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Activities on Environmental Protection, Reawakening Wonder

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 10, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For April, in honor of National Environmental Education Week (April 13-19), we’re posting about environmental protection issues and resources. Let us know what you think by… More

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Speaking From the Heart: A Council of All Beings

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 27, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

(Our Thursday blog posts are now reflecting monthly themes. For February, American Heart Month, we’re posting about compassion, empathy and love. Let us know what you think by commenting.) What does a mountain wish for?… More

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7 Tips for Nurturing Compassion in Young Children

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on December 26, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

When people are asked to list the best qualities of humans, kindness and compassion are always at the top of the list. We’re able to be compassionate with others in large part because we can… More

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Humane Education Activity: Smell Teas

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 11, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Summer is a great time for the Smell Teas game. It’s appropriate for kids and adults, and can be used in school, at camp, or even as a family game at home. We do it… More

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Humane Education Activity: Find Your Tree

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on April 19, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

We’re losing our connection with the natural world. That which sustains us, feeds and nurtures us, inspires us. We depend on it for our very survival, yet we continue to allow all our gadgets and… More

Underwatcher Astonishments: Amazing Ourselves into More Humane Choices

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on February 7, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

A friend became vegan last year, largely to lose weight, but also to consume a diet more aligned with her values. She loves animals and realized she didn’t want to cause their suffering. But she’s… More

Wonder Walk

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on January 9, 2013 | Filed under College/Adult, Early Childhood, Elementary, Environmental Protection, High School, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Resources, Science

Participants take turns leading each other on a silent Wonder Walk to discover the natural world with their five senses. Recommended for all ages. Time: 30 minutes   Common Core Standards for this activity (pdf):… More