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 on the following days.

  • January 5
  • February 2
  • March 2
  • April 6
  • May 4
  • June 1
  • July 6
  • August 3
  • September 7
  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 7


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 seasonally. Stay tuned!

Pawz Academy Mini Camps

The Coulee Region Humane Society offers an animal education program called Pawz Academy Minicamp for children ages 8-13 each summer.

The program features week-long activities that teach students 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.

This year's Pawz Academy Minicamp has now passed. Stay tuned for announcements about next year's minicamp Spring 2018!