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'Humane Education' is fun and exciting with our programs for children and teens!

The mission of the humane education department is to explore the history and meaning of our animal kinship and foster a life-long commitment to animals. Our humane education department offers a variety of programs for children and teens. Our programs are highly interactive, student-centered and age-appropriate.

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Children will learn about compassion, and how to be responsible pet owners. Take a tour, sign up for a Paws for Parents event for 8 - 12 year olds, and learn more about our Amazing Animals Summer Camp (3rd-8th grade).


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Kids learn about being compassionate, responsible and active citizens in the community. Learn more about our Animal Starz program, where middle school students can earn four hours of community service, and check out our Amazing Animals Summer Camp (3rd-8th grade).


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Teens can be a voice for the animals through our Compassion In Action program, or sit on our Youth Advisory Board and provide feedback on how to create youth-centric programs.

Contact information for the Humane Education department

Director Education Programs
Jaime Allen
Phone: 408-262-2133 x 136


Education Programs Specialist
Sandra Shales
Phone: 408-262-2133 x138


Education Programs Coordinator
Elana Garfinkle
Phone: 408-262-2133 x137


Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE)

Member of the Ca. Regional Service Learning Advisory Consortium

Service Learning Technical Assistance trainer

First Aid and CPR Certified


Thanks to IBM for supporting our education initiatives in under-served communities.