Humane Education Curriculum Guide

What is humane education?

Our humane education curriculum is designed to instill respect and responsibility for fellow humans, animals, plants, and the environment. By nurturing compassion for living things, we develop conscientious, actively contributing members of society. Everything on our planet is interconnected and it is through our stewardship that we are able to be a part of that pattern.

Humans not only rely on one another, but also non-human animals and our natural environment for resources, food, service, and companionship. In return, it is our responsibility to care for each other, as well as providing the animals in our care with nutrients, medical care, shelter, and affection. It is likewise imperative that we understand the importance of caring for our environment, so that the next generations can enjoy it.

Humane Education at 2nd Nature Academy

  • Organic gardening
  • Environmental science
  • Sustainable farming & animal care
  • Service learning
  • Character education
  • Peer mentoring
  • Classroom jobs & school economy
  • Social justice education
  • Healthy, high-performance campus with green buildings
  • Critical thinking & problem-solving
  • Constructive classroom management
  • Watch a video about our Humane Education program on a barn visit: