Houston SPCA Education Program Offerings

Storybook Readings

For students in grades Pre-K – 1st, the Houston SPCA offers storybook reading sessions. During these sessions, we will come to your classroom and read a story from our list of related children’s books.


The Houston SPCA offers lessons which address concepts directly related to the humane treatment of animals, character values and are tied to standards for students at all grade levels. With the teacher present, lessons can take place in a single classroom setting or multiple sessions as part of our learning series of up to four visits per school year. We work with your school and teachers to fit the needs of the specific class and topic to help align the content to the curriculum. All in-classroom lessons incorporate the Houston SPCA’s mission and overview of services available to the community.


We offer a wide variety of presentations that address character values within the discussion of animal care, animal welfare, and the services provided by our organization. These presentations can be tailored to meet the needs of both large and small groups as well as varying grade levels.

Career Day Presentations

Career Day presentations are designed to highlight a variety of career paths with animals, broadening the spectrum of animal related careers from those that involve direct contact with animals to those that help animals in a more remote fashion in regards to animal welfare.

After School Club Activities

For both middle and high school students, the Houston SPCA offers programs designed to help service-based after school clubs find volunteer and fundraising opportunities that will enrich their understanding of service and commitment to their community.

*Younger students in Pre-K through 2nd grades are offered an individual lesson or presentation approximately 30 minutes in length and a 45-minute presentation is offered to 3rd-12th grades. A projector or interactive board along with access to a computer is needed for lessons, presentations, and after school activities.
The Houston SPCA is one of the leading animal rescue and protection organizations in the country.