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About Humane Education

At the ARLGP, we believe that in teaching our community kids at a young age to be responsible pet owners and advocates, we are ensuring animals will be humanely treated and cared for well into the future.

At our new Arthur P. Girard Adoption Center, Humane Education takes the stage. With our new in-shelter classroom, the ARLGP now provides a full-time curriculum of programming, workshops and events for youth of all ages.


In-Shelter Programming For Kids

AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS

Do you have a student who is an animal lover, advocate and friend? Our after-school clubs are designed to give students a deeper connection to the animal welfare world, sheltering in our community, responsible pet care and more. Learn more about our after-school clubs >

WEEKLY STORY TIME FOR TODDLERS

Join us Friday mornings throughout the school year (September through mid-June) from 9:30-10:30am for a story time with our humane educator. Listen to animal-themed story books, talk about animal care, and meet an adoptable ARLGP animal. No registration required, $5 donation per child is suggested.

Upcoming story time dates: 10/27, 11/3, 11/10 (please note: there is no storytime on 10/20)

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Celebrate your birthday in the most fur-tastic way! ARLGP birthday parties include two hours of programming and festivities in our humane education classroom. Learn more and schedule your birthday party today >

UNLEASHED VACATION CAMPS

The ARLGP offers day camps during the December, February and April school vacation weeks as well as school holidays. Designed for grades K-2, 3-5, and 6-8, day camps give students an in-shelter experience with age-appropriate programming and activities.

Upcoming Holiday/Vacation Camp: Veteran’s Day & Black Friday
Learn more and register your camper today >

GIRL SCOUT PROGRAMS

Are you looking to earn your Pets Badge? Or your Daisy Petals? The ARLGP now offers to a 2 hour workshop that will include a tour of the shelter as well as hands on activities to talk about animal needs and animal welfare issues. After this 2 hour workshop, you will have completed all aspects needed to complete your Girl Scout Badge. Learn more about our scout programming.

UNLEASHED SUMMER CAMP

Unleashed Summer Camp is the purr-fect way for your animal lover to spend the summer! 2018 summer camp registration opens Thursday, March 1st. Learn more about our Unleashed Summer Camps.

Parents: Sign up to receive e-newsletters and notifications about humane education programming!


For Teachers & Educators

The ARLGP offers free in-class presentations, workshops and lessons to local schools covering a wide variety of animal-related topics. Our certified humane education teacher can also help you incorporate humane lessons into your teaching at any grade level. We can also help students or groups choose service/learning projects and support you through the process.

Download our Humane Education in the Classroom brochure for a full list of lesson topics.

Have questions? Want to schedule an in-class visit? Contact our humane educator, Felicia Mazzone, at fmazzone@arlgp.org or (207) 517-3939.

Teachers: Sign up to receive e-newsletters and notifications about humane education programming!


Shelter Tours

The ARLGP offers shelter tours to school groups, scout groups, daycares, after-school programs and more! Tours are 30 minutes long and cover all areas of the shelter- from the dogs, cats and small animals, to the behind-the-scenes operations that keep the ARLGP running. Children learn what a shelter provides to the community, and how we care for animals in need.

Schedule a shelter tour by contacting our humane educator, Felicia Mazzone, at fmazzone@arlgp.org or (207) 517-3939.


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