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Upcoming events

    • February 24, 2016
    • (EST)
    • February 26, 2016
    • (EST)
    • Charleston, SC


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

    We are thrilled to announce the following speakers and presentations for our conference: 

    • Kevin Archer - Food as a Teaching Medium for Humane Education
    • Darlene BlackmanMarin Humane Society-Jumping for Joy: Compassionate Connections
    • Courtney Campbell & Justin Kurup, East Bay SPCA - It’s Game Time! Incorporating Game-Based Learning into Everyday Curriculum
    • Jennifer Dragotta, M.S. ED, ASPCA - Trends in Animal Sheltering for Humane Educators
    • Lizzy BrownBerkshire Humane Society - Creating Humane Heroes
    • Kelsey Gilmore-Futeral Esq.,South Carolina Law Committee; HSUS & Kimberly Kelly, Esq, HSUS - Legal Resources for Animal Advocacy
    • Stephanie Itle-Clark, Haley Courville Esq., & Heidi Colonna, The Humane Society of the United States - Program Development: From Nose to Tail
    • Justin KurupEast Bay SPCA - Unpacking Privilege
    • Brian OgleBeacon College - Assessment and Application of Educational Media in Animal Facilities
    • Michelle RamosArizona Humane & Eric Wolfe, Arizona Animal Welfare League - Project 22, Helping Dogs and People Help Each Other
    • Aldwin RomanCharleston Animal Society & Bennett Simonsen, Charlotte Humane Society - Community Engagement through Cultural Understanding
    • Shawna WeaverCollege of St. Scholastica - Humane Education for a College-Aged Audience

    A HUGE thank you to the following sponsors for making this year's conference possible: 

    Benefactor Level $2000



    Mentor Level $1000



    Supporter Level $250


     

    Conference Schedule:

    Wednesday, February 24th

    12:30pm          Conference Check-In @ American Theatre [446 King St, Charleston, SC 29403]

    1:00pm            Conference Begins 

    6:15pm            Kickoff Mixer @ Charleston Animal Society [2455 Remount Road, N. Charleston, SC 29406]

    - Bus leaves from the Hyatt at 6:00pm

    Thursday, February 25th

    8:30am            Conference Check-In @ American Theatre [446 King St, Charleston, SC 29403]

    9:00am            Conference Begins 

    12:00pm          Lunch

    6:00pm            Dinner and Auction @ Magnolia's Restaurant [185 E Bay St. Charleston, SC 29401]

    - Bus leaves the Hyatt at 6:00pm, returns at 9:00pm

    Friday, February 26th

    9:00am            Conference Begins @ American Theatre [446 King St, Charleston, SC 29403]

    12:00pm          Conference Concludes with Box Lunch

    1:00pm            *Optional* Excursion to the Birds of Prey [$45, See Below]

    6:00pm       *Optional* Excursion to a Cocktail Party at a Historic Charleston Home [Free, See Below]

     


    We are thrilled to be holding a pre-conference workshop before the conference on Wednesday, February 24th.

    Workshop Name: An introduction to evaluation for humane educators.

    Presenter: Dr. Stephen Albone, Ph.D., CHES from SPANA

    Summary: Most people would agree that the evaluation of educational interventions is important for all kinds of reasons. However undertaking an evaluation can be a daunting prospect. Thinking about an evaluation quickly raises many questions. What information should I collect? How will I collect it? How will I present my findings? And many other questions besides. The answers to these questions can rapidly become very technical, but that is a double edged sword. Whilst a technical evaluation can serve to make your work seem important, if it is poorly conducted it can be worse than undertaking no evaluation at all. Fortunately there are things that can be done that do not rely on a high degree of technical expertise.  Learn how to avoid some common pitfalls and conduct a straightforward evaluation, the results of which can be easily communicated to an external audience.

    Location: American Theatre

    Date/Time: Wednesday, February 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

    Cost:$40/participant 

    REGISTER HERE for the pre-conference workshop



    Conference Registration: Conference registration includes 3 days of presentations and workshops, the mixer, the auction and dinner, and all meals during the conference. Cost is $300 ($250 for members- become a member here for $50!). NOTE: Conference registration closes on February 16th. 

    Register by clicking the "Register" button in the darker-shaded box in the upper left hand corner of this Web page.

    Scholarships: APHE is proud to offer limited scholarships to qualified members through the Nathania Gartman Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship deadline has passed for this conference.



    The conference hotel is the brand new beautiful Hyatt House/Place Charleston/Historic District [560 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403],  just 3 blocks* from the conference location. Breakfast is included! Our group discount is as follows: 

    • $159/night Tuesday, Wednesday + Thursday night
    • $175 for Friday 
    The group discount is available through January 25th which can be reserved using code G-APHE

    Although the two hotels adjoin the reservation departments are separate & you must register accordingly:

    For a King Studio (with queen sleeper sofa) at Hyatt House please click here and enter code G-APHE at checkout or call 843-207-2299 & mention “Assoc. of Professional Humane Educators”



    For Two Queens (with queen sleeper sofa- 3rd person is $10/night) at Hyatt Place please click here and enter code G-APHE at checkout or call 843-414-4900 & mention “Assoc. of Professional Humane Educators”. NOTE: Hyatt Place is sold out for Friday, February 26th. 


    *If there are mobility issues to get to/from the conference, please email conference@aphe.org for transportation options.



    Excursions: We have 2 fantastic excursions planned for conference goers - both on Friday, February 26th after the conference concludes. Luckily, they are built into the schedule so you can do both! 

    Center for Birds of Prey

    Ideally situated on a 152-acre campus near Charleston, the center is dedicated to the  study of birds and their habitats, avian welfare, and to engaging the public in  important environmental issues that affect birds and humans alike. We will see the  fascinating birds, watch flight demonstrations and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the  medical facility.  

    This excursions starts Friday, February 26th at 1pm from the Hyatt and returns at 5pm.

      Price: $45

      Find out more about the Center for Birds of Prey.

         REGISTER HERE for the Birds of Prey


    Cocktail Party

    Let’s top off the amazing day with a complimentary cocktail party at the historical William Gibbes House. Built in 1772, it's located on Charleston’s charming South Battery Street. Charleston Animal Society’s Board President Elizabeth Bradham will open up her National Register Property to APHE members for a wonderful capstone cocktail party! 

    This excursion starts Friday, February 26th at 6pm from the Hyatt. Transportation is provided only TO the cocktail party. After the party, either walk two miles through the bustling Charleston streets back to the hotel, enjoy an evening of entertainment at one of the many establishments along the way, or take a pedicab, free trolly, or taxi. If you would like assistance in planning your return to the hotel, we are happy to help! Please email conference@aphe.org.

      Price: Free!

      Check out the Bob Villa tour of Gibbes House

      REGISTER HERE for the Cocktail Party 



    Auction: Join us on February 25th 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

    - Sample Letter to Solicit Donations

    Please send any auction donations with the donation form to the following address:

    Charleston Animal Society

    Attn: De Daltorio

    2455 Remount Rd.

    North Charleston, SC 29406


    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.



    We have two fantastic options for exhibiting at this year's conference:

    Vendors

    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 special exhibiting breaks. Vendor applications are due January 10th. 

    Vendor Application

    Sharing Corral/Poster Sessions

    Do you have something you would like to share with other humane educators? 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 special exhibitor breaks. Sharing Corral/Poster Session applications are due January 24th. 

    Sharing Corral/Poster Sessions Application



    Refund Policy

    • All cancellations, refund requests and registration transfers must be communicated to the conference coordinators at conference@aphe.org.
    • Registration transfers are allowed. They must be coordinated by the individuals involved and the names of those involved must be communicated to the conference coordinators before the start of the conference.
    • If a cancellation is required:
    • A full refund minus a $25 processing fee up until 10 days before the first day of the conference can be requested. First day of the conference is defined as the day the presentations start.
    • After the 10 day window, no refunds will be given.
    • No refunds for the excursion will be given. However, excursion fees can be transferred to someone else in the case of cancellation. If this needs to occur, the conference coordinator must be notified before the excursion.
    • February 24, 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • American Theatre
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    Workshop Name: An introduction to evaluation for humane educators.

    Presenter: Dr. Stephen Albone from SPANA

    Summary: Most people would agree that the evaluation of educational interventions is important for all kinds of reasons. However undertaking an evaluation can be a daunting prospect. Thinking about an evaluation quickly raises many questions. What information should I collect? How will I collect it? How will I present my findings? And many other questions besides. The answers to these questions can rapidly become very technical, but that is a double edged sword. Whilst a technical evaluation can serve to make your work seem important, if it is poorly conducted it can be worse than undertaking no evaluation at all. Fortunately there are things that can be done that do not rely on a high degree of technical expertise.  Learn how to avoid some common pitfalls and conduct a straightforward evaluation, the results of which can be easily communicated to an external audience.

    Location: American Theatre [446 King St, Charleston, SC 29403]

    Date/Time: Wednesday, February 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

    Cost:$40/participant


    • February 26, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Charleston, South Carolina
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    This event is in conjunction with the 2016 National Humane Education Conference.


    Ideally situated on a 152-acre campus near  Charleston, the Avian Conservation Center is dedicated to the study & welfare of birds, their habitats and to engage the public in  important environmental issues that affect birds and humans alike.  We will take a tour of the fascinating birds, watch flight demonstrations and get a behind the scenes tour of the medical facility.  


    • February 26, 2016
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Charleston, SC
    • 40

    This excursion is in conjunction with the 2016 National Humane Education Conference.

    Let’s top off the amazing day with a complimentary cocktail party at the historical William Gibbes House built in 1772 located on Charleston’s charming South Battery Street.  Charleston Animal Society’s Board President Elizabeth Bradham will open up her National Register Property to APHE members for a wonderful capstone cocktail party!  

    This excursion starts Friday, February 26th at 6pm from the Hyatt. Transportation provided only TO the cocktail party-after the party - walk through the bustling Charleston streets back to the hotel, enjoy an evening of entertainment at one of the many establishments along the way, or take a pedicab, free trolly, or taxi.

     Price: Free!


    • February 27, 2016
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Charleston Animal Society

    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.


    • April 23, 2016
    • (CDT)
    • April 25, 2016
    • (CDT)
    • Austin, TX

    Texas Unites for Animals Conference

    Make plans now to join us April 23-25, 2016 at the
    Renaissance Austin Hotel, located in the
    Northwest Arboretum area of Austin, Texas.

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

    • April 26, 2016
    • April 29, 2016
    • Palm Springs, CA
    Boost (Best Out-Of-School Time) Conference
    April 26-29, 2016
    Palm Springs Convention Center
    Palm Springs, California

    Visit http://www.boostconference.org/ for details.
    • May 11, 2016
    • (MDT)
    • May 14, 2016
    • (MDT)
    • Las Vegas, NV
    Animal Care Expo 2016
    The Humane Society of the United States
    May 11-14, 2016
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    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!
    • July 14, 2016
    • (MDT)
    • July 17, 2016
    • (MDT)
    • Salt Lake City, Utah
    Best Friends National Conference
    July 14-17, 2016
    Salt Palace Convention Center
    Salt Lake City, Utah



Past events

November 14, 2015 The World Becomes What We Teach
November 03, 2015 CarolinasUnite Animal Welfare Professionals Conference
October 14, 2015 Less “No”, More “Yes” – How The Way We Teach Impacts The Way They Learn
October 01, 2015 National Animal Care & Control Association Training Conference
August 01, 2015 RedRover Readers Training
July 16, 2015 Best Friends National Conference
June 08, 2015 Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference
May 14, 2015 APHE's Sharing Session: Marketing Humane Education Programs
May 13, 2015 The Magic of Stories: Encouraging Empathy through Narrative
April 28, 2015 Boost Conference
April 27, 2015 Humane Education and Theories of Learning and Development
April 25, 2015 Texas Unites for Animals Conference
April 22, 2015 Compassion Fatigue Workshop
April 22, 2015 Excursion to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center
April 22, 2015 2015 APHE National Humane Education Conference
March 30, 2015 Animal Care Expo
March 19, 2015 Virginia Federation of Humane Societies Annual Conference
March 10, 2015 Tips and Tricks for Hiring Camp Staff
January 31, 2015 RedRover Readers Online Professional Development
January 31, 2015 RedRover Readers Volunteer Training Workshop
January 26, 2015 The Magic of Stories: Encouraging Empathy through Narrative
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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