Humane Education

Leaders for Ethics, Animals, and the Planet (LEAP)


Goatlandia is proud to be one of the Northern California sanctuaries in partnership with LEAP and are thrilled to welcome a new class of LEAPers for the upcoming 23-24 session.

LEAP is a revolutionary humane education program providing high school students across the nation with a compassionate alternative to traditional agriculture programs like 4H and FFA. A comprehensive four-year program taught by participating farm animal sanctuaries, LEAP combines interactive curriculum modules with hands-on learning activities, leadership training, and real-world skill development. LEAP aims to prepare the next generation of changemakers to tackle the challenges of animal cruelty, climate change, food deserts, and habitat loss, and encourages them to devise solutions for a more compassionate, sustainable food system. For more info on the LEAP program, visit

GOOD NEWS! We have extend the application window through September 30th, with applicant approval by October 4th. 
More information on LEAP scholarships:
During the second semester (starting in January) students will be presented with the option to complete an independent project. The projects will be done remotely (no extra time is needed at the sanctuary) and will focus on a central theme regarding animal rights/welfare, climate change, wildlife preservation, the food system, leaders throughout history in these areas, etc.  This year's theme will be: New Frontiers: People, Ideas, and Innovations.
If students choose to participate they will complete a project in one of the following areas:
  • Short documentary
  • Paper
  • Website
Similar to the National History Day projects, these will include research using both primary and secondary sources, analysis, and a clear communication of the theme through consistent student voice. Guidelines, rubrics, and requirements will be available to students starting in January as well additional resources found on the LEAP website.
Projects will be due in late May and reviewed by a panel of LEAP-selected judges. Scholarships awarded may be in the range of $500 - $1000 with the higher prizes available to students who have been in the program longer.

Kids For Compassion Summer Camp


Goatlandia is proud to offer a fun, educational summer camp!  It's called “Kids For Compassion”.

Our children are our future! Each week-long day camp for kids age 6-9 aims to instill in students an appreciation and respect for the world we live in, as well as kindness and compassion for the animals we share it with, ourselves, and each other. We are so excited to teach our students how our daily actions can help create a kinder, healthier, happier world.

The camp will feature different teaching topics and activities each day including farm animal anatomy and behavior, nutritious eating habits, environmental practices, gardening and healthy soil, diversity and inclusion in our community, compassion and empathy, and of course lots of fun arts and crafts projects. We will also have guest speakers and presentations from our friends in the community.

Camp is taught in a small, secure setting by teachers who carry knowledge and experience in the topics covered. We'll also include a group tour of Goatlandia for students and their families!

Check back in 2024 for information about Kids Camp 2024.

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