People, Animals and Nature: Modeling a New Paradigm
Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27, 2013
at Green Chimneys - Brewster, NY
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The Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys
Dedicated to education and research on the human connection to animals and the natural world
with sponsorship from
The Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust, A KeyBank Trust
HABRI - Human Animal Bond Initiative Foundation
interested in working with animals in your practice?
looking for ways to integrate nature into your teaching curriculum?
|A student or researcher
ready to learn how to document and validate the benefits of your animal or nature-based work?
An “animal person”
excited about working with animals and in need of practical advice on how to do so ethically?
If you answered yes to one of these questions...
People, Animals and Nature: Modeling a New Paradigm is your opportunity to learn best practices and exchange ideas with experts and peers in a wide range of professions that utilize animal-assisted and nature-based models.
The 21st century is bringing greater awareness to the life enriching interconnectedness between people, animals and the environment. Animal-assisted therapy, nature-centered education and farm-based programs illustrate the diverse approaches social workers, educators, mental health practitioners, physicians and others are exploring and applying to enhance quality of life for all.
Together with speakers and attendees representing leading programs from around the world, we will discuss professional standards in nature-based programs, strive toward evidence-based practice, celebrate information exchange among colleagues, and shape a shared vision as a vital tool for all practitioners.