We absolutely adore the team at HAWS (Humane Animal Welfare Society) and the programming they put together for kids of all ages that offer animal education. From summer camps to after-school programs to volunteer opportunities, HAWS is committed to creating environments where animals are well cared for and kids can learn how to interact with them in a way that benefits both the critters AND the kid.
HAWS 2021 Fall Programming is Offering Several Unique Opportunities for Kids of a Variety of Ages!
KHAWS (at HAWS main shelter)
A club for animal loving kids between the ages of 8 and 12!
KHAWS is an educational program for kids between the ages of 8 and 12. We teach children about animal safety and pet care responsibilities, while interacting with the shelter’s animals. Meetings are held on Friday nights a during the school year from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Each program will feature an animal related activity, after which we will participate in several activities around the shelter such as socializing animals and making pet toys and treats! The cost is $15.00
Upcoming dates: September 24; October 1 and 15; November 12; December 3 and 10
Registration Link: https://hawspets.givecloud.co/specialtyprograms
Animal Advocates (at HAWS Schallock Center for Animals in Delafield)
Animal Advocates offers a unique opportunity for animal-loving kids ages 7-9 and 10-12 to learn about horses, goats and wildlife at HAWS Schallock Center for Animals. Children learn about body language, safety about larger mammals, enrichment for farm species and also, some of the non-domestic animals that call SCA home.
All sessions are Saturday from 3:00pm-4:00pm
Ages 7-9: September 18, October 9, November 13
Ages 10-12: September 25, October 16, November 20
Registration Link: https://hawspets.givecloud.co/product/AAFALL2021/animal-advocates-fall-2021
Equine Explorers (at HAWS Schallock Center for Animals in Delafield)
Equine Explorers is for horse-loving kids in 6th-9th grade! Kids will have the unique opportunity to learn about, care for and interact with horses at HAWS Schallock Center for Animals. We will cover a wide variety of topics – equine safety, types of equipment, riding styles, equine history, horse anatomy and more! There will even be a winter sleigh ride field trip!
Weekly meeting days consist of ten consecutive Mondays from 4:30-6PM. Cost is $250 for 10 sessions to cover staffing costs and other expenses.
Grades 6th-9th: Every Monday from October 4 – December 13 (skipping Thanksgiving weekend)
*Limited to 6 children.
Equine Explorer members will have to apply for membership indicating their interest in horses and this club. Cal & Ranger (our resident horses) can’t wait to meet you!
Application link: https://hawspets.org/activities-for-kids/#1630080886323-40d4b64d-3d7e
Tales by the Fire (at HAWS Schallock Center for Animals in Delafield)
NEW – Join HAWS’ Staff at our new farm property – Schallock Center for Animals – for Tales by the Fire!
Enjoy the outdoors with your family. Bring a picnic dinner & hike the trails. From 6:30-7PM, listen to a story around the campfire.
On September 17, Pete’s Pops will be available for purchase with a portion of proceeds supporting HAWS.
Registration link: https://hawspets.givecloud.co/talesbythefire2021
Family Fun on the Farm (at HAWS Schallock Center for Animals in Delafield)
NEW – Join HAWS’ Staff at our new farm property – Schallock Center for Animals – for some themed fall fun!
Life in the Pond (September): Come see what lives in and around our largest pond. We’ll take a close look at which plants and animals call this ecosystem their home.
Autumn Hike (October): Take a walk through the woods with us to see the changing colors and learn how to identify a tree by its leaves.
Treats & Toys (November TBA): It’s gift giving season! Make a gift for a pet you love or for the animals at HAWS that need some love.
Sunday, September 19 | 1-2PM
Saturday, October 16 | 4:30-5:30PM
Registration link: https://hawspets.givecloud.co/fallfamilyfun2021
With so many options to choose from, there is bound to be the right fit for every family this fall at HAWS!