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Leopard & Silkie: One Boy’s Quest to Save the Seal Pups

by Brenda Peterson

Written by Marsha Rakestraw | Published on April 29, 2014 | Filed under Animal Protection, Books, Children's Books, Citizenship & Community, Early Childhood, Elementary, Resources, Science

Leopard is just one of the many baby seals born in the Pacific Northwest who are in danger while their mothers are out hunting. Each summer kids and adults volunteer to be “seal sitters” who… 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

Giftivism: A Path Toward Generosity and Generativity

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on August 30, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

For my blog post today, I simply want to share this wonderful TEDx talk, Designing for Generosity. If, after you’ve watched it, you find yourself giving in a new or different way, please let me… More

3 Tips for Helping Raise Kids to Serve

Written by Zoe Weil | No Comments | Published on January 23, 2012 | Filed under Humane Connection

Image courtesy of Alameda County Community Food Bank via Creative Commons. For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent post I wrote for One Green Planet, a website dedicated to ethical choices. Here’s an… More