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Awesome Opossums!: March 14th

Wildlife Center, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

What animal is immune to rabies and lyme disease, is the only marsupial in North America, and has most teeth of any land mammal? Opossums, of course! Opossums are fascinating creatures, but one of the most misunderstood animals in Pennsylvania. Join us to learn about the importance of these creatures to our local ecosystem while meeting a live education ambassador up close! Register here.

Bat Appreciation Day: April 18th

Wildlife Center, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Join us at the Wildlife Center for a class during Bat Appreciation Week! Bats may seem scary, but they actually play a very important role in our environment. This all-age (family) class will teach about bats as well as what you can do to help them through fun activities and the chance to meet a live bat! This is sure to be a fun-filled time for the whole family! Register here.

World Turtle Day: May 23rd

Wildlife Center, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

World Turtle Day is fast approaching and we are celebrating these slow moving reptiles with a lesson at Humane Animal Rescue’s Wildlife Center! We will delve deep into the lives of turtles (and tortoises!) and you will even get the chance to meet some amazing animal guests! Come out of your shell and join us for this fun-filled evening that the whole family is sure to enjoy! Register here.

Should I Hug My Cat? A Lesson in Cat Behavior: June 6th

East End Shelter, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

What does a purr mean? How about a tail flick? Learn about the subtle things that our cats do that tell us how they are feeling! Meet a kitty and observe it’s behavior while learning how to keeps our cats happy and healthy! Register here.

Snakes!: July 18th

East End Shelter, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Slither into Humane Animal Rescue’s East End Shelter and learn all about snakes! These legless reptiles often get a bad rap even though they are incredibly important to the health of our local ecosystems. They help reduce disease and even control pest populations! Even the biggest critic will find it hard to res-HISSS-st appreciating snakes, both domestic and wild! Register here.

Owl Awareness Day: August 1st

Wildlife Center, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Join our education department for a night that is sure to be a HOOT! Meet a live owl and see all their amazing adaptations in action! Learn the different owl calls for native Pennsylvania species, and then go on a hike to look for wild owls on our 16 acre Wildlife Center location. Register here.

Dog Behavior: August 29th

East End Shelter, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Sit, stay, come to our lesson on dog behavior for an informational night about human’s best friend! We will be discussing what dog behaviors mean as well as different roles dogs can play to aid humans. A special non-human guest will be helping teach this class as a special bonus. You are sure to have a dog-gone good time! Register here.

Fun with Buns!: September 23rd

East End Shelter, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Domestic rabbits are the third most common animal that end up in our shelters, yet not very many people know about their care and history as pets. In this class, we will teach you everything you need to know about rabbits and their care. Come learn about these fluffy vegetarians and have a hopping good time! You will even get the chance to meet a live domestic rabbit! Register here.

Trick or Treat: October 25th

East End Shelter, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Come to the Shelter for a fun trick or treating event! Meet the different departments at the Shelter while trick or treating, Learn about and meet native nocturnal animals, participate in the costume contest and make some cool crafts! Register here.

Migration Nation: November 14th

Wildlife Center, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Have you ever seen a flock of geese in the winter and wondered why they fly in a V formation? Have you ever been curious about how a small monarch butterfly can travel over 3,000 miles in only 2 months? In Masters of Migration you will learn about these and many other animals who make incredible journeys to escape winter’s chill and meet an animal Education Ambassador that knows a thing or two about migration! Register here.