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APHE now is opening our popular Coffee & Connect series to non-members for a $5.00 fee!  Don't worry, if you are a member your registration will still be FREE as always.

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 it's Board of Directors. 

CANCELLED: April 6th, 1pm EST

Engaging Teen Leaders in Your Community

Bailey Gilbert, PAWS


Bailey Gilbert has been invited to present at the APHE Virtual Conference on April 28th, 2022.

We'd love to see you there.

Learn more here.

Engaging teens in our communities is the next step to creating the next generation of environmental advocates, animal shelter employees, volunteers, wildlife donors, and more. Through a multi-visit teen club, PAWS created a space for multiple high schools to be represented in a mission-driven, service-learning club. These teens investigated and developed solutions to issues facing companion animals and wildlife. These issues were presented by staff of PAWS while members also explored a vast breadth of animal related careers. This club allowed PAWS to promote a greater understanding and appreciation for the biodiversity of our community. Overall, the PAWS Teen Club allowed for developing public speaking and leadership skills, as well as a service-focused mindset in a supportive environment. Programs like the PAWS Teen Club allow your organization to inspire future leaders and bring Humane Education programming beyond the shelter.  

Presenter Bio:

Bailey Gilbert is the Education Coordinator for the education department at PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society) Animal Shelter and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Lynnwood, Washington. She has a background in environmental education and passionately believes that educating the youth of today will enhance our chances of a greater tomorrow. At PAWS she has helped create an asynchronous virtual humane education program as well as a multi-visit teen program focused on mission-driven, service-based learning.

 Register Here (April Session)


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 EST.  Registration is free for members and requires pre-registration.

Past Coffee & Connect topics

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 

2020 Coffee & Camp dates:  4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27.

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