Humane Education Lesson Request Humane Education Lesson Request We are pleased to offer free Humane Education lessons and outreach to our community! Please fill out this form and a Heart of the Valley Educator will contact you in 3-5 days. Your Name * Phone Number * Email Address * Organization Name * Type of Program Humane Education Lesson Shelter Tour Shelter Tour and Humane Education Lesson Service Project (contact Education & Outreach Coordinator for ideas) If you selected a Humane Education Lesson, which lesson would you like us to present? Dog Safety--(K—2nd Language Arts)--Participants will engage in a group reading activity and learn about dogs’ body language and how to interact with dogs safely. Upon successful completion of the lesson, students may be awarded an “I am a Dog Safe Kid!” Certificate. Graphing Pets--(K—1st Math & Language Arts)--Participants will record the number of pets the class owns in a simple bar graph and discuss the results. Students will compare the number of pets they own compared to the number of pets living at the shelter, and discuss how they can help shelter animals find homes. Who Has Needs?--(K—1st Language Arts)--Participants will learn about dogs’ physical and emotional needs, and how they compare to human needs. Students will apply their knowledge by completing a Service Learning Project, a poster or class book to share their learning with their community. Categorizing Animals--(K—3rd Language Arts)--Participants will categorize different animals and learn the differences between pets, farm animals, and wild animals. They will discuss what each type of animal needs, and how to interact with each. The students will apply their learning by playing interactive games. Cats, Cats, and More Cats!--(3rd—4th Math & Language Arts)--Participants will calculate the possible reproductive impact of one unspayed/un-neutered cat pair over the course of one year. Students will then discuss pet overpopulation and its effects on both animals and the community, as well as what can be done to reduce the number of animals living in shelters. Responsible Pet Ownership, Step by Step--(3rd—4th Language Arts)--Through participation in a blindfolded exercise and class discussion, participants will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts responsibility and dependency as they relate to pet ownership. Pet Care Costs--(3rd—5th Math & Language Arts)--Participants will research advertisements and other resources to calculate the costs associated with pet ownership. Students will discuss ways to decrease pet care costs and learn how to create UpCycled dog toys to donate for the shelter’s distribution. Paws, Pals, and Persuasive Essays--(4th—5th Language Arts)--Participants will learn about the shelter, why some companion animals do not have homes, and the merits of pet adoption. A Heart of the Valley educator will guide them through the process of writing a persuasive essay and students will pick a persuasive writing prompt related to pet adoption. Location of Presentation? (Please note: If you prefer to visit the shelter, you will be required to provide all transportation to the shelter.) Desired Date (Programs can be presented Tuesday-Saturday.) Desired Start Time (Please note: All Humane Education lessons are 30-60 minutes long and can be shortened or lengthened to fit your needs.) Audience Age Number of Children Number of Adults (For presentations taking place at HOV please provide at least 1 adult for every 10 children to ensure proper supervision) Details: Do you have any specific goals for this program or topics you would like us to cover? How did you hear about us? * Please share any information which will help our educator be successful in your classroom. If you are human, leave this field blank.