Connected Roots

16 EpisodesProduced by Humane Education Coalition

The Humane Education Coalition's podcast, Connected Roots, is an acclaimed venue for humane news, insights, education tips, resources, and more. Connected Roots features inspiring interviews and stories from experts in the field of humane education.

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Episode 16: Canine Commandos

June 20th, 2019


Virginia Hamilton is an award-winning classroom teacher, Certified Humane Education Specialist, and founder of Canine Commandos in Brevard County, Florida. Canine Commandos teaches basic obedience to shelter dogs, …

Episode 15: APHE

April 22nd, 2019


It was wonderful to chat with Dezarae Jones-Hartwig, board member at the Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE). APHE is a membership …

Episode 14: Days End Farm Horse Rescue

March 26th, 2019


On episode 14, we welcome Nicky Wetzelberger, Community Outreach Director at Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR). For 30 years, DEFHR has been making a difference for horses throughout Maryland in the United States. …

Episode 13: Marc Bekoff, PhD - Author, Scholar, & Educator

February 22nd, 2019


It was an absolute pleasure to speak with Dr. Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, …

Episode 12: EPIC Outreach

November 30th, 2018


It was a privilege to talk with Jessie Miller, the founder of EPIC Outreach and author of two humane-themed children's picture books. EPIC Outreach is a nonprofit organization with a mission to create a kinder world for …

Episode 11: TeachKind

November 9th, 2018


On episode 11, we welcome Lisbet Chiriboga, Program Strategist for TeachKind. As the humane education division of PETA, TeachKind helps schools and …

Episode 10: PAWS

October 26th, 2018


It was wonderful to talk with AJ Chlebnik, Education Programs Manager at PAWS near Seattle, Washington. PAWS is a champion for animals - …

Episode 9: Factory Farming Awareness Coalition

October 12th, 2018


On episode 9, we welcome Katie Cantrell, Founder and Executive Director of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC). The mission of FFAC is empowering people to help save animals, the environment, and our own …

Episode 8: HEART

September 24th, 2018


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 …

Episode 7: EOTO World

September 14th, 2018


On episode seven, we welcome Elischia Fludd, Founder and Executive Director of EOTO World. EOTO World is a volunteer-driven e-organization that …

Episode 6: Diane Rose-Solomon - Author, Pets People Planet Connection

August 27th, 2018


It was a pleasure to speak with Diane Rose-Solomon, founder of Pets People Planet Connection and author of several humane education books. Using her …

Episode 5: RedRover

August 13th, 2018


On episode five, we welcome Nicole Forsyth, President and CEO of RedRover. The mission of RedRover is to bring animals out of crisis and strengthen …

Episode 4: YES!

July 30th, 2018


It was a privilege to talk with Shilpa Jain, Executive Director of YES! ​This social-profit organization connects, inspires and collaborates with …

Episode 3: Kristina Hulvershorn - Author, Peace Learning Center, HEART

July 16th, 2018


On episode three, we welcome Kristina Hulvershorn, teacher, humane educator, and author of the recently released children’s book, "Secret of the …

Episode 2: The Gryphon Press

July 2nd, 2018


We're delighted that Emilie and Dana Buchwald of The Gryphon Press could join us on Connected Roots! The mission of The Gryphon Press is to publish …

Episode 1: Academy of Prosocial Learning

June 18th, 2018


On our very first episode, we welcome Dr. Stephanie Itle-Clark, President and Chief Academic Officer of the Academy of Prosocial Learning (APL). APL is a hub for education professionals looking to bring student-centered …

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