Through our programs at ZoFo, we work with both youth and adults to share ways of making positive change for animals, humans, and the environment. Join us in education, in collaboration, and in daily action to make our world more humane. All of our programming at the sanctuary and offsite lives in the field of humane education (HE).
The Academy of Prosocial Learning provides a comprehensive definition of humane education:
Humane education encourages cognitive, affective, and behavioral growth through personal development of critical thinking, problem solving, perspective taking, and empathy as it relates to people, animals, the planet, and the intersections among them. Education taught through the lens of humane pedagogy supports more than knowledge acquisition, it allows learners to process personal values and choose prosocial behaviors aligned with those values (https://www.prosocialacademy.org/)
Additional benefits of HE programs include character building and ecological minded individuals.