Humane Education at Equine Advocates

Children are the future guardians of humanity, animals and our environment

We are excited to launch our “Fun From Home” activities to keep families occupied with fun horse puzzles, quizzes, and games while working or schooling from home during these uncertain times. All games can be found on our Kids Corner page! But don’t be fool by the name; these games are perfect for all ages!

And as always, our Equine Advocates coloring book is available to download. Feel free to share your masterpieces with us on social media – don’t forget to tag us!

EQUINE ADVOCATES COLORING BOOK by Susan Fecteau

Equine Readers Club

Welcome to the Equine readers Club! Once a month, we’ll visit with some of our residents at the sanctuary and read aloud a children’s book related to equines. We hope you enjoy it! Check out our latest book reading below:

Humane Education at Home

As of Spring 2022, we’re excited to once again host sanctuary visits with local schools. You can schedule a class or student visit by emailing Michele Jacobs at humaneeducation@equineadvocates.org.

If you can’t make it to the sanctuary though, we found a way to bring the sanctuary to you! Check out our video series ‘Humane Education at Home.’ Our Director of Humane Education ventures to different parts of the sanctuary to teach kids about the work we do at the sanctuary, as well as the importance of compassion and empathy for all living things.

Episode 1: Pony Hill

You can also virtually tour the sanctuary any time of the year with our Sanctuary Tour series:

Sanctuary Tour 1     Sanctuary Tour 2   Sanctuary Tour 3.    Eye in the Sky: Drone Tour

Check out our playlist of videos that introduce viewers to all of our equine residents:

Touring Equine Advocates Rescue and Sanctuary Video Series

Equine Advocates’ Humane Education Program teaches children to develop empathy, compassion, and a sense of responsibility towards all living things. We provide them with an understanding of the need to advocate and make necessary changes in our world by getting involved, raising their voices, and making a difference.

The Humane Education lessons offered at Equine Advocates Sanctuary helps fulfill the requirements of the New York State Humane Education Law (Article 17, Section 809).

The curriculum is developed to include fun, relevant, and age-appropriate lessons for pre-kindergarten through middle school and special education programs. At the sanctuary, students will meet our horses and hear stories of how and why they were rescued, as well as understand the need to advocate and protect all animals. The program encourages critical thinking and problem solving to help students question, make informed decisions, and take compassionate action.

Our program is written to align with the NYS Learning Standards incorporating Social Studies, Language Arts, Vocabulary, Civics, and Science. Students will learn the history and evolution of equines and their contributions to society past and present. Additionally, they learn what both wild and domestic equines need to survive and society’s responsibility to protect and rescue animals.

 

Click here to view our Humane Education brochure!  

Students will gain an understanding of the work our organization does to identify animal abuse and the importance of advocating to make and change laws to protect equines. Giving students the opportunity to think critically about the information they learn and develop opinions, attitudes, and solutions to the plight of horses in our world gives them a sense of responsibility towards improving our society.

This is an excellent opportunity to educate children about the importance of caring for each other, animals, and our planet. Click below to fill out our School Field Trip Request Form to email over to us! Please feel free to contact us for more information, a hard copy of our brochure, and to arrange field trips for your group/school at humaneeducation@equineadvocates.org

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