Humane Education

Through our humane education camps, field trips and classes, participants of all ages learn to foster compassion and respect for all living beings and see farm animals through a compassionate lens. By learning how we provide sanctuary, enrichment and high-quality care to our rescued residents, kids develop skills to be compassionate, problem-solving members of their own communities.

Heartland's Humane Education Programs

Spring Humane Education Programs

Check out Heartland's humane education offerings for Spring 2022, at our new sanctuary location in Stoughton. We have 38 incredible acres to explore, and we can't wait to see you!

Summer Humane Education Programs

Our popular summer programs offer kids a safe space to grow and develop compassion and empathy skills while learning about our rescued animals in a personal and natural environment.

Winter Programs

Heartland's unique humane education programs empower our young learners to become solutions-focused thinkers who will lead the way towards a kinder, more compassionate world.​
"Our daughter attended several camps through the summer and the fall. She adores Heartland Farm Sanctuary...Having her spend time outside, connecting with nature and animals in a warm and positive environment, has been such a great experience for her, especially during the pandemic when everything else that she is used to is different. She comes home happy and excited and full of information to share. We couldn’t be happier."
- Gillian, Camper parent

Heartland's Covid Policy:

Heartland’s COVID-19 policies have been updated in alignment with Public Health Madison & Dane County. You can find our most updated Covid policies here.

Our Rescued Residents

Heartland has been recognized as one of the nation’s premier farm animal sanctuaries. We provide high-quality, specialized care, hope and healing for animals who have suffered abuse, neglect, and have nowhere else to go. Many of our rescued residents experience safety and compassion for the very first time after walking through our sanctuary doors.

The vast majority of rescued animals who find hope at Heartland will remain at the sanctuary for their entire lives. When possible, we place animals in safe and loving homes. And we serve as a resource for shelters and county agencies around the state who request our assistance with farm animal abandonment and cruelty cases.

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  • Cupcake

  • Archer

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  • Billy

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Change Lives With Your Gift

Your tax-deductible donation to Heartland Farm Sanctuary allows us to care for farm animals in need and operate our unique people programs that inspire compassion for animals, the earth and each other.

Heartland is currently hiring for multiple positions. Check out our openings to see if you'd like to join our compassionate team!