What is Humane Education?
Humane education nurtures compassion and respect for living things with its traditional focus on the protection of animals, PLUS its relationship to the environment, the compassionate treatment of people, and the interconnectedness of all things. It casts a broad net of biodiversity and its interdependence. Saving one species saves many.
The Heart of Animal Protection
With the advent of at-home and hybrid learning environments as a result of COVID-19, we've ramped up development of educational content that makes it easier for teachers to teach, for students to learn, and for parents to adapt to their unwitting and unfamiliar roles as academic coaches. Even as children and teachers head back to the classroom in the coming months, or if they're already back, innovative lessons and activities facilitate navigation through what could still be an environment in transition.
Our conservation- and animal protection-themed lessons incorporate a project-based formula in which students learn by actively engaging in real-world and personally meaningful activities that allow them to work independently. Standards-based, lessons encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, self-management, project management, and collaboration. All can be applied across multiple academic disciplines, whether to enhance instruction in life sciences, geography, media and technology, vocabulary, mathematics, social studies, writing, or just about any other academic subjects. Very importantly, the lessons are engaging, with games, graphics, videos, and more. Best of all, we offer the lessons for free.
As a a wildlife conservation and animal protection organization that makes its greatest impact through education, New England Primate Conservancy is committed to leaving a legacy of hope, and tools to create a better tomorrow for all of the Earth's citizens. What we do in our daily lives impacts the future. Every small change in the right direction carries hope.
The goal is responsible stewardship of our planet and her creatures because...education is the heart of animal protection.