Kids Activities

In addition to school and group presentations, our humane education department also offers a variety of programs for kids of all ages.  For more information and to register, please email Erin Olson, education coordinator, at 

Crafts for Critters

Crafts for Critters is a hands-on service learning program for children ages 6-11 years old who are interested in learning about and helping animals! Children younger than 6 are also welcome to attend with parental supervision. Class sizes are limited to 15 children. Admission is free.

Crafts for Critters takes place once a month (on a Friday) at 4 p.m. at the Coulee Region Humane Society. Click here to view upcoming dates!


Stories With Shelter Cats

Stories with Shelter Cats allows children grades 1-8 at any reading level the opportunity to practice their reading skills and soothe cats by reading to them. Reading session are 15 minutes long and take place in the Cat Get Acquainted Room at the Coulee Region Humane Society. Children can bring their own book to read to the cats or borrow one from our Education Department.

Children can only sign up for one 15 minute session at a time. Sessions are 12 - 12:15 p.m., 12:15 - 12:30 p.m., 12:30 - 12:45 p.m. and 12:45 - 1 p.m. Stories with Shelter Cats takes place every other Friday. 

Stories with Shelter Cats is offered seasonally; there are no sessions available at this time. We will announce future dates as they are determined!

Pawz Academy Mini Camps

Pawz Academy is a fun, week-long animal education program for children ages 8 to 12 years old! Children will learn about shelter life, animal rescue and the responsibilities of pet ownership, in addition to helping homeless animals and wildlife in our community through exciting service-learning projects. Class sizes are limited to 15 children.

Pawz Academy Mini Camps takes place during summer vacation. Children can be registered for all five classes throughout the week or select days. 

We will announce our 2017 Pawz Academy dates and details Spring 2017.