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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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It was a privilege to speak with Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE) and author of seven acclaimed books about humane education. At IHE, Zoe created the first humane education graduate programs linking human rights, environmental preservation, and animal protection and preparing teachers to educate a generation of solutionaries. Zoe is considered a pioneer in the comprehensive humane education movement that works to create a peaceful, healthy, and just world for all people, animals, and the environment through education. Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots to learn about IHE's history, Zoe's transformational books, and how the term "solutionary" is shaping the future of humane education.
Who Chains You Books

Who Chains You Books

2019-08-2800:11:07

Tamira Thayne is an author, animal activist, and the founder of Who Chains You Books. Who Chains You publishes books that educate, entertain, and share the plights of the animals we serve and those who rescue them. With dozens of books published since 2016, Who Chains You celebrates the connection between humans and our non-human friends. Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots to learn about Who Chains You's books, their plans for the future, and why humane education is important to Tamira.
Canine Commandos

Canine Commandos

2019-06-2000:17:41

Virginia Hamilton is an award-winning classroom teacher, Certified Humane Education Specialist, and founder of Canine Commandos in Brevard County, Florida. Canine Commandos teaches basic obedience to shelter dogs, improving adoption rates while providing students with memorable, hands-on life skills experiences. Listen to our latest episode of Connected Roots to learn how Canine Commandos is making an impact for students and animals in Florida. You'll also discover how Virginia has developed meaningful relationships with community partners and hear her guidance for educators who would like to do something similar in their school districts.
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.
Days End Farm Horse Rescue

Days End Farm Horse Rescue

2019-03-2600:17:38

Nicky Wetzelberger is 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 of Connected Roots 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).
EPIC Outreach

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.
TeachKind

TeachKind

2018-11-0900:16:43

Lisbet Chiriboga is 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.
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.
Katie Cantrell is 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 of Connected Roots to learn about FFAC’s transformative presentations, and discover relationship cultivation strategies to strengthen and grow your own education program.
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