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Upcoming events

    • January 26, 2015
    • online

    The Magic of Stories:
    Encouraging Empathy through Narrative

    January 26 - March 29, 2015

    Humane Society Academy course HE 003 The Magic of Stories: Encouraging Empathy through Narrative now open for registration. 

    Course begins January 26 (Winter Term) and ends March 29. Register at https://hsus.digitalchalk.com. APHE members receive 10% off-log in to the Member’s Area for discount details.

    This course is designed for both formal and informal educators who incorporate literature and humane education into their practice. Examine the way narrative is compatible with the way the human brain works, why stories are so effective at imparting moral virtue, and how it builds student perspective. The course contains both practical and theoretical content about stories and literature and is designed around understanding the elements of a story, components of realistic-fiction and humane-themed literature, and composing questions the build perspective and critical thinking.

    This course is part of the Certified Humane Education Specialist (CHES) credentialing program. It may be taken without committing to the full program of study.

    • January 31, 2015
    • San Francisco, CA

    RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop

    Saturday, January 31, 2015 

    San Francisco, California

    Pre-registration required. More information is available at www.RedRover.org/Readers-Training.

    During the workshop, attendees learn about the relationship between reading and empathy, reading techniques, specific question strategies and how to use RedRover's Discussion and Activity Guides to implement the RedRover Readers program. Participants are given access to RedRover Readers curriculum materials.

    • January 31, 2015
    • online

    Together with the Humane Society Academy, RedRover is offering a RedRover Readers Online Professional Development January 31 to February 21, 2015. 

    This is a three-week, self-paced training geared toward teachers.

    Pre-registration required. More information is available at www.RedRover.org/Readers-Training.

    During the workshop, attendees learn about the relationship between reading and empathy, reading techniques, specific question strategies and how to use RedRover's Discussion and Activity Guides to implement the RedRover Readers program. Participants are given access to RedRover Readers curriculum materials.


    • March 30, 2015
    • (EDT)
    • April 02, 2015 (EDT)
    • New Orleans, LA
    Animal Care Expo 2015
    The Humane Society of the United States
    March 30 - April 2, 2015
    New Orleans, Louisiana

    More information about the Animal Care Expo can be found at http://www.animalsheltering.org/training-events/expo/

    Be sure to visit the APHE exhibit booth!
    • April 22, 2015
    • (UTC-07:00)
    • April 24, 2015 (UTC-07:00)
    • Phoenix, Arizona
    APHE National Humane Education Conference
    "Blazing the Trail for Humane Education"
    April 22-24, 2015
    Phoenix, Arizona

    Join APHE for three days of professional networking and presentations that will kick-start your humane education program. This is the national conference for humane educators!
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    Conference Sponsors









    Nathania Gartman Memorial Scholarship Fund Sponsors



    For sponsorship opportunities, please contact treasurer@aphe.org.
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    Conference Schedule
    Wednesday, April 22:
     Optional excursion or workshop, pre-conference mixer held at the Arizona Animal Welfare League (tours of the facility will be available)

    Thursday, April 23: Conference sessions, including Sharing Corral, APHE Membership Meeting, dinner and benefit auction

    Friday, April 24: Conference sessions
    Registration Information
    Registration is $225 for APHE members and $275 for non-members. This fee includes two days of conference sessions with lunch and break refreshments, the pre-conference mixer on Wednesday evening, and dinner on Thursday Evening.
    All food provided by APHE will be vegetarian or vegan.
     
    See below for scholarship information.

    Registration is now open!  APHE members, log in to your account first (see upper right hand corner of the page) to receive the member discount.  We encourage others to become a member today!
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    Speakers and Topics
    Dana Schultz Forming Partnerships to Offer Interactive Video Conferences in Your Community

    Amie Waller Humane to the Core: Incorporating Common Core into Humane Education

    Darya Ansari Real Stuff You Can Use..Like Tomorrow
    Ingrid Norris Roots and Shoots Map It! Service Learning Campaign

    Kris Haley Classroom Programs: An Expansive Model for the 21st century

    Lisa Forzley City Critters: A Collaboration with Pre-Service Teachers

    Justin Kurup You Better WERK: Proving Your Purpose through the Art of Selling Yourself

    Susan Wallace From Anecdotes to Data Sets: The Long and Winding Road to Program Evaluation

    Pei-Feng Su Lessons from a Pioneering Humane Education Program in China

    Erin Comaskey Meeting Your Community's Needs: Creating Effective Programming Using the Humane Education Frameworks of Social Change

    Katenna Jones The Pig's Lipstick: How Dog Training, Humane Education, and Working with People are Related

    Valerie Ingram Got Cats? Education Powers Large Scale TNR Project in Small, Rural Northern Community

    Deb Matlock Ecological Identity
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    Nathania Gartman Memorial Scholarship Fund
    APHE members in good standing for at least eight months may apply for financial assistance to attend the conference from the Nathania Gartman Memorial Scholarship Fund. To be eligible, applicants must have joined APHE no later than August 23, 2014. Completed applications are due Monday, February 23, 2015.


    As a non-profit organization, APHE funds this scholarship program through generous donations and through the auction at the conference (see the Dinner and Benefit Auction section below). Any auction items that you or your organization can provide or solicit to assist the next generation of scholarship recipients would be greatly appreciated. Please contact scholarship@aphe.org if you have something you wish to donate.
    Conference Location and Lodging Information
    The conference will take place at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center, 60 E. 5th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281. Located in the Mill Avenue District.
    Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center is offering APHE attendees a discounted rate of $159.00 per night. Stay includes free airport shuttles and parking.

    click here to reserve your room

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    Pre-Conference Workshop Information
    APHE is excited to offer our conference attendees an optional pre-conference workshop on Compassion Fatigue Wednesday, April 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the conference hotel.

    This workshop will explore the reasons why we do this work – what we love and and what’s hard about it, the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout, and provide a variety of tools and strategies to sustain our involvement in a challenging field. Participants will leave with knowledge about stressors, how to focus on what satisfies us personally, and walk away with the ability to build a self-care plan.

    The Workshop includes materials and snacks.

    Workshop Cost: $30 per person
    Visit the workshop event page to register.
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    Excursion Information

    APHE is excited to offer our conference attendees an optional
    excursion to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center Wednesday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Southwest Wildlife rescues native wildlife that have lost their homes to development, or are found injured, orphaned, or abandoned. When possible, the animals in their care are rehabilitated and released back into the wild. Those animals that can not survive in the wild can live out their lives at the accredited sanctuary. Southwest Wildlife is also an official holding facility for the Mexican gray wolf recovery program, a critically endangered species.

    The Excursion includes transportation, boxed lunch and a guided tour of the facility.

    Excursion Cost: $50 per person
    Visit the excursion event page to register.

    Sharing Corral
    Conference attendees have the opportunity to showcase their new and innovative programs, lessons and resources at the sharing corral. Participants will display information and talk to attendees during the morning break and lunch on Thursday, April 23.

    Sharing Corral Application

    Ship and Display Handling Application
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    Vendor Opportunities
    Do you have something that you would like to sell at the conference? Apply for a vendor booth! Vendor booths will be open to attendees during breaks and lunch.

    Vendor Application

    Dinner and Benefit Auction
    Join us on Thursday, April 23 for a complimentary dinner along with silent and live auctions to benefit the Nathania Gartman Memorial Scholarship Fund. Quality humane education materials as well as fun items in a range of prices will be included.

    Contributions from individuals, businesses, and organizations are critical to the success of the benefit auction. The valuable and unique items contributed from around the country are what make this auction so special. APHE encourages its members to solicit donations or to donate your special purchases to help raise money for this vital cause.
    - auction information and donation form in Word or PDF
    - sample letter to solicit donations in Word or PDF
    - auction donation information only (PDF)
    - donation form only (PDF)

    If you would like to volunteer to help with setting up the auction, conducting the auction, or cleaning up after the auction, please contact us at auction@aphe.org.
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    Questions?

    • April 22, 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Phoenix, Arizona
    • 29

    Excursion to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

    A pre-conference opportunity for attendees and their guests of the APHE National Humane Education Conference

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Southwest Wildlife rescues native wildlife that have lost their homes to development, or are found injured, orphaned, or abandoned. When possible, the animals in their care are rehabilitated and released back into the wild. Those animals that can not survive in the wild can live out their lives at the accredited sanctuary. Southwest Wildlife is also an official holding facility for the Mexican gray wolf recovery program, a critically endangered species.

    The Excursion includes transportation, boxed lunch and a guided tour of the facility.  The Excursion is limited to 35 participants.

    Excursion Cost: $50 per person

    Questions? E-mail conference@aphe.org

    • April 22, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Tempe, Arizona
    • 27

    Compassion Fatigue Workshop

    A pre-conference opportunity for attendees and their guests of the APHE National Humane Education Conference

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center
    60 E. 5th Street in Tempe, Arizona

    Compassion stress and fatigue are normal and natural responses for those who working in a caring field like animal protection. Awareness of suffering, our desire to take action to alleviate it, and the weariness that results from the volume of work and depth of caring, all lead to exhaustion and burn out if not carefully managed. 

    This workshop will explore the reasons why we do this work – what we love and and what’s hard about it, the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout, and provide a variety of tools and strategies to sustain our involvement in a challenging field. Participants will leave with knowledge about stressors, how to focus on what satisfies us personally, and walk away with the ability to build a self-care plan.

    The presenter is Stephanie Itle-Clark, Ph.D., Director of Learning at The Humane Society of the United States and APHE President.

    Materials and snacks provided.  The workshop is limited to 30 participants.

    Workshop Cost: $30 per person

    Questions? E-mail conference@aphe.org

    • April 25, 2015
    • (CDT)
    • April 27, 2015 (CDT)
    • Austin, TX

    The Texas Federation of Humane Societies (TFHS) and the
    Texas Animal Shelter Coalition (TASC) are excited to present the
    7th Annual Texas Unites for Animals Conference
    .

    Make plans now to join us April 25-27, 2015 at the
    Renaissance Austin Hotel, located in the
    Northwest Arboretum area of Austin, Texas.

    See http://www.texasunites.com/ for details.

    • April 28, 2015
    • May 01, 2015
    • Palm Springs, CA
    Boost (Best Out-Of-School Time) Conference
    Redefining Leadership in Out-of-School Time
    April 28 - May 1, 2015
    Palm Springs, California

    Visit http://www.boostconference.org/ for details.
    • June 08, 2015
    • (CDT)
    • June 10, 2015 (CDT)
    • Bloomington, IL

    15th Annual Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference

    Presented by the Illinois Animal Welfare Federation
    June 8-10, 2015

    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
    Bloomington, Illinois

    Visit the Illinois Animal Welfare Federation website at www.iawf.net for the full conference brochure!

    • July 16, 2015
    • (EDT)
    • July 19, 2015 (EDT)
    • Atlanta, GA
    Best Friends National Conference
    July 16-19, 2015
    Cobb Galleria Centre and
    Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel
    Atlanta, Georgia

Past events

November 15, 2014 21st Century Humane Education Workshop
November 01, 2014 RedRover Readers Online Professional Development
October 23, 2014 Best Friends National Conference
October 18, 2014 RedRover Readers Professional Development Training
October 06, 2014 Humane Education and Theories of Learning and Development
October 06, 2014 A Better World, A Meaningful Life
October 06, 2014 Teaching for a Positive Future 2
October 06, 2014 Teaching for a Positive Future 1
October 04, 2014 Humane Education MOGO Workshop
August 17, 2014 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
August 15, 2014 Institute for Humane Education - M.A. application deadline
August 14, 2014 PetSmart Charities North American Spay/Neuter Conference
August 13, 2014 An Introduction to the Connection between Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence
August 01, 2014 Institute for Humane Education - M.Ed. application deadline
July 07, 2014 Teaching for a Positive Future 2
July 07, 2014 Teaching for a Positive Future 1
June 27, 2014 Taking Action for Animals
June 09, 2014 Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference
May 20, 2014 Animal Care Expo
April 29, 2014 Boost Conference
April 07, 2014 Teaching for a Positive Future 2
March 22, 2014 Texas Unites for Animals Conference
March 03, 2014 A Better World, A Meaningful Life
February 27, 2014 2014 APHE National Humane Education Conference
February 26, 2014 RedRover Readers Training Workshop
February 17, 2014 Teaching for a Positive Future 1
January 13, 2014 Assessment and Treatment of Animal Abuse
October 19, 2013 Tales Kids Tell: The Humane Educator's Role in Breaking the Cycle of Abuse
October 07, 2013 Teaching for a Positive Future
October 07, 2013 A Better World, A Meaningful Life
October 04, 2013 Michigan Alliance for Environmental & Outdoor Education Conference
September 21, 2013 Educating for a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future
August 11, 2013 RedRover Readers Training Workshop
August 06, 2013 The Business of Humane Education: Models for Making it Work!
July 08, 2013 Teaching for a Positive Future
July 06, 2013 Be Kind to Animals: A Convivial Afternoon of Humane History & Merriment
June 10, 2013 Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference
May 25, 2013 Humane Literacy: Promoting Empathy, Critical Thinking and Language Skills in the Classroom
May 08, 2013 Animal Care Expo
April 14, 2013 RedRover Readers Training Workshop
April 11, 2013 2013 APHE National Humane Education Conference
March 19, 2013 Greater Bay Area (CA) Humane Educator Meeting
March 16, 2013 Texas Unites for Animals Conference
March 13, 2013 National Service-Learning Conference
March 12, 2013 Fostering Compassion through Humane Education Summer Camps webinar
March 09, 2013 The Magic of Stories: Encouraging Empathy through Narrative
March 09, 2013 Empowering Youth through Service-Learning
March 04, 2013 Teaching for a Positive Future
March 04, 2013 A Better World, A Meaningful Life
February 06, 2013 Your Humane Education Survival Guide
December 04, 2012 Certified Interpretive Guide Training Workshop
December 03, 2012 The Outdoor Cat: Science and Policy from a Global Perspective
November 15, 2012 Examining Nature through Inquiry, Observation, and Creative Play
October 27, 2012 Simon Says, "Be Kind to Animals!"
October 27, 2012 Urban Humane: Enhancing Humane Education for Underserved Youth
October 27, 2012 Rebels with a Cause: Reaching Teens through Service-Learning
October 08, 2012 Teaching for a Positive Future
October 08, 2012 Raising a Humane Child
October 01, 2012 A Better World, A Meaningful Life
September 22, 2012 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
August 26, 2012 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
August 25, 2012 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
August 24, 2012 Everything You Want to Know About Adoption...Workshop
August 18, 2012 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
August 11, 2012 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
July 21, 2012 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
July 09, 2012 Teaching for a Positive Future
June 11, 2012 12th Annual Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference
May 21, 2012 Animal Care Expo
May 20, 2012 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
May 16, 2012 Enhancing Humane Education for Underserved Youth
April 28, 2012 Teaching for the 21st Century: Bringing Humane Education into the Classroom
April 20, 2012 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
April 09, 2012 Raising a Humane Child
March 20, 2012 Equine Welfare Alliance Children's Letter Writing Campaign
March 19, 2012 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
March 03, 2012 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
March 01, 2012 2012 APHE National Conference
February 12, 2012 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
February 06, 2012 Teaching for a Positive Future
November 07, 2011 Raising a Humane Child
November 04, 2011 A Better World, A Meaningful Life
October 19, 2011 Character Education Partnerships National Forum on Character
October 17, 2011 Teaching for a Positive Future
October 17, 2011 Promoting Empathy, Critical Thinking and Language Skills in the Classroom
October 03, 2011 A Better World, A Meaningful Life
September 22, 2011 Incorporating Dogs with At-Risk Youth Two-Part Series: Part Two
September 20, 2011 Incorporating Dogs with At-Risk Youth Two-Part Series: Part Two
September 15, 2011 Incorporating Dogs with At-Risk Youth Two-Part Series: Part One
September 13, 2011 Incorporating Dogs with At-Risk Youth Two-Part Series: Part One
September 12, 2011 Raising a Humane Child
September 02, 2011 A Better World, A Meaningful Life
August 26, 2011 Expanding the Circle of Compassion through Humane Education - webinar
August 24, 2011 Expanding the Circle of Compassion through Humane Education - webinar
August 20, 2011 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
July 20, 2011 Restoring Well-Being 2011, Presented by Sonoma Humane Society
July 18, 2011 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
June 15, 2011 ACVIM Forum
June 13, 2011 11th Annual Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference
May 12, 2011 All Ears Reading Webinar
May 10, 2011 All Ears Reading Webinar
May 04, 2011 Animal Care Expo
April 29, 2011 Building Humane Communities: Becoming Agents of Change
February 26, 2011 Humane Education Ambassador Reader (HEAR) Volunteer Training Workshop
February 24, 2011 2011 APHE National Conference
November 12, 2010 Monitoring and Evaluating Education Programmes - a Key to Humane Education's Success
November 10, 2010 Monitoring and Evaluating Education Programmes - a Key to Humane Education's Success
November 08, 2010 Monitoring and Evaluating Education Programmes - a Key to Humane Education's Success
October 19, 2010 Tales Kids Tell: The Youth Educator's Role in Breaking the Cycle of Abuse
October 18, 2010 Tales Kids Tell: The Youth Educator's Role in Breaking the Cycle of Abuse
July 31, 2010 Humane Education Ambassador Reader (HEAR) Volunteer Training Workshop
July 23, 2010 Humane Education Ambassador Reader (HEAR) Volunteer Training Workshop
June 19, 2010 Well Adjusted Dog Workshop
June 14, 2010 Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference
May 12, 2010 Animal Care Expo
April 15, 2010 2010 APHE National Conference
March 26, 2010 Well Adjusted Cat Workshop
February 20, 2010 University of Illinois Humane Education Seminar on Bully Breeds
October 23, 2009 No More Homeless Pets Conference
October 20, 2009 ISAZ-HAI 2009 International Conference
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