is your child an animal lover?

Sign up for one of our youth programs!

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 or to register for any of the below programs, please email Maggie Hanson at

Crafts for Critters

Crafts for Critters is a hands-on service learning program for children ages 6-12 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 typically takes place once a month (on a Friday) from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Coulee Region Humane Society on the following 2019 days:

  • May 3rd

  • June 7th

  • July 5th

  • August 2nd

  • September 6th

  • October 4th

  • November 1st

  • December 6th

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Our Amazing Planet-Summer Camp

The Coulee Region Humane Society offers an animal education program called Our Amazing Planet (5 day-camps of education and fun) for children ages 7-10 

Join us for five days of exploration as we dive into the habitats of some of the most amazing animals around the world. Each day we will discover a new region and take a deeper look into all the wonderful species that thrive there.

Camp sessions are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Camp Limit: 15

Summer 2020 Dates coming soon!

Contact Humane Educator, Maggie Hanson at to register!

Stories With Shelter Cats

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

Children can only sign up for one 15 minute session at a time. Sessions are 5 - 5:15 p.m., 5:15 - 5:30 p.m., 5:30 - 5:45 p.m., and 5:45 - 6 p.m.

Please email Maggie Hanson at or call us at 608-781-4014 to sign up for a session!

 2019 Dates and times:

  • July 23rd

  • August 13th

  • August 27th

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Story Time with the Coulee Region Humane Society

Join Story Times by the Coulee Region Humane Society, with stories, crafts and a guest animal each week! 
No sign-up required. Recommended for ages 3-7. 

2019 Locations and dates: 

  • West Salem Library: Wednesday(s), May 1st & 8th at 10:15 a.m.

  • Campbell Library: Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m.

  • Holmen Library: Thursday(s), May 2nd & 9th at 10:15 a.m.

  • Onalaska Library: Friday(s), May 3rd & 10th at 10:00 a.m.

  • Bangor Library: Monday, May 6th at 10:15 a.m.