KHS Classroom Visits for Students of All Ages

Bring our humane education programs to your classroom. Our classroom presentations offer interactive activities provided by KHS staff and volunteer educators at your location. 

Kansas Humane Society Visits Include:

  • 30-45 minute presentation
  • Tuesday - Friday
  • Available for schools, clubs, homeschool groups and community organizations
  •  No fee. Donations welcome.

 

FROM NOSE TO TAIL: Lessons to Inspire Care and Compassion for Animals 

  • Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

From Nose to Tail Features:

  • Alignment with National Education and Common Core standards in science, math, language arts, health and social studies;
  • Five lessons plans, each requiring approximately 30 to 60+ minutes of class time;
  • Character education concepts such as compassion, responsibility and empathy;
  • Service-learning projects aimed at helping puppy mill dogs and encouraging self-efficacy and good citizenship.

Importantly, From Nose to Tail advances both humane and academic learning objectives, so it can be readily incorporated into general classroom instruction. Topics include: dogs’ basic physical, social and emotional needs, our responsibility for providing humane care for dogs as dependent beings, and dog safety/bite prevention. Click here to see the lesson plan.

 

FROM NOSE TO TAIL: Lessons to Inspire Care and Compassion for Animals 

  • 3rd Grade - 5th Grade

From Nose to Tail Features:

  • Alignment with National Education and Common Core standards in science, math, language arts, health and social studies;
  • Five lessons plans, each requiring approximately 30 to 60+ minutes of class time;
  • Character education concepts such as compassion, responsibility and empathy;
  • Service-learning projects aimed at helping puppy mill dogs and encouraging self-efficacy and good citizenship.

 Importantly, From Nose to Tail advances both humane and academic learning objectives, so it can be readily incorporated into general classroom instruction. Topics include: pet overpopulation and the role of animal shelters in communities, our responsibility for providing humane care for dogs as dependent beings, and dog safety/bite prevention. Click here to see the lesson plan.

 

CAREERS WITH ANIMALS

  • 6th Grade - 8th Grade

Many of us love animals and, as young people, spend at least some time considering a career that keeps us in the company of our animal friends.  Some of us choose career paths which take us away from animals but maintain contact through our animal companions; others want a career that will keep animals as the focal point of their lives.  This presentation introduces students the many careers where you can work with or around animals.

 

VETERINARY MEDICINE: It’s More Than You Think - FIELD TRIP TO KHS!

  • 6th Grade - 8th Grade

Do you think veterinary medicine is just about cats and dogs? Think again! The first part of this workshop includes an video introduction to students showing the exciting career possibilities waiting for them in veterinary medicine … from the barnyard to the biomedical research lab; from the zoo or circus to the fish farm; from veterinarians serving in the military in countries around the world to veterinarians working in clinics in your neighborhood. Veterinary students talk about their school experience, college deans talk about what it takes to be accepted, and practicing veterinarians talk about their day-to-day professional work life and what makes being a veterinarian so rewarding. The video emphasizes the diverse opportunities available in veterinary medicine as well as the critical role veterinarians play in protecting both animal and human health.

The second part of the workshop has us visiting our state-of-the-art Veterinary Medical Center where we have a fully functioning operating room where they will be able to view spay/neuter surgeries, talk to our vets and veterinary techs about the procedures they are watching, and possibly get an opportunity to assist in the post-operation tasks many volunteers help with.

PLEASE NOTE: Time with our on-site veterinarians for a questions & answers session can be requested, but not guaranteed. Please allow 90 minutes for this interactive, informative and educational opportunity. A donation of $2 per person is requested. Please contact the Youth Education Department to add a Q&A session.

 

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