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Humane Education

The Society’s professionally trained, credentialed Humane Education Teacher provides classroom presentations to all grade levels at local elementary schools. The goals of the program are to teach compassion and respect for all living creatures, to teach proper care of domestic animals, and to protect wildlife and the environment. To receive more information on this program, or to schedule a presentation, please contact Lynn Hildebrand at (909)386-1400, extension 220.


Join us for Critter Camp!

Critter Camp is a hands-on learning experience at the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley.

The Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley is hosting our 10th annual “Critter Camp” from June 26th – June 30th. Critter Camp is an interactive, animal-centered, learning experience for second – sixth grade students. Camp hours are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Through this hands-on camp, children will learn the importance of kindness and compassion toward all living creatures. More than 40 children are expected to attend camp.

Children will be learning about the care of animals ranging from bugs and insects, tame, wild and exotic, farm and barnyard animals, to helper (therapy and service) animals! They will also learn how being responsible for our environment by recycling plastic bags, plastic loops, and aluminum and metal containers protects animals.

During the camp, students will engage in subject areas of science, language arts, social science, mathematics, health, physical education, and music.

Camp is $40.00 per child. Limited scholarships are available; Limit 1 SCHOLARSHIP PER HOUSEHOLD. Please click on the following links for registration forms and payment.
Interested in volunteering at the June Critter Camp? Please click the Volunteer tab and complete the application; note “Critter Camp”.

Click here for Registration, Medical & Media forms

Below, prepay for June Camp (JUNE 26-30):


Donations to the Humane Education program / Critter Camp are welcomed to cover the expenses for each session, which includes a child’s admission, specialized guest presenters, materials, and snacks. If you would like to sponsor a child for either camp or make a donation towards or scholarship program, you may use the link above and select “sponsorship”.


We are also in need of these items for the June camp:
Critter Camp Wish List

150 8 inch strong paper plates
150 4 inch paper plates
150 ea. plastic forks and spoons
150 napkins
150 3oz. paper cups

More information and registration forms coming soon for our July Critter Camp!


Roadhouse Biker Church visit

We recently spent a day spent visiting with members of the Roadhouse Biker Church at Read Across America – Dr. Seuss Day at Alice Birney Elementary School.

JJ ( a mini horse) and Joyce, Titan (a 197 pound English Mastiff) and Carole, and Rumor (a Rottweiler) and Lisa. Not pictured are the rabbits, Squirrel and Peanut and Kristen.

Members of Pet Partners and our Humane Education staff had a terrific time visiting Alice Birney to participate in their Read Across America Day!

The expression “The Power of One” was inspired by an article written by Jane Goodall for Time Magazine on Monday, August 26, 2002. In the article Ms. Goodall wrote, “The greatest danger to our future is apathy. You may be overcome, however, by feelings of helplessness. You are just one person in a world of 6 billion. How can your actions make a difference? Best, you say, to leave it to decision makers. And so you do nothing. Can we overcome apathy? Yes, but only if we have hope. We have huge power. Each of us must work as hard as we can now to heal the hurts and save what is left.”

To read the complete article, visit Time.com


Animals, Community, and Healing

Katherine Gigandet and Lisa Medina, together with Pilot, Haylee Sue, and Rumor, are an integral part of the Humane Society’s Humane Education program.


“Meet Pilot!”


“Meet Haylee Sue!”


“Meet Rumor!”


What is Spaying and Neutering?

Would you like to sponsor the purchase of the book our humane educator uses in classrooms, What is Spaying and Neutering? And Why Should Pets Have These Operations? In easy-to-understand text and engaging pictures, it explains the huge problems of pet overpopulation and what can be accomplished for animals when we act as responsible pet owners. If ordered in a quantity of 500 or more, these books are only $1.00 each! Would you like to provide this book to hundreds of local school children in grades K-6?


Educational Links

spreadkindness.org
learningtogive.org
humaneeducation.org
actsofkindness.org
aphe.org
aspca.org/animaland
charactercounts.org
choosekindness.com
Humane Educators Reaching Teachers
Humane Society: Youth
janegoodall.org
rootsandshoots.org
helpingamericasyouth.gov
healingspecies.com