Articles and resources related to empathy and active compassion in children, and the role animals and nature can play in their development.
Below are links to sites that contain useful resources pertaining to pro-social behavior and humane education.Animal-Assisted Activity Research
In addition to the ground-breaking work in Animal-Assisted Interventions being conducted by Drs. Meers and Ödberg, the Laboratory for Ethology studies behaviors in dolphins, gerbils, voles, domestic livestock (horses as well as pigs and cattle), etc., etc. Research includes ensuring animal welfare, proper handling and housing, environmental enrichment, and other areas of animal behavior (e.g., foraging strategies). They also offer consultations to animal handlers. Neat stuff.
Among the many areas of research being pursued at the Università di Padova’s Dipartimento di Scienze Sperimentali Veterinarie are experiments in anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, and parasitology. Dr. Normando specializes in studying and correcting mal-adaptive behaviors in horses, but her many interests in collaborations have involved her in a wide range of scientific pursuits.
The information and links on the Miscellaneous page are a loose collection of sites, etc., that I’ve found useful in various aspects of my work. It’s kinda a collection of my favorite, work-related things. I hope some of them are helpful to you, too.