Humane Education

The Rhode Island SPCA is excited to offer the following programs geared toward elementary and middle school children. To schedule a virtual classroom visit with our Humane Educators and some of our animals download the request form and submit to HumaneEducation@rispca.com. Our Humane Educators will join your class via zoom to present on a topic of your choosing. Learn about careers in animal welfare, pet care basics, how to choose the right pet for your family, or even request a virtual storytime for your students!
All About RISPCA
All Grades
Learn more about all the ways the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) serves pets and how your students can get involved.
Caring for Your Pet 101
Grades Pre-K – 5th
Learn about basic pet needs and the similarities and differences between humans and their pets.
Are You Ready for a Pet?
Grades Pre-K – 5th
Learn about which pets might be right for you and your family, where you can find those pets, and what you will need to care for them.

Being Doggone Safe (Basic Course)
Grades Pre-K – 8th
Learn about animal behavior and body language as well as safe behaviors around dogs, bite prevention, and what to do if a strange dog approaches you.

Does Your Future Feature Furry Friends?
Grades 6th-8th
Learn about different careers working with
and for animals.
Virtual Storytime Grades Pre-K – 2nd 
Have a book read to your class by one of our Humane Educators.  Books chosen based on age and animal of interest.

Badge Time for Cub Scout Pack #1 Rehoboth!

Cub Scout Pack #1 – Rehoboth “Bears Den” and den leader Rob Angelini visited us last Sunday, December 12th to learn all about our work here at the RISPCA as well as to understand how important it is to be a responsible pet owner.  They were given a tour and were able to see how we take care of the animals while they await their forever home.

To earn a Bear Badge, each member of the pack must complete six required adventures and one elective adventure. Once completed, each member receives an adventure loop.

Thank you Cub Scout Pack #1 Rehoboth – “Bears Den” for choosing the RISPCA as part of your elective adventure.

Our Humane Education Mission

It is our mission to teach people of all ages to understand and care for the animals in our lives as well as to foster compassion, respect, and empathy for all living things. 

Please Note: We are currently working on ways that we can connect virtually or in person if an outdoor space is provided.  If interested, please contact our Humane Education Department at (401) 438-8150 x4 or email HumaneEducation@rispca.com.