MHS Humane Education
Since 1925, humane education has been an organized, primary program of the Michigan Humane Society. Today, taking a leadership role in promoting humane values continues to be a critical part of the MHS mission.
Each year, MHS provides hundreds of educational tours and presentations for metro Detroit area youth, at no cost to the school, scouting or other group, and the demand and need for humane education continue to increase.
The Michigan Humane Society's Humane Education program reaches approximately 10,000 students each year. Our interactive and effective presentations teach children respect for all animals, safety around animals, and responsible pet care, while encouraging children, who have a natural connection with animals, to get involved in promoting kindness to animals.
Schedule a Program
To schedule a free age-appropriate classroom presentation or adoption center tour, please call the Michigan Humane Society administrative office at 248.283.1000, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MHS offers many opportunities for children to become actively involved in MHS' mission of caring for more than 100,000 animals each year, through individual or group fundraisers, adoption center Wish List/supply drives, and community service projects.
Student Projects on Animal Welfare Topics
The Michigan Humane Society encourages students to choose animal welfare topics for their school projects such as papers, presentations and speeches, and welcomes opportunities to act as a resource. By choosing from a wide array of topics -- such as pet adoption, pet overpopulation, animal cruelty investigation, responsible pet ownership, lost pets, and laws to protect animals, just to name a few -- students will learn more about these areas as well as help educate others!
Please call the MHS Community Relations Department at 248.283.1000, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will make every effort to provide timely assistance. However, at least two days notice to schedule phone interviews is requested, when possible. Other projects may require additional notice. Students may also find a wealth of resources on their topic by searching the appropriate section of our website.