Overview of OBOL’s Humane Education Presentations
Kids just love animals. OBOL’s Humane Education Learning Program (HELP) is an interactive and service-oriented program.
HELP is educational and fun, engaging their hearts and minds with age-appropriate lessons and activities.
Call 818-402-6586 to arrange a presentation for your class or school.
"From the beginning when Eileen and her Rescue Ginger donated their time at the first meeting of the Pet Club P.A.W.S., drawing a crowd of over 55 students, to accompanying a small group to the Rancho Cucamonga Animal Shelter, our young people are benefitting from OBOL'S service- oriented humane education curriculum." C. Wild, Glendora H.S., teacher for P.A.W.S.
Education is a powerful and effective means to foster the values of compassion and respect for animals in the younger generations. Eileen and her certified therapy dog Ginger teach nursery to college-aged youth.
We teach how to be kind and respectable to animals and how to be a responsible pet owner. Our goal is to encourage the school to do a collection drive to give the neglected homeless animals a second chance by supplying the homeless animals what they need to make them more comfortable and more adoptable. These lessons have proven to be a long-term solution to pet abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
Our HELP lessons help raise awareness of the plight of shelter animals. Students learn why animals end up in shelters, solutions to solving this problem and how they can help. In addition, our goal is to encourage them to collect blankets and other comfort items for shelter animals.
Teachers and students involved in presentations and the service project will receive a 44-page bi-lingual coloring and activity booklet entitled Fun Furry Friends Facts written by Eileen Smulson.
High school students created a PSA as part of their OBOL community service project.
H.E.L.P. Curriculum Topics
Respect and Be Kind to All Animals - Adoption is the Best Option - Pet Care and Responsibility (How to Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy) - Promoting Compassion for All Living Creatures - Why So Many Animals End Up in Shelters - Animal and Human Bonding - Help Local Shelters, Rescue Groups & Pets of the Homeless - Why Spay and Neuter Your Pet - Shelter Overpopulation -- Puppy Mills - What is Animal Cruelty?
"The girls made in over 200 towels, toys, food and other pet care items. Your ideas were instrumental in the completion of their service project. It was wonderful to see their happiness when they helped load your van with the donations." - Susan Bohannon, Troop Leader
OBOL Pet Clubs
This is a great opportunity for children of all ages, who love animals, to make a contribution to their community. Some may even be thinking of a career with animals. Pet Clubs promote animal kindness, support animal rights and "Adoption is the Best Option." It is a fun-filled club dedicated to helping eliminate homeless animals through volunteer work, events and fundraising.
Our goal is to increase appreciation and respect for animals, promote care, compassion and lifelong humane ethics for all living creatures.
PRIVATE SHELTER TOURS
We can arrange a behind the scenes tour at a shelter for older children and bring their donated items. Some of the blankets will be placed in the kennels. They will experience first-hand how a simple blanket makes the animal feel safe, secure, warm and comfortable. They learn that this increases the animals’ chances of being adopted.
HELP lessons provide a sense of compassion and teamwork. Students achieve feelings of accomplishment while learning how their actions make a positive difference.
Become an OBOL Youth Ambassador
We choose children from 9 to 21 years of age to represent OBOL. They must exhibit compassion and a love of animals. Youth Ambassadors speak at their school and participate at our information booths at pet expos.
Thanks so much for coming to visit our class! It really made an impact on how I feel about animal shelters. I also really enjoyed learning about your incredible life. You have made such a difference and I admire you very much. I look forward to working with you." -Madison, OBOL Youth Ambassador