At HSHA, we have found the greatest success in teaching Humane Education with school-age children through our Animal Exchange Program. The Animal Exchange Program is a wonderful resource for teachers to make learning fun in all subjects and improve the learning environment for their students. Studies show kids turn to pets for emotional well-being, especially when they are feeling down. They also seek out pets when feeling tired, upset, scared or lonely. With this kind of impact, it should be no surprise that pets aid in improving school attendance too. Through this hands-on learning style, students not only learn about topics associated with animal welfare and humane treatment, but many other important life lessons. For example:
Kids and pets are a winning combination! Partner with HSHA to continue reaching the younger generations through the Animal Exchange Program. Together, we will improve the current conditions and pave the future for the pets and people within our communities.
This program is made possible by a grant from the Greater Harrisburg Foundation. Your students can learn hands-on pet ownership responsibilities while caring for a small pet in your classroom. HSHA provides cage, initial supplies and food, and medical care while the animal is in this program. Principal’s approval is required. To learn more about or apply for the Animal Exchange Program, please click here.
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