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CONTENT DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in the Coffee and Connect webinars and recordings are those of the speakers or authors and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions held by APHE or its Board of Directors. 

Dramatic Play: Engaging and Teaching Children About Animals

March, 6th 2024

Join Alicia Haley, Education Programs Manager, at the Animal Welfare Association, as she guides us through using dramatic play as an effective teaching tool. It is a great age-appropriate way to teach children about animals, animal health and animal care while having a blast!  During this session participants will learn how to create their own dramatic play veterinary clinic, even if you don’t have a huge budget to work with.


Our popular Coffee & Connect webinars were introduced in 2020 resulting from an immediate need for our members to connect and share summer camp planning during the 2020 COVID pandemic beginnings. Due to the success of this monthly program (formerly Coffee & Camp), the program has evolved to monthly webinars featuring experts in the field of Humane Education. Each Coffee & Connect features spotlights topics relevant to educators in the field. 

Coffee & Connect is offered the 1st Wednesday of each month, at 1pm ET.  Registration is free for members and requires pre-registration. Non-members may register for a $5 fee.

Past Coffee & Connect topics

December 6, 2023 - "The Magic of Regional Workshops" with Heather Grogan and Savanna New

November 1, 2023 "Failing Forward: Restorative Practices" with Heather Franco 

October 4, 2023 - Measuring Welfare and Empathy with Lauren Powell and Karen Verderame

September 6, 2023 - Summer Camp Debrief Roundtables with the APHE Board

May 3, 2023 - Pre-Summer Camp Roundtables with the APHE Board

March 1, 2023 - "Find the Funds" with Lindsay Layendecker of the Jacksonville Humane Society

February 1, 2023 - "Sharing a Creative Mess to Help Shelter Pets by Inspiring Kindness and the Don’t Pet Mindset/Love from a Distance" with Jeanne Frye-Mason

January 4, 2023 -  "The One Thing You Still Need" with Tressa Yonekawa Bundren

December 2022 - Humane Education Roundtables with the APHE Board

November 2, 2022 - "Therapy Dogs in the High School Setting" with Jessica Maricevic of Empathic Paws

October 12, 2022 - "Barnyard Buddies: Building Relationships Between Children and Formerly Farmed Animals" with Anna Boarini of VINE Sanctuary

September 7, 2022 - "Wolf Eradication and Management Policy as Critical Pedagogy" with Karen Winter

March 9, 2022 - "Connections Create Conservationists; the Work of Animal Ambassadors" with Haylee Blake from Helen Woodward Animal Center

February 2, 2022 - "How Much Is a Whale Really Worth?" with Beth Besom of the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans

January 12, 2022 - "Educating Youth with Farm Sanctuary Programming" with Maddie Krasno of Farm Sanctuary

November 3, 2021 - "Sharing is Caring: Virtual Roundtables" with the APHE board 

October 6, 2021 - "Fostering Compassion for Fishes" with Jonathan Balcombe and Kim Korona

September 1, 2021 - "Ready, S-E-T, Go: Building a Culture of SEL" with Katie Frazier and Nicole Lovecchio

May 5, 2021 - " Summer Camp: It's All Fun and Games" with Kim Ferris-Church

March 3, 2021 - "Cool to Be Kind:"  Evaluation of a Classroom-Based Humane Education Intervention

February 3, 2021 - HE Volunteers

January 6, 2021 - Preparing Volunteers and Their Dogs to Represent Your Organization

December 2, 2020 - Teaching Animal Protection, Embracing Social Justice 

November 4, 2020 - New Partnerships/Schools/Funding

October 7, 2020 - Fall Programming with East Bay SPCA

September 2, 2020 - Camp Review/School Going Forward 

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