We've Gone Virtual!
Who typically attends the APHE National Humane Education Conference?
Attendees include humane educators from a variety of backgrounds who promote humane attitudes toward people, animals, and the environment. This includes, but is not limited to, anyone who teaches animal welfare, animal rights, animal behavior, environmental education and literacy, social justice, character education, cultural studies, and any combination of the above.
The conference allows staff and volunteers of animal shelters, animal care and control agencies, zoos, museums, park districts, schools, colleges, universities, and other local, regional, and national entities to learn and share together.
Six virtual sessions will occur in short increments over a two week period (April 19th-April 30th) in order to limit interruptions to your daily schedule. If you are unable to watch one of the sessions live, do not worry, as participants will be provided with all recordings and materials at the conclusion of the conference.
For exact dates, times, and presentation descriptions, please visit the Schedule page.
Conference registration includes access to all live presentations plus additional fun activities, such as a mixer, chair yoga, and a drawing with a chance to win free books.
$25 for members
$50 for non-members
$65 for a conference + 1 year APHE membership package
APHE recognizes 2020 has been a tough year for everyone. In recognition of this, we want to help you out by offering scholarship funds to cover the cost of attending the virtual conference AND one year of APHE membership ($75 value)! This amazing scholarship opportunity applies to both members and non-members. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 5th. Scholarship award recipients will be notified by March 19th. If applying for a scholarship, please wait to register until you receive notification.
Sponsors- Global Ambassador Sponsor Level
Founded in 1918, today Latham promotes humane education and animal welfare activities, such as the human-animal bond, the link between animal abuse and other forms of violence, and advances in animal-assisted activities through its publications, videos, and new grant-making program. www.Latham.org
Since Charleston Animal Society was founded in 1874, our mission has always stayed the same: Prevent Cruelty to Animals. Our vision is one where all healthy and treatable animals are saved, while being treated with respect and kindness. Each year we touch the lives of 20,000 animals. www.charlestonanimalsociety.org
Nathania Gartman Scholarship Fund Sponsors
Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization devoted to ending the killing of pets in animal shelters. Best Friends works closely with communities across the nation in implementing proven lifesaving strategies, programs and policies. www.bestfriends.org
The Humane Society of the United States and our affiliates provide direct care to more than 100,000 animals each year - more than any other animal welfare organization - through our sanctuaries, veterinary programs and emergency shelters and rescues. We work to professionalize the field of animal care with our education and training programs. www.humanesociety.org
Mentor Sponsor Level
RedRover brings animals out of crisis through emergency sheltering, disaster relief and financial assistance. We are preventing animal cruelty and neglect by educating youth and building a more compassionate future through the power of empathy, resilience and the human-animal bond. www.RedRover.org
Marin Humane, established in 1907, shelters thousands of animals each year. It is an adoption and humane education center, provides behavior and training programs, animal-assisted programs, community outreach, and provides pet care support to low income families, and more. www.MarinHumane.org
As the nation’s first farm animal rescue and protection organization, Farm Sanctuary has cared for thousands of animals at its sanctuaries in New York and California. The organization has educated millions of people about the plight of farm animals and the negative impacts of factory farming on health, the environment, and social justice, and it advocates for laws and policies that prevent suffering and promote compassion.
Farm Sanctuary’s humane education program educates thousands of students each year through classroom presentations, inspires student action through our Youth Leadership Council, and empowers teachers with standards-aligning curriculum on issues of our food system. www.FarmSanctuary.org
Teacher Sponsor Level
Do you have programs that introduce pet-first aid or veterinary techniques? Animalearn can help, by providing dynamic resources to maintain a more animal & environmentally friendly curriculum for summer vet camps and science camps. For details go to Animalearn.org.
The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) was formed in 1978 for the express purpose of assisting its members to perform their duties in a professional manner. We believe only carefully selected and properly trained animal control personnel can correct community problems resulting from irresponsible animal ownership. NACA’s purpose is to preserve the Human/Animal Bond by insisting on responsible animal ownership. www.Nacanet.org