REDUCING ANIMAL DISSECTION IN OUR SCHOOL
Over the next few years, we aim to reduce the amount of dissection in our school by replacing them with alternative technologies. Currently, we are creating a Student Choice Policy, where students can opt-out of dissections. They will then be able to use alternatives so they will be receiving an equal education. Not only does this save hundreds of animals a year, but it also cost-effective and reduces our environmental footprint. Dissection in schools leads to students thinking of animals as tools for our use and drives many students away from careers in science.
We are working with the Society For Humane Sciences so that we can put a Student Choice Policy on place for our district. The Society For Humane Sciences has learning packages so that teachers can give their students the same, if not better, level of education. Along with that, we are also buying multiple apps from different providers that the students can explore.
You can do this too. Talk to your science teachers, talk to your school, and contact us.