Evaluation Tools for Educational Programs at Zoos Victoria
| Contributor(s):: Nicole Marie Packard, Michael Robert Clark, Erin Marie McConnaghy, Brian Grant Peterson
Zoos Victoria recently introduced a new educational program, Education for Conservation (EfC), to teach visiting students about conservation practices. Our goal was to create a set of efficient tools to assess the effectiveness of EfC from the perspectives of Zoo educators, schoolteachers, and...
Integrating Emotional Affect into Bear Viewing Management and Bear Safety Education
| Contributor(s):: John Nettles
The popularity of viewing wildlife, specifically brown bears (Ursus arctos), is increasing rapidly throughout North America, from Yellowstone National Park (NP) to Denali National Park. In addition, population distributions of both humans and brown bears are expanding, creating larger areas of...
Discipline-Based Education Research for Animal Welfare Science
| Contributor(s):: Jill R. D. MacKay
Animal welfare science features interdisciplinary and collaborative working across fields, spanning behavioural ecology, psychology, veterinary sciences, economics, and fundamental biology. However, education research is not yet prevalent within the animal welfare literature. In a Web of...
Assessing the Effects of a Cognition-Based Education Program on Attitudes of Villagers Toward Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) in Conflict-Prone Areas
| Contributor(s):: Makecha, Radhika N., Phalke, Sagarika, Nakai, Yoshie
Posters Have Limited Utility in Conveying a Message of Antimicrobial Stewardship to Pet Owners
| Contributor(s):: Laurel E. Redding, Stephen D. Cole
Pet owners frequently administer antimicrobials to their pets and therefore have an important role to play in promoting antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary medicine. However, best methods of educating pet owners about antimicrobial stewardship have yet to be defined. While visual materials...
Midwest Animal Assisted Therapy & Education Organization
We are a non-profit animal-assisted activities in the healthcare profession corporation. Our mission is to provide services that will help individuals relax, reset, and recover from emotional, mental, or physical impairments that may be interfering with their daily life.
Can dogs reduce stress levels in school children? effects of dog-assisted interventions on salivary cortisol in children with and without special educational needs using randomized controlled trials
| Contributor(s):: Meints, K., Brelsford, V. L., Dimolareva, M., Maréchal, L., Pennington, K., Rowan, E., Gee, N. R.
Prolonged or excessive stress negatively affects learning, behavior and health across the lifespan. To alleviate adverse effects of stress in school children, stressors should be reduced, and support and effective interventions provided. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) have shown beneficial...
Partners in Sickness and in Health? Relationship-Centered Veterinary Care and Self-Educated Pet Owners in Germany: A Structural Equation Model
| Contributor(s):: Alina M. Küeper, Roswitha Merle
In recent years, the web has become a widely used source for health information. Pet owners seem to respond to the supply of medical information on the Internet by increasing their self-education. However, after more than a decade of the digital revolution, little is known about the...
Assessing the Visitor and Animal Outcomes of a Zoo Encounter and Guided Tour Program with Ambassador Cheetahs
| Contributor(s):: Whitehouse-Tedd, Katherine M., Lozano-Martinez, Jairo, Reeves, Jessica, Page, Mollie, Martin, Jaime H., Prozesky, Heidi
Research into the effectiveness of zoo Ambassador Animal Programs (AAPs) has typically investigated human or animal factors separately. This study took a multi-dimensional approach and aimed primarily to (1) determine whether change in visitor knowledge was influenced by the type of experience...
Public Perceptions: Risks in Dog and Coastal Wildlife Interactions
| 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...
Quantifying Attitudes and Knowledge Change About the Meat-Animal Industry via a Massive Open Online Course
| 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...
Human and Animal Interactions Education Abroad--Ireland
| 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.
Paws for Reflection Ranch
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...
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.
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.
Lesson Plan Helps Volunteers Improve Learning Among 4-H Youths in Animal Projects
| 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...
Veterinary technician assistant curriculum guideline
| 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.
Emotional Support Dogs’ Effects on Anxiety, Depression, and Somatization in Elementary Students
| Contributor(s):: Spring, Truman
Best Practices for Non-Profit Organizations Using Human-Aminal Interaction as an Intervention with At-Risk Youth
| Contributor(s):: Sly, Jai Oni
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