Humane Education

Promoting Compassion for All Living Things

East Bay SPCA’s youth programs promote stewardship and compassion for all living things. Programs include camp, birthday parties, tours, scout workshops, and school presentations. For more information about our Humane Education Programs please contact us or (510) 564-2961.

Looking for activities at home?

See our activities, worksheets, and other resources to teach children about humane values,
animal welfare, and pet care from home on our resources page.

East Bay SPCA Vet Animal Camp

Campers will have unique opportunities to learn about and interact with rescued animals. Sessions take place in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.

Virtual Programs

Learn more about our virtual programs and how to request one for your group – for schools, scouts, or just for fun!

The East Bay SPCA is excited to host this new educational, interactive exhibit, “Dogs: More Than Pets” from September 1, 2021 to January 30, 2022 at our Dublin shelter.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities-East Bay SPCA

Supervised volunteer opportunities are available for ages 8- 17. Perfect for youth wanting to make a difference and gain their service learning hours.

East Bay SPCA School Programs

School programs are available on-site or in the classroom. Students explore topics including responsible pet care, animal welfare, social justice, and more. Virtual and in-person options.

Birthday Parties-East Bay SPCA

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties are offered at both locations, for ages 6 and up.  Guests will join us for a tour, fun activities, and animal
meet-and-greets. Temporarily paused.

Scouts Program-East Bay SPCA

We offer various ways for scout groups of all ages to get involved and make a difference, including shelter tours, workshops, and service award projects. Now virtual!

Tours-East Bay SPCA


Take a tour of the East Bay SPCA at our Oakland or Dublin adoption centers to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what we do. Perfect for groups of any age! Virtual and in-person options.

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