Onsite and offsite Education and Outreach events and programs are temporarily canceled.
To help safeguard the community and meet the needs of the animals that depend on us, we have implemented several modifications and temporary cancellations for a number of AHS services. Full details and most recent updates are available here.
Animal Education for your Students
Add some furry excitement to your curriculum with AHS classroom visits, assembly programs and field trips!
All of our Compassion in the Classroom programs provide age/grade appropriate lessons which include a wide range of STEM-focused hands-on learning with live animal interactions! AHS school programs meet AZ K-12 Academic Standards and can be customized to fit your current classroom topic or specific learning objectives. This program is generously supported by the Arizona Lottery, Fiesta Bowl Charities and Cardinals Charities.
- Pre-K and Kindergarten: $75.00 for a 30-minute program for up to 35 students.
- 1st-12th Grade: $195.00 for the first hour and $145.00 for each
consecutive hour for up to 75 students.
- Programs are free to Title I schools in Maricopa County.
Most Popular Programs:
Students will learn basic information about the many ways that animals (and people) communicate their needs and emotions. Understanding what an animal is saying increases empathy and respect and can also keep children safe. Students will use their observational skills to interpret our pet’s body language and vocalizations.
Animals have class! Classification, that is. In this interactive classroom program, we’ll learn about the five different classes of vertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, and mammals and discuss what makes them different.
Let your students dive in, dig deeper, and explore the world of veterinary science. Students will compare animal vs. human doctors, listen to heartbeats with stethoscopes, explore the basics animal care and get to be an animal doctor for the day!
Animal Rescue Squad
Explore the world of AHS’ Emergency Animal Medical Technicians! Students will hear stories of survival, meet some of our animal celebrities, and learn how they can make a difference for animals in our community.
Too Much of a Good Thing
A fun look into the issue of pet overpopulation. We’ll explore what might happen if pets weren’t spayed or neutered with hands-on math activities and open discussion about how personal choices can have a community-wide impact.
Animal Advocates 101
Let’s explore all aspects of the human-animal bond, cultivating compassion and we’ll encourage students to grow into responsible pet owners and advocates for the animals they love!
Bring Your Class to the Arizona Humane Society!
AHS Field Trip
Plan your next field trip to one of our two campuses and your students will get a behind-the-scenes look at how we rescue, care for and adopt out animals in need. After the exciting tour, your students will love a customize hands-on learning activity that fits your current curriculum. Add on Reading Fur Fun — a great way for students to build reading skills and give our pets some fun attention, too.
This program is generously supported by Fiesta Bowl Charities and Cardinals Charities.