COVID-19 UPDATE

In response to Santa Clara County’s mandate to shelter in place, Humane Society Silicon Valley has temporarily suspended our youth education programs. These measures are being taken in an effort to keep our staff, volunteers, and customers safe, follow recommendations by local and public health officials, and utilize our staff, volunteers and supplies for the highest life saving impact. Learn more about these changes.

Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV)’s education programs provide children an opportunity to learn about animal care, humane advocacy, and compassion for all living beings. They say raising children takes a village. So does creating a community where every pet has a home!

Questions? Contact the Education Team!

Scout Programs

We offer several interactive programs on how to care for pets tailored for Girl Scout troops and Boy Scout packs. We require a 5-scout minimum and typically schedule Scout Programs on either Tuesdays or Saturdays with start times as early as 10:30 a.m. and as late as 4:30 p.m.

To schedule: We are FULL for the school year!  If you’re interested in getting on the interest list to schedule for Fall 2020, please use the Workshop Inquiry Form and you will be contacted this summer.

Center Tours

Through interactive activities in our classroom and an in-depth tour of our facility, children will learn about the shelter, the animals in our care, and how they can make sure animals stay safe, happy, and healthy. Teachers are given an age-appropriate activity packet, and each child receives a bookmark at the conclusion of the program. Tours are for children ages 4 & up.

Cost: $45 for the first 12 students; $2 per additional child

Availability: One-hour tours are scheduled on Tuesday or Saturdays between 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance.

Please note – We are FULL for the school year!  If you’re interested in getting on the interest list to schedule for Fall 2020, please fill out this form!

Fill out the tour inquiry form

Kind Kids Field Trip

Join us for a free interactive field trip where students can explore what animals need to feel safe, happy, and healthy and how they can help animals every day. (Available to Title I schools only)

Grades: 2nd -5th grades

Program Details: Minimum 20 students.  Maximum 40 students.  The field trip lasts 2.5 hours, which includes a 30-minute lunch break. Lunches are to be provided by parents or school.

Availability: Tuesday –Friday, from 10:30 a.m. –1 p.m. Please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance.

Cost: FREE for Title I schools! HSSV will cover the program fee, supplies, and busing. Teachers are responsible for scheduling the bus once a field trip date is mutually agreed upon.

Questions: Contact the Education Team at 408-262-2133 x268 or education@hssv.org

Fill out the online application

Animal Care Workshop

Program Details: Interested in helping your group learn more about animal needs? Book an Animal Care Workshop! During the 1.5 hour workshop, students will do an animal needs activity in our classroom, go on an in-depth tour of our facility, and meet an animal. Children will learn about the shelter, the animals in our care, and how they can make sure animals stay safe, happy, and healthy. Teachers are given an age-appropriate activity packet, and each child receives a bookmark and HSSV fun patch at the conclusion of the workshop.

For Ages: 6 years and up

Availability: Scheduled Tuesdays or Saturdays between 10:30 a.m. –4:30p.m. There is a 5-student minimum. Please schedule at least 2 weeks in advance.

Cost: $11.00 per student

Contact: If you have any questions, please call us at 408-262-2133 x268 or education@hssv.org

To schedule:  We are FULL for the school year!  Please use the following form if you’d like to get on the interest list for Fall 2020!

Fill out the inquiry form