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!
Humane Educator, CHES
Jenn’s focus at the sanctuary is to spread the message of kindness and compassion for farmed animals through the lens of humane education; which examines the intersection of animal welfare, social justice / human health and environmental justice. Programs are developed to review these concepts in an age-appropriate way, combining fun learning activities with the development of critical thinking skills. Jenn partners with schools, scouts, after school, community, summer programs and others to foster learning about empathy for one another, our fellow earthlings and the natural world. Please contact Jenn to discuss any of the educational programs we offer or how we may tailor the perfect program for your group.
TOURS AND CLASSROOM VISITS
On-site and virtual tours are both options! Programs can be tailored to the needs of your school group, Girl Scout troop, or your organization.
ACC PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS!
Calling all farmed animal lovers in middle school! We have Unity Animal Care Circle for you! Age 10-14, read more here.
LEAP PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS!
Calling all farmed animal lovers in high school! We have the nationwide LEAP Changemakers program for you! Learn about this no-cost year-long program and how you can compete for scholarships! Please click here for more information and how to apply.
There are more ways that kids can learn from home:
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!
LOTS OF LIVE WEBCAMS!
Do you know about our 24/7 live webcams? On our Meet the Animals page, just click on the camera symbols!
LEARN WITH US
Check back 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.
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!
ALL ABOUT DONKEYS!
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!
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.