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By Bob Schwalb
H.E.A.R.T began delivering humane education programs to all of the 4th and 5th grade classes at Sun Prairie, Wisconsin’s Creekside Elementary in 2016. These sessions include semester-long Humane Living Programs covering lessons on human rights, animal protection, and environmental ethics. They also include an innovative program that in some ways resembles a traditional science fair. But rather than focusing on scientific experiments, students research and present on one of many humane education topics of their choosing. More on the fair in a bit.
From the very beginning, the Creekside Elementary community – administrators , teachers, aides, and parents – have given their full support to H.E.A.R.T. The school has an acronym that serves as its guiding principle, CARES, which stands for Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-control. This principle fits hand-in-glove with H.E.A.R.T.’s mission to foster empathy and compassion, and it also serves to inspire the A HEART that …

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