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The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) believes that educating younger generations is the key to ensuring better lives for animals in the future. 

Education sessions at schools or community centers, field trips to HSU, birthday parties and H.E.R.O. Summer or Spring Camp questions can be directed to our Humane Education Director, Caitlin Lisle, at caitlin@utahhumane.org or 801-261-2919 ext. 234. 

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H.E.R.O. Spring Camp

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!* 

*Please note that registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once our camp sessions are full, we will close down the registration website, and any registration received beyond our cap number will be refunded.

Please note the age ranges for each camp day before registering!

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Please register early as availability is limited.

H.E.R.O. Summer Camp

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 15th!* 

*Please note that registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once our camp sessions are full, we will close down the registration website, and any registration received beyond our cap number will be refunded.

The HSU will hold eight weeks of summer camp in 2018! Each week will be devoted to a different age group spanning first through eighth grade.

During a typical day at the week-long H.E.R.O. (Humane Educators Reaching Out) Summer Camp, children will participate in age-appropriate humane education workshops, presentations, games and more. Workshops will focus on different types of animals each day, many with visitors - two-legged, four-legged, finned and feathered - from other animal welfare groups in Utah. Depending on the age range of the children, campers will receive one to two hours of animal interaction each day, which may include petting, holding, watering, feeding and cleaning. 

Summer Camp Brochure

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Please register early as availability is limited.

Birthday Parties

Humane Society of Utah Birthday Parties

 

Children of all ages are encouraged to celebrate their birthdays here at the HSU! Your child will spend a fun filled afternoon with family and friends while learning about animals, touring the shelter and interacting with all sorts of different critters!

 

Download our Birthday Party Information

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Please schedule in advance as availability is limited.

Education Sessions

 

The HSU provides education sessions for schools and community groups at no cost. Our presentations, for ages preschool to senior high, are colorful, informative and thought-provoking. We cover age-appropriate topics from basic pet care to complex ethical and moral issues. No matter what the age group, children and teens will be taught the importance of proper pet care, spay/neuter to control the pet population, choosing adoption first, and how to properly interact with animals. Because the HSU's lessons are based on grade level, our education services are in constant demand throughout the Wasatch Front and beyond.

During an education visit at a school or community group, our Education Director will typically bring a dog to meet the children, and conduct an age-appropriate education lesson.

Teachers can also schedule field trips to our shelter for an education session with more types of shelter pets and a tour of the shelter. 

If you are interested in having an education presentation at your school or community center, or having a fieldtrip to the Humane Society of Utah, please contact Humane Education Director, Caitlin Lisle, at caitlin@utahhumane.org or 801-261-2919 ext. 234. 

Download our Education Information

Please schedule in advance as availability is limited.

“Having respect for animals makes us better humans.”  -Jane Goodall

Fundraising and craft projects for students and youth groups

Humane Society of Utah Education

Students and youth groups are always welcome to hold fundraisers and donation drives for the homeless pets at the HSU. Please view our Wish List for the most needed items for the shelter.  

Craft projects, including blanket and toy making, are another popular way to help the animals. 

If you are interested in having your students or youth group conduct a donation drive or craft project, please contact caitlin@utahhumane.org or 801-261-2919 ext. 234.