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Make a difference in the lives of animals in our community by getting involved in our programs and events. 

Resources for Educators

Humane Education Programs teach students how to be responsible citizens. From caring for their families' animal companions to taking action to prevent animal suffering, students become active participants in helping animals and others. Humane Education reinforces character development skills such as kindness, compassion, empathy and responsibility.  Enhancing a student's understanding that animals are living, feeling beings that need to be treated with respect and compassion is a very important lesson in empathy and respect for others. 

If you are interested in any of the below classroom resources please contact us at 504.762.3321 or email education@la-spca.org


Online Resources

Service Learning

Classroom Presentations

Trips for Home School Educators


Online Resources


Service Learning Opportunities

We’re excited to get your classroom involved with the Louisiana SPCA, and we offer many opportunities to fulfill service-learning requirements.

  • Classroom Service-Learning Partnerships: Classroom partnerships are three-part classroom projects designed to teach students about our shelter and animal welfare while engaging the students in a service-learning project to help the shelter. Find out more on our Classroom Partnerships page.
  • Animal Advocates Program: The Animal Advocates program provides great ideas on how you can make a difference in the lives of animals. We have guides for fundraising and donation drives, instructions for donations you can make yourself, and our Animal Advocates Program to get kids and teenagers involved in promoting the well-being of animals in our community. These programs are adaptable, and can be used in classrooms, Scout groups, and individual families. Students can also earn service hours through these programs. Learn more about this program here.
  • Service-Learning Ideas: We’ve compiled a list of service-learning ideas from kids that are perfect for the home or classroom! Check out these ways to help  improve the lives of animals in our community.
  • Become a Volunteer: Teens 16 years and older can apply to become youth volunteers. Becoming a volunteer requires commitment, initiative, hard work and patience. Click here to learn more about our Volunteer Program.


Classroom Presentations

Our educational presentations are available at no cost to all educators and classrooms in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. Topics include but are not limited to animal safety and bite prevention, responsible pet guardianship, pet overpopulation and Pit Bull specific presentations. Students enjoy an opportunity to learn about these topics as well as interact with a dog in this controlled environment. The Show and Tail dogs have been temperament tested and health checked before the volunteer presenter comes to the class.


Field Trips for Home School Educators and Schools

When hosting field trip groups at the Louisiana SPCA, we give an overview of the shelter, introduce some of our adoptable animals, and get students involved in small service activities around the shelter. We want participants to leave with a greater understanding of the purpose that animal welfare organizations serve in their community, the issues that shelters face, and what it means to treat animals humanely. These field trips can be tailored to suit certain interests, such as careers in animal welfare or the responsibility of owning a pet. Let us know what lesson will make the greatest impact on your group and we will try to accommodate.

If you are interested in participating in a field trip at the Louisiana SPCA, please fill out this form to let us know.


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