The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth is excited to offer educational presentations for schools, organizations, groups and seniors. Our educational programming provides fun, interactive and informational presentations about animals. Our presentations are customizable and designed to fit the needs of your group. For more information, including pricing and availability, or to book an educational presentation, please email

SCHOOL PRESENTATIONS & curriculum 2023-2024

We are so pleased to present our humane education program for school boards in Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth! If you'd like to book a virtual presentation or an in-person visit for your school or class, please email This program is graciously offered at no fixed cost; however an honorarium of $2 per student is suggested. If your school supports a student body where this donation is a deterrent, please reach out and start the conversation! Each 45 minute long presentation includes a quick lesson on how to safely approach a new animal before the meet and greet with our education animal! 

Grade Topic
JK / SK Let's be Safe!
Pets communicate with us using their bodies. Through Educator interaction and a story called “Tails Are Not for Pulling”, students are introduced to pet body language, helping them understand the importance of how animals are feeling. Hands-on practice of safety positions and how to approach a new dog gives students the tools to be safe around pets.
Grade One Pets Can Communicate
Pets can talk! Through Educator interaction and a story called “Don’t Lick the Dog”, students will build on their knowledge of animal body language, and understand why it’s important to know what they are telling us.
Grade Two Being a Responsible Pet Partner
Students will learn about “The 3 P’s” (Provide, Protect and Prevent) of Animal Welfare, and how knowing them can help everyone be a responsible pet partner. Through an interactive game, students will identify safe/unsafe household items for pets.
Grade Three Our Wild Neighbours
Students will identify some of the wildlife they may see locally, and discuss how they can help wild animals by being awesome wildlife ambassadors! Through an interactive game, they’ll get the opportunity to learn interesting wildlife facts and “test” their knowledge.
Grade Four The Choices We Make
What does it mean to be humane? By working through a variety of scenarios together, students will think about how making humane choices can change animal lives for the better.
Grade Five Pet Explosion
What is pet overpopulation? With fun reading and quick math, students will quickly learn why spaying/neutering an animal is such an important tool in helping to solve this ever-growing problem.
Grade Six Animal Communication
Students will learn about some of the fascinating ways different animals communicate, both in our homes and in the wild.
Grade Seven and Eight Topic Choice #1 - Careers With Animals
There are many careers that involve working with animals. Students will discuss how people can work both directly and indirectly with animals, and how they might get started doing so.
Topic Choice #2 - Biomimicry
How do animals help technology to move forward? We'll learn about biomimicry - the science of how resilient animals can teach us new ways of living.
High School Topic Choice #1 - Animals in Entertainment
This presentation discusses how animals have been used for entertainment purposes in the past and present, and how we might view their use in the future. We explore the ethical issues around animals for profit, and offer ways to enjoy animals humanely.
Topic Choice #2 - Careers with Animals
There are many careers that involve working with animals. Students will discuss how people can work both directly and indirectly with animals, and how they might get started doing so.