Animal Welfare and the Future of Zoos: Ron Kagan at TEDxOaklandUniversity
Contributor(s): Ron Kagan
Detroit Zoological Society Executive Director Ron Kagan will share a view of the future that includes a different relationship between human and non-human animals. Zoos will demonstrate a fundamental commitment to being "patient-centered” – ensuring a great quality of life for...
Empathy and the power of virtual communities: Hannah Stonehouse Hudson at TEDxGullLake
Contributor(s): Hannah Stonehouse Hudson
Hannah, a photographer and writer based on the south shore of Lake Superior, knows what it means to go viral. She experienced how a single photo placed on Facebook could change her world overnight, waking up the next morning with media calls and inquiries from around the world. Hannah's...
Bats, bananas and bugs: Rob Mies at TEDxDetroit
Contributor(s): Rob Mies
Bats are one of the animals we rely on to keep us healthy, but how? In this talk, Rob Mies shares why we need to keep bats around and how saving bats can be fun, simple and social. Plus, Rob brings live bats on stage including a Malayan Flying Fox, the largest species of bat in the world with a...
How do we say we are sorry: Singing to whales: Michael Brolly at TEDxLehighRiver
Contributor(s): Michael Brolly
Michael is concerned about how human beings treat members of the animal kingdom, especially whales. Using his skills as a renowned woodturning artist and sculptor, he has built a boat that's also a musical instrument. Michael uses the boat to communicate with whales and say to them, as a...
One Health: Utpal Tatu at TEDxMAIS
Contributor(s): Utpal Tatu
In this enlightening and informative talk, Dr. Utpal Tatu explains the certain diseases, prevalent in both animals and humans, at the cellular level. Tatu explains how the worlds of human and veterinary medicine collide at more points than meet the eye.Dr. Utpal Tatu is a reputed professor at the...
The healing species: Cheri Brown Thompson at TEDxColumbiaSC
Contributor(s): Cheri Brown
Founder of The Healing Species, a unique educational program that uses rescued dogs to teach compassion and build character in at-risk youth.
When dolphins laugh: Benjamin Mee at TEDxTotnes
Contributor(s): Benjamin Mee
Benjamin tells of his lifelong goal to prove theory of mind in animals and of the effect it could have on animal welfare. Benjamin Mee is the author of We Bought A Zoo which then became a film featuring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson. He is also the CEO of Dartmoor Zoo, and a Journalist....
Dogs for Conservation: Megan Parker at TEDxJacksonHole
Contributor(s): Megan Parker
Megan Parker talks about training dogs to work for conservation and preserve endangered species at a 2015 TEDx event in Jackson Hole.Megan is a pioneer in training dogs to work for conservation and preserve endangered species. She has been involved in dog training, obedience, and...
Spreading smiles in hospitals, the power of a Facility Dog: Yuko Morita & Bailey at TEDxShimizu
Contributor(s): Yuko Morita
While working as a pediatric nurse, one patient's mother said to Yuko, "this place is like a jail cell." After learning about Facility Dogs, she could not wait to introduce her new partner, Bailey, to sick children in Japan. The Facility Dog program is a new kind of medical team...
Paws with a cause story: Joe Dulin at TEDxGrandRapidsLibrary
Contributor(s): Joe Dulin
Director of Advancement for Paws With A Cause demonstrates with the aid of a client and his dog how Assistance Dogs help people with disabilities to become self-sufficient.
A message to dog owners everywhere: Daniel Messavussu at TEDxAmanaAcademy
Contributor(s): Daniel Messavussu
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Amana Academy 1st-8th grade students are challenged this year to redefine the world they live in. The TEDxYouthDay theme for this year is Worlds Imagined. Students will answer the Guiding Question:...
My seizure dog: Evan Moss at TEDxSouthCapitolSt
Contributor(s): Evan Moss
Evan Moss is a 9-year-old boy with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and epilepsy. Evan is a precocious young boy who loves to make people laugh and enjoys writing. When the decision was made to get a service dog to help Evan, his sister Aria suggested using Evan's book, My Seizure Dog, as a...
Schooled by a dog- from wounded shelter pooch to school hero: Judy Winter at TEDxLansingED
Contributor(s): Judy Winter
In 2009, I adopted a wounded, year-old shelter pooch, spent eight months rehabilitating Jack, and took tests required to become a certified therapy dog/handler through Therapy Dogs International (TDI). We first got our paws/hands wet volunteering at a children's grief center, visiting...
One lucky dog: John Pelimeno at TEDxFiDiWomen
Contributor(s): John Pelimeno
John is the Founder of Finding Rover. John was born in Marsala Sicily and immigrated to America with his parents when he was 18 months old. John is a graduate of Chico state University with a Bachlors degree in Construction Management. John owned and operated his own construction and...
The Mongolian Bankhar Dog Project: Bruce Elfstrom at TEDxConnecticutCollege
Contributor(s): Bruce Elfstrom
Bruce Elfström talks about his work bringing back the Mongolia Bankhar Dog to protect the livelihood of Mongolian farmers and breeders.Bruce Elfström is a biologist by training, and an explorer and outdoorsman by profession. Born to an American documentary filmmaker father, and Swedish...
If Kaware viewpoint is, the world is changed: Haruhiko Yokoyama at TEDxKagoshimaUniversity
Contributor(s): Haruhiko Yokoyama
As a psychologist who studies all living things with a focus on cats, how is the world reflected in his world? Haruhiko Yokoyama, received his doctoral degree of educational psychology at Kyusyu University, worked as an assistant in the Department of Education at Kyusyu University, is now an...
Save ourselves by saving tigers: Steve Winter at TEDxGateway 2013
Contributor(s): Steve Winter
Growing up in Indiana, Steve Winter dreamed of traveling the world as a photographer for National Geographic. His first camera was a gift from his father on his seventh birthday. The winner of numerous photography awards, including BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year, BBC Wildlife...
Dogs: The importance of the canine: Zach Felsman at TEDxArlee
Contributor(s): Zach Felsman
Zach shares a lighthearted look at the role of dogs as important pets in many people's lives.Zach attended Arlee Public Schools since the first day of Kindergarten. He had the honor of being the Valedictorian for the Class of 2015 and gained numerous school, local, state, and even national...
K-9 Care Crew: Kids + Dogs + Seniors = Love: Kim Wood at TEDxMuskegon
Contributor(s): Kim Wood
The K-9 Care Crew is a group of high school student volunteers from Western Michigan Christian High School. Our students train and work with dogs that are temperament tested and chosen as especially suited for pet therapy. The dogs we work with come in all shapes, sizes, breeds and ages. Many of...
Computational public safety- dogs, robots and disasters: Dr. Alexander Ferworn at TEDxRyersonU
Contributor(s): Alexander Ferworn
Dr. Alexander Ferworn, professor at the Department of Computer Science, has made a career at Ryerson by looking at challenges from perspectives very different from those of his colleagues. He started with the idea to put cameras on rescue dogs who search rubble, which led to attaching robots to...