Humane education is a lens, body of knowledge, and set of tools and strategies for educating about human rights, animal protection, environmental ethics, and cultural issues as interconnected and integral dimensions of a just, humane, and healthy world.
Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education, and author of Nautilus Silver Medal-winner, Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life, will offer a workshop in the park for those twelve and older (adults welcome) to simultaneously:
• evoke wonder and appreciation for the natural ecology and wildlife in Acadia;
• understanding of how personal choices affect other species and the landscape;
• inspiration to become a solutionary who helps create humane and regenerative systems.
Beginning with the Wonder Walk, which awakens our senses and deepens our love for the beauty, mystery and complexity of nature, we will move on to the activity True Price, which invites participants to examine everyday items and consider their impact on ourselves, other people, animals, and the environment. Finally, participants will explore the systems which perpetuate unsustainable products and choices, the alternatives that do more good and less harm, and the ideas they have for helping to create more restorative and just systems to bring about a healthier world. (Duration 2 hours)