PROSOCIAL EDUCATION

LEARNING BY EXPERIENCING

In addition to providing a safe and lifelong home for farm animals, an important part of Unity Farm Sanctuary's mission is promoting a culture of kindness and connection through Proscial Education (sometimes called humane education). We are happy to offer a diverse array of educational programs for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, which you can read about in the following pages. Keep checking back, as we have many new opportunities in the works set to launch in the coming months!

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Jennifer D’Angelo

Humane Educator, CHES

 

Jenn has a lifelong love of animals instilled by her grandmother, who started the family on a mission of rescuing as many companion animals as they could.  Jenn has spent the last 25 years in the corporate world, including the last 14 handling employee relations issues; which further helped her cultivate a deep sense of empathy.  Volunteering at Unity has given her the opportunity to follow her passion of helping to improve the lives of farm animals, including supporting the humane education program.  She loves spending time with all of the animals at the Sanctuary, especially the goats, sheep and of course, Maxine the llama.  In her spare time, Jenn enjoys talking sports and spending time with her husband Brian and their beloved cats, Zoe and Griffin.

TOURS AND CLASSROOM VISITS

On-site tours and virtual tours are both options! Tours can be tailored to the needs of your school group, organization, or company.

PROGRAMS FOR MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOLERS!

Calling all farm animal lovers in middle and high school! We hope to resume programs in 2022: Unity Animal Care Club (middle school), Building a Kinder World for Animals (middle school), and Introduction to Animal Welfare & Ethics (high school).

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There are more ways that kids can learn from home:

PEN PALS PROGRAM

Send some "fan mail" to one of our animal residents, and they'll write back! A great way for kids to practice their writing skills and learn more about rescued farm animals.

ANIMAL TALES READING GROUP

With our in-person programs on hold due to the Covid19 pandemic, our reading group for preschoolers and elementary school students has gone virtual!

PRINTABLE COLORING PAGES

Add your own artistic flair to Unity with our very own coloring pages, which you can print at home. Be sure to send us a photo of your masterpiece!

LEARN WITH US

Check back often for new featured topics, including: spotlights on particular sanctuary residents, interviews with dedicated volunteers & staff, and explorations of other themes that align with Unity's mission. Click through for virtual meet-and-greets, fast facts, live cams, Animal Tales reading videos, coloring pages, and more.

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ALL ABOUT TURKEYS

Let's talk turkey!

Gobble-gobble! They've got it all: big personalities, brains, and good looks! Our flock of turkeys never fails to impress and dazzle. Join the Humane Education Team to learn about these amazingly social birds with big hearts!

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ALL ABOUT DONKEYS!

Hee-haw!

Our very vocal donkeys are not shy about letting us know what they want! Meet Star, a Unity favorite, and Adele, our newest addition to the sanctuary. Join the Humane Education team as we learn more about these gentle and loving animals!

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ALL ABOUT GEESE

Take a gander!

Our beautiful gaggle of geese consists of stunning Tufted Toulouse, American Buff, and White Chinese geese. These social birds always have much to say! Take a closer look and find out what makes these relatives of ducks and swans so very special.

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DEVELOPING...

We have many exciting programs in the works, including:

  • Tips & resources for shifting toward a more vegan diet

  • Virtual speaker series

  • Conversations on animal welfare topics for adults

  • Compassion fatigue workshops for animal caregivers

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CONTACT US

We love hearing from you!

If you have any questions,

comments, or ideas for our

Education Team, or if you're interested in planning a special program for your classroom, camp, organization, or other group, email education@unityfarmsanctuary.org

WITH MUCH GRATITUDE

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Our programs are supported by the generosity of our volunteers and donors, as well as grants from:

Sherborn Arts Council

Unity is also a proud member of:

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