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Established in 1990, Animalearn, the educational division of the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS), works to end the harmful use of animals in education. We strive to build awareness about animal use in the classroom and help to nurture a respect for all creatures. Animalearn helps both educators and students find the most effective non-animal methods to teach and study science. In 1996, Animalearn launched its alternatives to dissection loan program, The Science Bank. Today The Science Bank is home to over 650 high-quality, animal-friendly humane science education products. Our loan program has served thousands of people for over two decades, and has grown to be the largest free loan program of humane science alternatives in the United States.