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Detroit Zoological Society to Host Humane Education Workshop

Annual event a near sellout

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is hosting its annual humane education workshop this Saturday, facilitated by Zoe Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education.  Titled “The World Becomes What You Teach”, the professional development workshop will be held Dec. 1, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Detroit Zoo’s Ford Education Center.

Sponsored by the DZS’s Berman Academy for Humane Education, the workshop is designed to help educators explore the pressing issues of our time and assess the role of schooling to address them.  Teachers and community educators will learn how to bring global ethical issues into the classroom through innovative activities and approaches that enable their students to become conscientious change makers and effective problem solvers for a more humane, peaceable and healthy world.


“The workshop will help participants channel their passion for a better world into effectively educating and inspiring others,” said Diane Miller, DZS chief program officer.  “Humane education is such an important part of our mission, and we are thrilled to have Zoe Weil herself facilitate this workshop.”

The workshop is recommended for classroom teachers and community educators, but is also open to students, animal management professionals, animal advocates and other persons interested in humane education.

Tickets for the workshop are still available with less than 20 seats remaining.  The registration fee is $20 and includes a light breakfast, lunch and the text for the course, “The World Becomes What You Teach” by Zoe Weil.  To register, visit  For more information, call (248) 541-5717 ext. 3800 or email

The Institute for Humane Education is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating a peaceful and sustainable world through humane education.  For more information, visit

The Detroit Zoological Society – a renowned leader in humane education, wildlife conservation, animal welfare and environmental sustainability – operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center.  In recognition of its environmental leadership, the DZS received the top Green Award from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and was named Best-Managed Nonprofit by Crain’s Detroit Business.  With an annual regional economic impact of more than $100 million, the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak is one of Michigan’s largest paid family attractions, hosting more than 1.5 million visitors annually.  Its 125 acres of award-winning naturalistic habitats are home to 2,000 animals representing 230 species.  The Belle Isle Nature Center sits on a 5-acre site surrounded by undisturbed forested wetlands on Belle Isle State Park in Detroit.  It provides year-round educational, recreational and environmental conservation opportunities for the community.  For hours, prices, directions and other information, call (248) 541-5717 or visit

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