Methuen ACAC/Nevins Farm

Education Programs


Humane education helps foster compassion, responsibility, and respect toward animals, each other, and the environment; at the MSPCA, this is a high priority for us! To attain this goal, we are committed to offering a variety of outreach programs to the public - regardless of age.  Please click on the links below to learn more about the education programs at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen, MA.  Have a question?  Email

Programs for kids>>

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Programs for all ages>>

Please note that guided tours and our Friday story time are on break over the summer and will resume after Labor Day.  Thanks!


Join our brand new campaign for kids who want to learn about and help animals!  Click the image above to learn more and to become a member!

Have you helped homeless animals at the MSPCA by raising money or donating Wish List items?  Click the image above to read others' stories and share your own!

 Programs for kids:

School Break Program is a great way for kids to care for and learn about our animals during their school vacation weeks! ages 6 - 15

Little Bookworms Story Time is the perfect program for infants through pre-k children.  Offered on Fridays during the school year, all little ones are welcome! infants though pre-K

Birthday Parties You can celebrate your child's birthday at the MSPCA!  100% of proceeds benefit the thousands of animals we care for each year. ages 5-12

Family Service Day If you're in grades 2-6, you can come volunteer with a parent at one of our six yearly Family Service Days! grades 2-6

Summer Camp is one of our most popular programs -- and has been an integral part of our humane education department for more than 20 years! grades 2-9

We have two monthly publications, Comet's Corner and our 12 Questions Interview, which feature an editorital about current events in animal welfare and meet-and-greets with animal care professionals. grades 6-12

Junior Volunteer Program This brand-new opportunity for teens in grades 7+ (through age 15) will be offered once a month starting February 2012. grades 7-10

Kids for a Cause at Nevins Farm Many young community members have made a difference in the lives of homeless animals by supporting the MSPCA through their fundraising - you, too, can become a Kid for a Cause! all kids' ages

Educational Visits are available during the school year from September through May.  Our staff can offer a presentation to your local school to teach students about the importance of caring for animals responsibly. all grades

 Programs for adults:

Resources for Teachers Are you a school teacher looking to integrate humane education into your classroom lesson plans? Our staff can help develop lessons that address humane issues that are both age-appropriate and aligned to MA or NH state curriculum frameworks. adults

Lending Library Our new lending library of humane education materials, including dissection and chick hatching alternatives, is available to local educators and students!  Items are free to borrow for several weeks at a time, and include software programs, models, books, and videos. teens and adults

 Programs for all ages:

Guided Tours are a great way to learn more about the MSPCA at Nevins Farm's Adoption Centers.  Tours are offered for kid and adult groups, and are a Girl Scout favorite. all ages

Self-Guided Tour Packet - NEW! A great companion handout for families who want to learn more during their visit to our adoption center, or for other small groups of visitors who cannot attend a guided tour due to a schedule conflict. all ages

Education Pages for Kids and Adults are available, too.  Kids can learn about careers with animals, suggested reading, and animal trivia, and download original coloring pages!  Adults can learn about animal overpopulation, teaching kids to be safe with animals, and how to live peacefully with local wildlife. all ages