October 16, 2012
Free Courses in Animal Advocacy
Self-paced online courses for middle and high school students
In these free online courses, we'll show you how to take your animal advocacy to the next level. You may even be able to get school credit or use them for your school's service-learning requirements. Check with your teacher or advisor to find out.
Do you object to animal dissection and worry about what you’ll do in an upcoming class? Help is here!
Thanks to student know-how, a willingness to speak up, and a myriad of alternative resources, many students have gotten through biology without compromising their ethics. This course will arm you with all the tools you need. Join us in a review of the history of animal use in science, learn common teacher views on dissection, see what alternatives exist and their pros and cons, learn related laws and policies, and get inspired by stories of students and medical professionals who have made a difference in this arena. Sign up now »
In this course, you'll become more familiar with the causes behind animal cruelty, as well as the connection between violence toward animals and violence toward people. You'll learn about the various laws that address mistreatment of animals and what you can do to make a difference, including how to recognize and safely report cruelty. Sign up now »
We're updating and improving our course offerings. Check back soon to sign up for the following courses:
Using the Legislative Process to Speak Up for Animals
This course will give you the knowledge and skills needed to effectively make your voice heard at all levels of government. Learn why citizen advocacy is important in animal protection and how state and federal laws are made. You'll also learn how to research your legislators and build long-term relationships with them and their staff.
Make Your Voice Heard - Presentation Tips
This course provides step-by-step instructions on creating an effective and engaging presentation. By the end of the course, you will have designed a successful, meaningful, and exciting presentation that will help educate others about animal protection topics.