AAVS’s education department is Animalearn.
Established in 1990, Animalearn, and its alternatives lending system, the Science Bank, work to foster an awareness of and a respect for animals used in education. We strive to eliminate the use of animals in education and we are dedicated to assisting educators and students to find the most effective non-animal methods to teach and study science.
Through Animalearn, we provide a host of resources for educators and students at no cost. Our programs are suitable for a variety of educational levels, including K-12, college/university, and veterinary/medical. We offer humane education curricula and educational kits that cover issues ranging from dissection to product testing. Educators and students can also choose from a large variety of books, brochures, videos, and more – many of which are available for free.
Our lending library, The Science Bank is home to the latest in high-tech, animal-friendly educational technology for the classroom. It enables educators and students to learn anatomy, physiology, and psychology lessons without harming animals, themselves, or the Earth. Our lending program has been serving thousands of people for over a decade, and has grown to be the largest free loan program of humane science alternatives in the United States.
In addition to developing and maintaining the Science Bank, Animalearn conducts free workshops for educators on how to implement our various programs and products in classrooms. We also deliver presentations to students and student organizations hoping to use or promote non-animal alternatives in their education. Additionally, Animalearn frequently delivers presentations to classrooms, which serve to foster an awareness of and a respect for animals and others.
Animalearn representatives will work individually with educators or students interested in adopting non-animal alternatives in their classroom. We will also assist students who are interested in creating student choice policies at their schools.
Are you looking for alternatives for humane education? Please visit Animalearn.org to learn more.