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  1. Public Perceptions: Risks in Dog and Coastal Wildlife Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Ian Banatoski, Bryanna Dellaripa, Samantha Hires, Larissa Naidoo, Elizabeth Rooney

    The New Zealand Department of Conservation is seeking to better manage coastal wildlife interactions as dogs become more prevalent on beaches with vulnerable wildlife. We used site assessments, surveys, and interviews to assess the public’s perceptions of dog-wildlife encounters. Since...

  2. Quantifying Attitudes and Knowledge Change About the Meat-Animal Industry via a Massive Open Online Course

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    | Contributor(s):: Chad Carr, Katie Abrams, Grady Roberts, Kylie Phillipps, Victoria Velinsky, Larry Eubanks, Jason Scheffler, Dwain Johnson

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer a unique platform through which Extension can provide valuable education. We explored The Meat We Eat, a MOOC designed to create a more informed meat consumer and increase perceptions of transparency surrounding meat production. Compared to pretest...

  3. Human and Animal Interactions Education Abroad--Ireland

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    | Contributor(s):: Rhiann Travis

    My STEP Signature Project was a 10-day education abroad trip to Ireland, focusing on the role of animals in our society and how history, government, geography and infrastructure can impact cultural development and the use of land and animals in different societies.

  4. Paws for Reflection Ranch

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    The Paws for Reflection Ranch mission is to provide a healing, educational, motivational, and recreational  environment utilizing equine and other animal assisted therapies and experiences to enhance the quality of life for all clients, and to ​provide a loving home, whether...

  5. Empathy and perception of animal welfare among Mexican students of professions related to the use, management and care of animalsEmpatia y percepcion del bienestar animal entre estudiantes mexicanos de profesiones relacionadas al uso, manejo y cuidad

    | Contributor(s):: Torres Cardona, M. G., Sanchez Mendez, A. I., Almaraz Buendia, I., Peralta Ortiz, J. J. G., Meza Nieto, M., Alejos de la Fuente, J. I.

  6. Attitudes towards animals and belief in animal mind among first-year veterinary students before and after an introductory animal welfare course

    | Contributor(s):: Robbins, J. A., Danielson, J. A., Johnson, A. K., Parsons, R. L., Jorgensen, M. W., Millman, S. T.

  7. Lesson Plan Helps Volunteers Improve Learning Among 4-H Youths in Animal Projects

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    | Contributor(s):: Timothy Ewers, Scott Nash, Alaena Ruth, Julia Piaskowski

    Continued development and delivery of animal science programs for 4-H youths is a critical need in all livestock production regions. The large number of 4-H youth programs, their rural locations, and the small number of 4-H Extension professionals make delivery of new curricula challenging. In...

  8. Veterinary technician assistant curriculum guideline

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    | Contributor(s):: Mickey Ellen Rash

    The purpose of this thesis was to develop a core curriculum to be presented to the state for consideration as the established curriculum guideline for veterinary technician assistants/veterinary assistant programs.

  9. Emotional Support Dogs’ Effects on Anxiety, Depression, and Somatization in Elementary Students

    | Contributor(s):: Spring, Truman

  10. Best Practices for Non-Profit Organizations Using Human-Aminal Interaction as an Intervention with At-Risk Youth

    | Contributor(s):: Sly, Jai Oni

  11. Animal Assisted Interventions in Schools: A Qualitative Case Study of How Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disabilities Respond to the Use of Therapy Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Shiverdecker, Kathleen Hartman

  12. An Analysis of the Impact of the Presence of a Therapy Dog on Student Behavior in a Special Education Middle School Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Schimming, Dena

  13. Counselor Experiences with Clients Who Bring Emotional Support Animals to Sessions

    | Contributor(s):: Reynolds, Jennifer

  14. Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.®) & Literacy: Using Animal Assisted Education with English Learners in the Elementary School Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Kelly, Tara Jayne

  15. Correctional Education as Therapeutic Change: Exploring the Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs with Incarcerated Women

    | Contributor(s):: Ciez, Terrie

  16. A Qualitative Exploration of Emotional Intelligence and Leadership in Collegiate Equestrian Competitors

    | Contributor(s):: Brooks, Jeanne M.

  17. Exploring the Professional Development of MFT Students Enrolled in Equine Assisted Family Therapy Coursework: An Experiential Learning Modality

    | Contributor(s):: Rothman, Natalie

  18. Motivators that Influence Canine Handlers to Volunteer in Animal Assisted Activities

    | Contributor(s):: Fisher, Gina Marie

  19. Critical Aspects of Equine Assisted Therapy: A Qualitative Study

    | Contributor(s):: Blakely, Jenna Marie

  20. Perceptions of the Use of a Therapy Dog in the Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Baurys, Tamra Fostock