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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: “Project Wild Thing”

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 16, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw How can we get kids (and adults) to fall in love with the natural world again? How do we get them to put down their screens and get outside? David Bond, filmmaker… More

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Under the Influence: Our New Social Psychology Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 9, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

As humane educators and changemakers it’s important that we understand what motivates and drives people and what inspires or prevents them from forming new habits and making certain choices. It’s also essential that we know… More

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Sowing Hope, One Tree at a Time

Written by Shannon Finch | No Comments | Published on March 30, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Shannon Finch Two summers ago while painting the outside of my house, the sound of chainsaws from the property behind us jolted me from my reverie. My horses ran in panicked circles as a… More

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9 Online Resources for Finding Out More About Environmental Protection Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 19, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As effective humane educators, part of our role is to stay informed on global ethical issues, so that we can share accurate information and inspire positive action. But with so many global… More

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12 Online Resources for Learning More About Animal Protection Issues

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 12, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

by Marsha Rakestraw As effective humane educators, part of our role is to stay informed on global ethical issues, so that we can share accurate information and inspire positive action. But with so many global… More

MTV EXIT: End Exploitation and Trafficking

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on February 2, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Human Rights, Media & Culture, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History, Websites

MTV has partnered with organizations to bring awareness to and help stop human trafficking and exploitation. The website includes information and resources for learning about and taking action on human trafficking. More

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14 Children’s Picture Books About Solutionaries

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 26, 2015 | Filed under Humane Connection

Sharing stories of people who have made a positive difference in the world is a powerful way to inspire youth to become their best selves and to realize their role as committed citizens and compassionate… More

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Gandhi: A March to the Sea

by Alice McGinty

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 25, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Human Rights, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Social Studies/History

“… it is not enough to be good. We must also be brave and at the same time have wisdom.” Simple text and beautiful illustrations share the story of Gandhi’s famous 24-day March to the… More

Our Hen House

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 20, 2015 | Filed under Activism, Animal Protection, Communication, Language Arts, Media & Culture, Peace, Psychology, Resources, Science, Social Studies/History, Websites

Our Hen House produces a variety of multimedia resources — from an online magazine to podcasts to a TV show to ebooks — focused on informing and empowering people who are passionate about changing the… More