A HEART that CARES Fair

A HEART that CARES Fair

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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