humane education

Humane Education

Promoting Care, Compassion, and Respect for All Animals 

Our Humane Education program offers interactive educational experiences for groups interested in learning about animal welfare. We offer presentations in Philadelphia Schools and afterschool programs.

Presentations are designed for grades 3 and up, and we tailor the topics according to the needs and goals of each group.  The presentations are free of charge, although donations are accepted and appreciated.

1. Off-Site Presentations

  • Presentations last between 30 minutes and 1 hour
  • Require a minimum of 10 participants

2. On-Site Shelter Tours

  • Available at Erie Ave. Headquarters
  • All participants require a waiver signed by their guardian
  • Require a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 20 participants
  • Shelter education tours and activities last up to 2 hours
  • Require 1 chaperone per 8-10 students

3. Service Learning Opportunities are available and include: 

  • Introductory presentation
  • Guided support for a service project (fundraiser, supplies drive, or awareness campaign to benefit animals at PSPCA) 
  • Optional Shelter tour at the end of the program to drop off supplies, meet our animals and make enrichment toys (trip is optional, but your group is responsible for getting your donation to the PSPCA's Erie Ave location).


If you’re interested in scheduling a presentation or shelter visit, please fill out the form below and our program manager will get back to you shortly.