Kimberly Korona, MEd - Senior Program Director, HEART
HEART teaches educational programs that demonstrate how people, non-human animals, and the environment are interconnected. They cover a wide range of topics and challenge students to see how these different issues, at their core, are related. The aim of this session is to discuss the value of teaching humane education from a holistic perspective and provide examples of ways to make authentic connections in humane education programs, even when an organization has a mission with a very specific focus. Participants will also learn about HEART's new initiative, the HEART Network, specifically designed to support animal adoption centers, rescue groups, and sanctuaries in their efforts to either start a humane education program or expand their current curriculum. The Network will offer essential tips, tools, and resources for developing and maintaining successful programming on animal protection issues and will discuss how these issues connect to both people and our environment.
About our Speaker:
Kim Korona received her BA from Goddard College and MEd from Cambridge College in affiliation with the Institute for Humane Education. Kim previously worked as a humane educator for the Michigan Humane Society, developing and teaching animal protection programs. For the past decade, she has worked at HEART, and currently serves as their Senior Program Director. At HEART, she has developed curricula, taught humane education programs for youth of all ages in various venues, and conducted professional development trainings for educators. Throughout Kim's life she has been involved in social justice, animal protection, and environmental ethics work, including starting an Amnesty International chapter at her college, leading a "Rice not Bombs" campaign and "Fast for Peace" to protest war, and interning at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps and Farm Sanctuary. Kim currently volunteers for VegMichigan and serves on the board of the Humane Education Coalition.
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