In our ceaseless efforts to expel dissection from the classroom, NAVS has developed a series of programs and services directed at enlightening educators, students, parents and government leaders about the virtues of cruelty-free alternatives. Teaching materials and methods will not only save millions of animals’ lives, but will imprint on the collective conscience of students the value of all living creatures. We believe that instilling young people with a reverence for life will help them become more compassionate adults.
BioLEAP: The Biology Education Advancement Program (BioLEAP) is a comprehensive, free-of-charge lending library that makes available to students, teachers, school boards, etc., a myriad of materials that advance science education without harming animals.
Since it’s inauguration in 1993, BioLEAP’s unparalleled collection of up-to-date, accurate and persuasive data has been celebrated worldwide. It’s no wonder that thousands of individuals and organizations have used BioLEAP as a trusted source for advancing their objections to dissection.
NAVS Dissection Hotline: 1-800-922-FROG (3764) is the hub of help for anybody seeking to advance Student Choice Policies in our nation’s classrooms. Established in 1989, this one-of-a-kind service, staffed by empathetic experts, was originally designed to provide personalized counseling to students seeking alternatives to dissection while preserving their academic standards of life science education. Today, anyone – including educators, district representatives, government officials, parents, etc. – seeking information on dissection alternatives can tap into this valuable resource, absolutely free of charge.
Science Fairs: NAVS is unflagging in our support and encouragement of student science projects that omit the use of animals. For example, we are the only advocacy organization allowed to confer the Humane Science Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), one of the world’s largest and most estimable events of its kind.
Conferences: Wherever the opportunity arises, NAVS experts are there, directly delivering invaluable information on dissection alternatives to lawmakers, educators and school administrators. Armed with powerful collateral support materials, we have presented before assemblages such as the National Association of Biology, the National Science Teachers Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development as well as other receptive audiences.
Student Choice: To lend students, teachers and parents a hand in implementing Student Choice Policies and promoting humane alternatives, NAVS has assembled the Student Choice Tool Kit, a comprehensive set of documents that includes guidelines, letter templates and a sample presentation, along with the findings of scientific studies recommending the use of non-animal dissection alternatives.