Humane Education


Sponsored by Friends of Long Beach Animals
Approved Curriculum for the Long Beach Unified School District for all Kindergarten through 12th Graders

SamPresRed_folbaFREE to all schools in the Long Beach Unified School District, Girl and Boy Scout Troops, Long Beach Parks and Libraries and Community Groups
Contact: FRIENDS’ Office 562-988-7647 or
Deborah Turner : 562-985-3459

Friends of Long Beach Animals (FOLBA) stands by its word when it says it actively supports teaching children kindness to and respect for animals. FOLBA has provided several copies of these humane books to all of the libraries in the Long Beach Unified School District, all the Public Libraries in Long Beach and Signal Hill, as well as to Raising-a-Reader and to Mary Bethune Transitional Center (assisting homeless children who need reading improvement so they can attend regular LBUSD classes).

Basic Elements:

  • Humane treatment of all living creatures
  • Basic pet care
  • Proper behavior around animals
  • Responsibilities and rewards of pet ownership
  • Interactive with the class
  • Handouts and study materials
  • Follow-up activities

Meets State and District Standards for Humane Education (Sec 233.5 of CA Education Code)
45-minute presentations by established pet care professionals