Bucks County SPCA provides a wide variety of comprehensive Humane Education programs to suit the needs of each audience. Humane education is extremely important in shaping the future of our society. The respect and empathy for animals that children develop today will encourage them to be compassionate throughout their lives. There are no charges or fees for our Humane Education programs, but donations are always greatly appreciated.
For more information about specific topics, please follow the links below:
Classroom Presentations and School Assemblies
Service Projects and Fundraising
-Boy and Girl Scout Projects
Humane Education Lessons for Teachers
Ruby’s News, Bucks County SPCA’s Jr. Newsletter ISSUE 01 is NOW AVAILABLE!
Learning Kindness for Life, Humane Reading Program for Grades K-8***Coming Soon***
Guided tours of Bucks County SPCA are available for all interested groups. This 45 minute tour will teach attendees about our shelter and the animals we help, as well as how they are able to help animals in our community. Tours held for Boy and Girl Scout troops include information and lessons that are required for badges that the scouts will earn. If your group has a specific topic that they need to learn about, please be sure to let us know when scheduling your tour. Educational materials can be provided to attendees upon request. Tours are only held during our normal weekday operating hours. Please be sure to schedule your tour at least 30 days in advance. Direct interactions with the animals at our shelter during the tour cannot be guaranteed. (Please contact our Humane Education Director for more information)
Bucks County SPCA is happy to bring our Humane Education Programs to your classroom or school. Each program is tailored to meet the age group it is being presented to as well as Pennsylvania’s Education Standards for character development. Classroom presentations and school assemblies are available for all grades from pre-school through college level on a wide variety of topics, including:
- Who is Bucks County SPCA?
- Responsible Pet Ownership
- The Cost of Pet Ownership (math based lesson)
- Safety Around Animals
- Companion Animal Laws
- Animal Cops: Bucks County
- Animal Related Careers
- Adopting The Right Pet
- Kind Living With Animals
- ***Coming Soon*** Learning Kindness for Life Reading Program for Grades K-8.
Do you have a request for a topic that you don’t see here? Our Director of Education and Outreach is always happy to accommodate your specific needs and develop a presentation that would work for your class!
We are proud to have four Humane Education Dogs who “work” for our shelter. Each of them has a wonderful story that will showcase the work of Bucks County SPCA. Please be sure to request that an animal be in attendance at your program. You can view the biographies of our Humane Education Dogs by clicking here.
Please be sure to allow at least 30 minutes for presentations. The length of each visit can be adjusted to suit the needs of your students. Power Point presentations and educational materials can be included upon request. Call (215)794-7425 ext. 107 to schedule your Humane Education program.
Check our Events Calendar for information on upcoming Seminars and Discussion topics. If you would like to suggest a specific topic, please contact our Director of Education & Outreach at (215)794-7425 ext. 107
Service Projects and Fundraising
Individuals, classes or other groups that are interested in helping Bucks County SPCA by completing a Service Project or Fundraiser should begin by reviewing Bucks County SPCA's Service Project & Fundraising Guide .
You may also like to obtain some ideas by reading Bucks County SPCA’s Service Project & Fundraising Idea List.
Students who wish to complete a school required Graduation Project must schedule an appointment with our Director of Education and Outreach before we are able to approve and sign off on their project. Please be sure to have your ideas ready to discuss at the time of your appointment. No paperwork will be signed until you have met with the Director of Education and Outreach and your project has been approved. Due to large numbers of requests for students to complete their Graduation Projects at our shelter, we may not have the availability for you to complete your required service hours here. Be sure to apply early!
Boy/Girl Scout Award Projects
Please contact our Director of Education and Outreach to schedule a meeting to discuss your project ideas. If you have not done so already, a great place to get started is by reading Bucks County SPCA’s Service Project & Fundraising Idea List.
Please click here to see what lessons and projects are available for you to use with your class! ***COMING SOON***
Download our informative Jr. Newsletter to help your elementary school student learn more about our shelter and the world of animals.