Welcome to HumaneEducator.com! We are so excited to share this journey with you…
If you are new to Humane Education, we recommend that you check out our blog post “Humane Education…Educating Humanity One Human At A Time”
If you are new to our website, we have a great FREE tool for you at the end of this page that will help you kickstart your journey towards a kinder, gentler planet.
But first…let me introduce myself and let you know why we are here.
My name is Debbie and I have been on this journey for quite some time. The road has been full of twists and turns, tears and celebrations. I started volunteering at the tender age of 14 when I took a summer internship as a camp counselor. I learned so much about how quickly young people can assimilate information and how quickly they learn new concepts.
As I got older, I continued to volunteer in various capacities, including as a classroom parent volunteer and a children’s ministry volunteer. Then I began volunteering at a farm animal sanctuary in California. It was there that I began to see the human-animal connection so clearly as I watched young adults who had lost their way in the world connect to horses, pigs, dogs and other animals and turn their lives around. There was “something” going on that made me want to investigate further.
I moved from California to Oklahoma. By chance (or maybe not?!), I connected with a no-kill sanctuary not far from where I live in Edmond. I began volunteering there and learned about the true meaning of survival. The animals that came to that sanctuary were battered and bruised and starved and my heart broke with each one. But it got me to thinking…the staff at the sanctuary took such patient care of those animals, but how could I help to “stop the bleeding” (literally and figuratively).
Then one evening, as I was surfing the Internet, I came across a website about Humane Education. As I talked with my husband about what I had found, a lightbulb came on! This was the answer I had been looking for. If we taught children at a young age how to respect animals and care for them, how would that affect the way animals would be treated going forward? It was at that moment that I decided to make an investment in myself and in the future and one year later, I became a Certified Humane Education Specialist. I wanted to reach as many children as I could (and adults, too), but I knew that I had to find a way to do so on a much larger scale than I could manage on my own. That was the day that HumanEducator.com was born!
We are here to support school principals, classroom teachers, students, home schoolers, youth leaders, parents and concerned citizens of this planet in their pursuit of a kinder, gentler planet.
We know that education is the most powerful tool that we have, so we are here to support your efforts in a variety of ways. We provide thought-provoking news and information, lesson plans, templates; giveaways and much more in our effort to support those who choice to join us on this journey.
We are also here to support those who are ready to jump in with both feet and those who support our mission, but need us to do the “legwork”. As our mission and the website grow, you will find resources to use if you want to jump in with both feet on your own as well as resources for those who need a bit of help in getting the messages out.
We want to join forces with you…
Take the first step by clicking the button below to receive your first FREE tool. It’s a great resource to get started in sharing humane education topics and continuing the conversation.
We invite you to join the conversation on social media as well so use the social media icons at the top and bottom of our pages to connect with us there.
If you have any specific topics you’d like us to cover, let us know. We are always open to your input and welcome your thoughts.