Bring Berkshire Humane Society to Your School!

Our humane educator is available to meet with your students to talk about a variety of animal-related topics, such as responsible pet care and pet overpopulation. We offer programs for preschool to high school students in public and private schools in Berkshire County. All lessons and activities are designed to be age-appropriate for each class.

Why offer humane education in the classroom?

Research has shown that it helps to

Teach problem-solving
Create a sense of self-worth
Foster compassion
Encourage respect and responsibility
Build a sense of family and community

We can also work with you to design a particular program that will complement your curriculum in different subject areas, including English, math, and social studies, or initiatives, such as service learning projects or anti-bullying efforts. And our humane education programs are Common Core friendly! Of course, we always love when schools visit Berkshire Humane Society to learn about our work and mission directly from the shelter animals and staff.

Because we believe in the value of humane education, our school visits are free of charge.

For more information about school visits, please call Tricia Phillips, Community Outreach Coordinator at +1 (413) 447-7878, extension 137.