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Field Trips & Off-Site Youth Programs

Currently offered at our Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Green Bay Campuses

The Wisconsin Humane Society offers several programs for students of all ages who are wild about animals. Programs are offered weekdays and last approximately one hour. All programs align with state and national standards. The fee is $1.50 per student (10 student minimum). All proceeds benefit animals in need. To schedule a program, please contact:

Milwaukee Campus:
Britney Kruesel, bkruesel@wihumane.org or 414-431-6153

Ozaukee Campus: 
Andrea Swanson, aswanson@wihumane.org or 262-988-5947

Green Bay Campus:
Katie Gut, kgut@wihumane.org or 920-469-3110 x117


Tales and Tails (K4 – Grade 2)  

Bring your students to WHS for a story time and a chance to meet animal friends. Students will listen to a book read aloud, learn how to safely meet animals, and take a walk through Adoption Avenue to see the animals waiting for new homes. This program blends literacy with information about the Wisconsin Humane Society for a fun, cross-curricular program.

Animal Talk (K5 – Grade 2)  

Is my dog happy? Why does my cat purr? Animals may not speak to us with words, but they have other ways to communicate what they are feeling. Students use their observational skills to help decipher the language of companion animals. Understanding what an animal is saying can keep kids safe. Barking, meowing, wagging, stretching and smiling required!

WHS 101 (Grade 3 – High School)

Take a behind-the-scenes tour  and learn how shelter staff and volunteers help companion animals on their path to adoption. Stroll through our veterinary hospital, see who’s staying in guest lodging, and walk through our adoption area to see all the animals waiting for homes!

Animal Careers (Grade 5-High School)

Take a walk behind-the-scenes of the Wisconsin Humane Society and see first hand some of the rewarding professions chosen by our staff and volunteers. Students will have a chance to meet staff in a few roles and hear directly from them about the skills and experiences needed to enteir their career field.

Classrooms Go WILD! (K5-Grade 6)

Milwaukee Campus only
Sponsor a wild animal! Classrooms conduct a service project to benefit animals at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and receive a special behind-the-scenes wildlife tour, a chance to meet a wild ambassador animal, and a certificate with a picture of an animal sponsored by their project. Teachers receive additional resources and activities for their classroom to enhance the learning experience.