Humane Education Presentations: East Lower Mainland - BC SPCA
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Humane Education Presentations: East Lower Mainland

Invite the BC SPCA into your classroom

BC SPCA humane education programs are specially designed to teach students about important animal welfare issues, and to help them understand the deep interconnections that exist between animals, people and the environment.

Developed around themes of Social-Emotional LearningSustainability & Stewardship and Social Responsibility, all lessons include concepts related to B.C. core curricular competencies and content.

Regional information

Coquitlam, Delta, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody and Surrey:

Bookings are closed for the 2023/2024 school year. Thank you for your amazing support! We look forward to reconnecting with you again in Fall 2024!



PLAY IT SAFE (Social-Emotional Learning):

Should I play with you? Learn how animals communicate to us through behaviour, body language, vocals and movement. Students will learn to recognize unsafe situations, and how to safely and respectfully interact with animals. Please note: presentations will be conducted with a life-sized stuffed animal (dog).

BC Curricular connections:

  • Core competencies: Communication, Thinking
  • Physical and Health education curriculum


WILDLIFE WONDERS (Sustainability & Stewardship):

Who lives in my own backyard? Hear real wildlife stories, then go outside to connect with nature in our local community. Students will identify how we can all be better stewards of our environment and neighbours to wildlife. Wildlife Wonders Sustainability & Stewardship

BC Curricular connections:

  • Core competencies: Thinking, Personal & Social
  • Science curriculum


A LOOK INSIDE THE BC SPCA (Social Responsibility):           

How can we help animals? Hear real stories of animals the BC SPCA has rescued and learn how everyone has a role in making communities safe, healthy places for all. Students will try their hand at an animal career and see how they can make a difference for animals!

BC Curricular connections:

  • Core competencies: Personal & Social, Communication
  • Career Education curriculum


What can I expect during a presentation? Our presentations are highly educational and interactive. Students will be guided through a big idea and curriculum connections using a multimedia presentation, story or demonstration. Students will then deepen their understanding by engaging in an age-appropriate hands-on, experiential activity. We encourage questions! Our sessions are facilitated by caring, trained humane educators and volunteers that have experience working with diverse learners.

Will there be an animal at the presentation? For reasons of safety, student allergies, and the wellbeing of our animals, live animals will not be attending our presentations. When applicable, we bring life-sized stuffed animals to support our learning objectives.

How long is each presentation? Single-session presentations typically run approximately 35 minutes for grades K-2 and 60 minutes for grades 3+.

How much do presentations cost? Each presentation booking costs $40. If this represents a barrier, please indicate this on your booking form, and we will be pleased to discuss alternate arrangements.

Can we combine multiple classes together for one presentation? Given the interactive nature of our presentations, we prefer to present to one class at a time — but we are very happy to provide multiple presentations to different classes within a school! If you would like to explore options for a larger group presentation, please contact your Regional Humane Educator, noted below.


Please contact Regional Humane Educator, Allison Simpson.