Kim Korona joins us on Connected Roots to share her experiences at HEART - Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers. HEART’s mission is to develop a generation of compassionate youth who create positive change for animals, people, and the natural world. They offer in-school programs, teacher trainings, consulting, and a wide range of humane education resources for educators.
Listen to this episode to learn about all of HEART's resources, valuable advice for educators, heartwarming stories of humane education in action, and HEART's recent selection for the Excellence in Humane Education Award.
About our Guest:
Kim Korona, Senior Program Director at HEART, helps plan, manage and lead various program offerings for HEART. She teaches humane education programs for youth of all ages in various venues in school and out of school, assists with curriculum development, conducts teacher training workshops for traditional and non-traditional educators, and manages new volunteers. She also co-designed and taught HEART’s first ever summer camp program. Kim received her B.A. from Goddard College/Green Mountain College and M.Ed. from Cambridge College, in association with the Institute for Humane Education.
This episode of Connected Roots is made possible thanks to generous support from our donor, Judy Crumpton. When asked why she sponsors Connected Roots, Judy says episodes of HEC’s podcast provide an excellent tool in connecting like-minded people across the globe. We’re grateful for your support, Judy!
On episode three, we welcome Kristina Hulvershorn, teacher, humane educator, and author of the recently released children’s book, Secret of the Troublemakers. Kristina is the Indianapolis Program Manager at HEART (Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers), and the Director of Humane and Restorative Programs at Peace Learning Center.
Peace Learning Center educates, inspires and, empowers people to live peacefully. Their vision is to build a community of peace where respect is primary and justice is real. They work directly with schools, community nonprofits, businesses, juvenile correctional facilities, and faith groups to facilitate peace education sessions.
HEART’s mission is to develop a generation of compassionate youth who create positive change for animals, people, and the natural world. HEART’s services are specially designed to provide a combined focus on human rights, animal protection, and environmental preservation. They are the only full- service provider of humane education in the New York City, Chicago, Indianapolis and Portland areas, and they offer our services at no cost to public schools and non-profit agencies.
It was our pleasure to spend some time with Kristina to learn more about her important work and discuss her new book. Listen to our episode to hear how Kristina is making a difference in our world, and how her book is redefining the term, "troublemaker."
Book Giveaway! We’re giving away a copy of Secret of the Troublemakers to one lucky reader. Enter to win up the three times by liking, sharing, or tagging a friend to our post about the giveaway on Facebook. The deadline to enter is July 19, 2018. Good luck!
About our Guest:
Kristina Hulvershorn is an author, teacher, humane educator, and restorative justice circle keeper. She has long been an activist and a person who aspires to be consistently kind, seeking to find how those two identities can coexist. Kristina works to create a just and sustainable world through humane education, restorative justice, and various projects. She lives with her husband and her 6 children (2 human, 3 canine, and 1 feline).
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