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Pre-Conference Workshops

RedRover Readers Workshop

Exclusive OFFER for APHE Conference attendees!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

1:00 - 4:00 pm


RedRover Readers works to further strengthen the human-animal bond by helping children, ages 5-11, develop the steps necessary for empathy: recognize human and animal emotions, share emotions and regulate emotions in order to connect in positive ways with others.

During this workshop you'll explore:

  • The steps to build empathy
  • How stories about animals illustrate the human-animal bond
  • Using questions to generate critical thinking
  • Tips for reading aloud and for effectively working with children
  • The relationship between reading and developing empathy
  • Implementing the RedRover Readers curriculum
  • Ongoing support from the RedRover Readers staff

"This curriculum helped my students show compassion to others.  Highly recommend it to other educators."

-Brett Glennon, Stockton, CA 

It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt:

A Camp Director's Guide to Planning for Camp Safety and Risk Management

Kim Ferris-Church MS. Ed., CHES

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

1:00 - 3:00 pm


Camp programs are a fantastic way to promote humane education themes and cultivate the lifelong bond between humans and animals. While camp is an incredibly fun and exciting way to engage kids with animals, it is also a huge liability for an organization to take on. Emergencies can happen in the blink of an eye and it is the responsibility of the organization and camp leadership to ensure the safety of all participants, animals, volunteers, and staff. This workshop will provide practical information on many important safety concerns and liabilities related to running a camp and best practices on what to do in emergency situations. 

We will cover topics like...

  • Appropriate camper supervision
  • Camper and animal safety
  • Bullying prevention
  • Child sexual abuse prevention
  • Medical emergencies
  • Zoonosis prevention
  • Active shooter scenarios

Participants will learn...

  • About various camp safety preparedness
  • Ways to prevent emergencies
  • How to respond if/when an emergency happens
  • Post-emergency debrief and reflection
  • Resources available for camp directors 

Want to attend?  Sign up for workshops when you register for the

2020 APHE National Conference.

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