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The Humane Education Coalition's podcast, Connected Roots, is an acclaimed venue for humane news, insights, education tips, resources, and more. Connected Roots features inspiring interviews and stories from experts in the field of humane education.
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Episode 15: APHE

Episode 15: APHE

2019-04-2200:17:41

It was wonderful to chat with Dezarae Jones-Hartwig, board member at the Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE). APHE is a membership organization that promotes humane education and provides professional development, resources, and networking for those who foster empathy toward people, animals, and the environment. Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots to learn about APHE's rich history, annual conference, and the many unique benefits of membership.
On episode 14, we welcome Nicky Wetzelberger, Community Outreach Director at Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR). For 30 years, DEFHR has been making a difference for horses throughout Maryland in the United States. Their mission is not only to rescue and rehabilitate suffering horses, but to prevent abuse and neglect through education and community outreach. DEFHR offers a wide variety of educational programs and internships, providing opportunities for experiential learning. DEFHR also shares online resources for learning about equine welfare, rescue, and rehabilitation. Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots to learn about DEFHR's history, unique education programs, and inspirational stories of success with both humans and horses.
It was an absolute pleasure to speak with Dr. Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and author of many essential books on animal behavior and our relationships with animals. Marc is not only a trusted voice for non-human animals, he is also a steadfast supporter of humane education.Listen to our latest episode to learn more about compassionate conservation, Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program, and Marc's perspective on humane education. You'll also hear some helpful tips from Marc's latest books, Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do, and Unleashing Your Dog: A Field Guide to Giving Your Canine Companion the Best Life Possible (with Jessica Pierce).
Episode 12: EPIC Outreach

Episode 12: EPIC Outreach

2018-11-3000:13:25

It was a privilege to talk with Jessie Miller, the founder of EPIC Outreach and author of two humane-themed children's picture books. EPIC Outreach is a nonprofit organization with a mission to create a kinder world for people, animals, and the planet by inspiring compassion for all things. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, EPIC Outreach offers humane education and other outreach services to make a difference for animals and people in need.Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots to learn how EPIC Outreach is positively impacting people and animals in their community. You'll also learn about Jessie's books, Chance: Wings of Hope and Winnie: A Wet and Windy Adventure.
Episode 11: TeachKind

Episode 11: TeachKind

2018-11-0900:16:43

On episode 11, we welcome Lisbet Chiriboga, Program Strategist for TeachKind. As the humane education division of PETA, TeachKind helps schools and educators promote kindness and compassion for animals through free lesson plans, classroom presentations, materials, advice, online resources, and more. TeachKind believes teaching kids to have empathy for all beings is a big step toward building a better, more compassionate world.Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots for helpful advice, resources, and inspiring stories of humane education in action. You'll also learn how TeachKind cultivates relationships with teachers and reaches many thousands of learners annually.
Episode 10: PAWS

Episode 10: PAWS

2018-10-2600:16:28

It was wonderful to talk with AJ Chlebnik, Education Programs Manager at PAWS near Seattle, Washington. PAWS is a champion for animals - rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people. PAWS envisions a world where all people recognize the intrinsic value of animals and consistently make choices that demonstrate compassion and respect. Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots to learn about PAWS' remarkable education programs and what makes them so effective.
On episode 9, we welcome Katie Cantrell, Founder and Executive Director of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC). The mission of FFAC is empowering people to help save animals, the environment, and our own health through our daily food choices. From social justice to public health to sustainability, factory farming is one of the most serious issues facing the planet. By educating young people and stakeholder audiences about the realities of factory farming, FFAC works to build both a consumer base for a sustainable, compassionate food system and an informed citizenry that supports cultural and legislative change.Listen to our latest episode to learn about FFAC’s transformative presentations, and discover relationship cultivation strategies to strengthen and grow your own education program.
Episode 8: HEART

Episode 8: HEART

2018-09-2400:21:36

Kim Korona joins us on Connected Roots to share her experiences at HEART - Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers. HEART’s mission is to develop a generation of compassionate youth who create positive change for animals, people, and the natural world. They offer in-school programs, teacher trainings, consulting, and a wide range of humane education resources for educators.​Listen to this episode to learn about all of HEART's resources, valuable advice for educators, heartwarming stories of humane education in action, and HEART's recent selection for the Excellence in Humane Education Award.
Episode 7: EOTO World

Episode 7: EOTO World

2018-09-1400:12:57

On episode seven, we welcome Elischia Fludd, Founder and Executive Director of EOTO World. EOTO World is a volunteer-driven e-organization that provides activist resources, peace-building education, and skill building sessions for global youth ages 18-35 who are interested in the international agendas to eradicate poverty and empower a culture of peace. EOTO World seeks to normalize quality of life inspired by a culture of peace, human rights, and economic sufficiency.In this episode, you'll learn about the impact of EOTO World's global efforts, hear a great story about their empowering programs, and find out how you can get involved with the organization's exciting partnership in the UN SDGs Action Campaign.
It was a pleasure to speak with Diane Rose-Solomon, founder of Pets People Planet Connection and author of several humane education books. Using her books as a tool, Diane helps educators and parents teach children about compassion, responsibility, and kindness. Diane's vision is to connect people, animals, and community all over the world to foster a Pets People Planet Connection.Listen to this week's episode of Connected Roots to learn more about Diane's inspiring work in humane education, including the many education resources available through her Team Kindness program.
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