HUMANE EDUCATION

EDUCATION AT UNITY FARM SANCTUARY

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 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!

Calling all farm animal lovers in middle and high school! We are thrilled to launch three new on-site programs just for you: Unity Animal Care Club (middle school), Building a Kinder World for Animals (middle school), and Introduction to Animal Welfare & Ethics (high school).

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

TOURS AND CLASSROOM VISITS

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 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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ALL ABOUT GOATS

Meet these barnyard comics!

Goats are the comedians of the barnyard, as they will take advantage of just about any opportunity to jump, climb, and explore their world! Join in on the fun as our Humane Education Team introduces our herd and celebrates all things goat!

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There are many ways that kids can learn with us 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!

NEW PROGRAMS FOR MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOLERS!

COMING ATTRACTIONS

We have many exciting programs in the works, including:

  • Introduction to Animal Ethics course for middle and high schoolers

  • Tips & resources for shifting toward a more vegan diet

  • Virtual speaker series

  • Conversations on animal welfare topics for adults

  • Pet loss support groups

  • Compassion fatigue workshops for animal caregivers

  • Art with the Animals painting program

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

Sherborn Arts Council

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

Unity is also a proud member of:

17 Unity Lane

Sherborn, MA 01770

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