educators to teach and students to learn anatomy, physiology, and psychology lessons without harming animals, themselves, or the Earth. Call (800) 729-2287 or visit Animal Learn
US Fish & Wildlife Service. For students of all ages. Explore and learn about fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats and how you can help conserve, protect, and enhance them. US Fish & Wildlife Service
American Veterinary Medical Association. Information on caring for animals and the veterinary profession.
American Veterinary Medical Association
Job Opportunities in Animal Control - information for high school students who participate in career day. National Animal Control Association
The Humane Society of the United States site for teens. Projects, information on issues, ideas for teens. Humane Teens
Humane Education Loan Program (HELP)
The HSUS operates a loan program to provide students and educators with up-to-date alternatives to classroom animal dissection and live animal experimentation. The program is a way to help those who object to dissection and to encourage the adoption of humane alternatives in the classroom. These materials are appropriate for middle school, high school and college levels. HELP
TeachKind is a group of educators, school administrators, librarians, students, and community members devoted to teaching students compassion, empathy, and responsibility toward animals. TeachKind serves as a resource to aid educators in teaching kindness toward animals and to help schools become animal-friendly. Teach Kind