Through our humane education programs, the MSPCA strives to help children develop empathy and a sense of justice, increase their understanding of personal responsibility for animals, people, and the environment, and become motivated to make a positive difference in the world.
We host many different opportunities for children at our Nevins Farm Adoption Center in Methuen. Our Boston and Cape locations provide reading program opportunities for children.
Free Resources for Teachers, Adults, and Kids:
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
Animals in Education
Take the No-Hatch Pledge
As an organization, we recognize the benefits of studying animals in a hands-on setting. Our first concern, however, is the welfare of these animals. This link provides information on considerations to make before acquiring a classroom pet and alternatives to classroom chick hatching projects, dissection, and other projects that involve animals