The GBHS Education Program seeks to provide an interactive education experience that reinforces the GBHS mission and educational lesson plans. Lesson plans focus on proper pet care, animal behavior and bite prevention, and the role that the GBHS plays in our community, with reinforcement through our new transport vehicle, TARA MASON, which will exhibit proper pet care in action.
GBHS lesson plans are developed for students in grades 4-7 and meet the Alabama State Requirements for character education. If you are a teacher, counselor, or principle in the Birmingham City or Jefferson County school system interested in having the GBHS present in your classroom or school, please submit an on-line request, or contact Christy Little at 205-397-8544.
Any parent or teacher is welcome to use our lesson plans to further character development in their students. Please feel free to utilize our lesson plans in your home or classroom!
We always love having students come visit our facility! Students and other civic groups from around the Birmingham Metro area are encouraged to visit the GBHS for guided tours that touch on all three lesson plans. Tours usually last 1 1/2 hours depending on the size and age of the group. There is a maximum limit of 15 students per tour. If you are interested in learning more about a tour at the GBHS, or to schedule a tour, please submit an on-line request.
Critter Camp is back for 2013! This year we have expanded Critter Camp and are offering two 5-day sessions. Session I will be July 8th-12th from 9 AM until 4 PM for kids aged 5-7. Session II will be July 15th-19th from 9 AM until 4 PM for kids aged 8-10. Register today!
Here is a list of books perfect for any child interested in animals or to compliment any of the GBHS lesson plans:
"Teaching children to be kind to every living creature is just as essential in the
formation of character as are the rudiments of grammar in formal education.”
Dr. Herbert Phillips, 1883
Founder of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society