Detroit Zoo to host humane education workshop today

By Mike Fossano

Our friends at the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) are hosting their annual “Sowing Seeds” humane education workshop today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ford Education Center.

Presented by the DZS’s Berman Academy for Humane Education, the goal of the workshop is to train educators to teach critical thinking about social justice, environmental ethics and animal protection to help demonstrate to students how decisions that they make can impact themselves, other people, other species and the Earth.

While the “Sowing Seeds” workshop is geared toward classroom teachers and community leaders, it is also open to students, animal management professionals, animal advocates and anyone else with an interest in humane education.

The $30 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and the text for the course “The Power & The Promise of Humane Education” by Zoe Weil, co-founder and President of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE).

If you’d like to register for the event or need more information, contact the DZS at (248) 541-5717 x3800 or education@detroitzoo.org.

The Institute for Humane Education is a non-profit educational organization that seeks to use humane education as a means to create a peaceful and sustainable world. To learn more, visit humaneeducation.org.

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