The National Humane Education Society (NHES) offers free humane education programs for schools, churches, clubs, libraries and other venues serving children across the United States. Check out the links below and bring humane education to your school.
What is Humane Education? Meet Our Humane Educators
Learn about the goals of humane education and about the members of the NHES Humane Education Department.
Request Humane Education Presentations
NHES offers free humane education programs and assemblies to schools across the United States.
Request Humane Education Materials
NHES offers brochures on various animal welfare topics, NHES calendars, and humane education lesson plans for parents and teachers.
Recommended Reading List
Our humane educators have compiled a list of reading materials that cover a wide variety of animal welfare issues.
Humane Education Lesson Plans
Our humane educators have put together a number of creative activities to help children learn about animal welfare in a fun and engaging way. Every NHES lesson plan includes a material list and step-by-step instructions on how to complete the activity from start to finish.
“We live in proximity and share space with animals, partner beings in our community. We need to be mindful of their presence, respect their lives, and be considerate of their existence. Our compassion for and care for them is the right thing to do.”
-Mr. Smoller, School Counselor, VT.