Inviting a BC SPCA humane educator into the classroom or arranging a shelter tour, if appropriate, can be an excellent way to kick-start or build upon animal welfare learning.
School (K-12) presentations
K-12 teachers can arrange for a humane educator or BC SPCA spokesperson (where available) to visit the classroom to deliver an animal-themed presentation.
To book a school (K-12) presentation, please fill out our classroom presentation request form and email it to the Humane Education Coordinator in your area.
Please note: We do not have presenters available for preschool presentations.
Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, please contact Jeanine Jaramillo at 778-331-2189 or email@example.com.
Surrey, Delta, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Pitt Meadows, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Langley or Abbotsford, please contact Marci Chadwick at 604-709-4679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria, Duncan or Nanaimo, please contact Breeanna McDonald at 250.388.7722 ext 1226 or email@example.com.
Kelowna and Penticton:
Please contact Caitlin Wanless at 250-861-7722 ext 1715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All other areas:
Please contact your local BC SPCA Branch to determine which humane education programs are offered in your community.
"Very informative! Class loved it. They were very eager."
"The presenter's manner was perfect, the little mice props the children could handle were great and Caleb the cat was a real treat!"
"Extremely realistic and relevant."
Looking for more ways to incorporate animal welfare into your lessons? BC SPCA humane education lesson plans have been created especially for classroom teachers.
Tour a BC SPCA animal shelter
Shelter tours are at the discretion of the shelter manager and must be arranged well in advance.
Shelter tours are not recommended for groups larger than 12 or for children younger than 10 years old. For the most valuable educational experience, we recommend a school presentation by a BC SPCA representative rather than a shelter tour.
Please note that BC SPCA shelters are working adoption facilities with a priority on animal care and adoption. Viewing of animals is mainly for adoption purposes as the animals are often under stress due to being in an unfamiliar environment. High stress levels can compromise an animal's health and human contact between animals can spread disease.
Please contact your local BC SPCA shelter to see if they can accommodate a tour for your class.