The mission of Humane Education Programs…
This mission is accomplished through
the teaching of humane education programs in schools and to community
organizations. Programs provide students with non-bias information,
the tools to form decisions, and the facts to encourage action.
We recognize all forms of life as important and encourage individual
decision making and action.
- Educate children and adults on
the responsibilities necessary to ensure the welfare of companion
animals and wildlife.
- Share the opinions of animal
and civil rights organizations in a non-threatening manner.
- Encourage free thought and the
development of personal values in regards to issues of importance
within the field of humane education.
- Have students act as ambassadors,
sharing the need for humane treatment of animals with family
and friends in the community.
The rationale behind this mission
is as follows…
If students are told what to think
they all to often listen and agree. A students mind can then easily
be changed by the words of another saying the opposite. However,
when students are taught to think independently and form personal
perspective, students develop solid values which become part of
them. For this reason it is necessary to teach non-bias information
and allow the facts to influence students the same way the facts
have influenced thousands of volunteers to become involved in the
cause of humane education.
Humane Education Programs rely entirely
on the work of volunteers and donations. It is with great appreciation
that we accept service and financial support from local schools
Never doubt that
a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed,
it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead, American
Teachers Help the World!
As part of our involvement
in the scholastic world we strive to deliver information, provide
models for rational thinking and decision making, and most importantly
educate educators. Through the use of pre and post visit material
and activities, a one day lesson can become the focal point for
a much larger unit. We stand strong in our commitment to help teachers
find new ways to reach students and have an ever increasing base
of knowledge from which to draw.
It is with great enthusiasm
that we provide teachers with information to better teach the humanities.
Through conversations on teaching strategies, educational approaches,
and lesson design, we aim to provide the teacher with an increased
level of confidence and skill when teaching humane education. Our
involvement as an educational resource is far more instrumental
in improving the world than any lesson standing alone. It is with
this drive to inform and educate that we ask you to become involved!
vary in length from 1 to 3 hours, and may be delivered to small
(5-10 students), classroom (20-30 students), or auditorium (30+
students) sized groups.
You cannot do a
kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too
late. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Essayist and Philosopher
Beane, pictured here with Emma, has a B.A. in the Humanities (Philosophy,
Religious Studies) from Beloit College, and a M.S Ed. in Outdoor
Education from Northern Illinois University. He has over ten years
of educational programming experience in non-traditional settings,
public and private schools.
as an environmental educator and wilderness instructor
have inspired his involvement in the field of humane education as
a means to improve relationships between all forms of life.
must be the change you wish to see in the world – M.K. Gandhi