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Cultivate “Grocery Wisdom” in Kids

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on August 11, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

We make food choices every day. And those choices can have a significant impact on ourselves, other people, nonhuman animals, and the earth. Because food is such an integral part of our lives and tied… More

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How Well Does Your Country Contribute to the Common Good?

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on July 17, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Here at IHE we often talk about the importance of embracing our personal responsibility to do the most good and least harm for all. Now a new Index strives to measure how “good” each country… More

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Why We Need Humane Education: Study Says Species Disappearing at 1,000 Times Greater Than Before

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on June 16, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Finding accurate numbers about rates of species extinction has been difficult, in part because we still don’t know how many species live on Earth. We’re finding new ones all the time. A new study in… More

Conservation Magazine

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 25, 2014 | Filed under Environmental Protection, Magazines, Media & Culture, Resources, Science, Websites

Conservation is a science magazine that explores environmental issues and solutions for our world. Topics include energy, global warming, health, nature, technology and culture. Many stories are freely available on the website. More

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Can We Save the Tiger?

by Martin Jenkins

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on March 19, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Elementary, Environmental Protection, Resources, Science

“We humans have changed the world a lot over the years …. Some of the animals and plants that we share the earth with have coped with the changes very well. But some haven’t.” In… More

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Animal Sentience, Emotions and Intelligence: Our Newest Global Issues Guide

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on February 24, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

In 2012 an international group of prominent scientists signed the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, which asserts that many species of nonhuman animals are conscious and aware, some to the degree that humans are. Recently Scientific… More

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Saving the Forest and the Trees: 2 Activities Exploring Deforestation

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | No Comments | Published on January 6, 2014 | Filed under Humane Connection

Forests are mythical, magical and mysterious. We depend upon them for everything from the air we breathe, to the inspiration for bad poetry, to a source for the very materials that make our lives possible…. More

Exploring Deforestation

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on December 5, 2013 | Filed under Animal Protection, Environmental Protection, High School, Human Rights, Language Arts, Lesson Plans/Activities, Middle School, Politics & Democracy, Resources, Science

Students explore global deforestation and its causes and consequences and consider solutions that do more good and less harm for all. Recommended for grades 6 and up. Time: A few days to several days   More

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One Small Step: Volunteering as a Humane Educator

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

When it comes to launching into humane education, inertia and trepidation can take hold: What if I don’t know enough/I’m not good enough? What if my audience is bored/annoyed/traumatized? What if someone disagrees with me?… More

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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Bringing Critical Thinking to Scientific Studies & Their Reporting

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | 2 Comments | Published on May 14, 2013 | Filed under Humane Connection

Skim the news headlines most days, and you’ll see news reports about scientific studies on all sorts of topics. The trouble is that many of the news stories offer soundbite analysis and quick conclusions, many… More