Humane Education is an important key to the well-being of our society. Understanding animals and their needs and kindness to animals is a cornerstone in the development of empathy in children. Understanding that animals are a living, breathing and integral part of the web of life, and should be respected accordingly is a valuable gift. To that end, the more we can all know about the magnificent creatures that share this planet with us, the more stable and whole the world can be. In this regard, humane education is an important component.
Currently, the Society's focus for humane education is in Ocean and Monmouth Counties. Ranger Dave (Sharpe) holds both classes and tours at Popcorn Park Zoo and our Forked River Animal Care Center, and provides education `in the field' at local service organizations, schools, churches, etc. in the area. If you are interested in a guest speaker or in coming to the zoo to learn more, contact Ranger Dave at our Forked River facility at (609) 693-1900.