Green Chimneys is a 70 year old residential treatment school, a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center and is well known for a wide variety of nature based programs as part of their services. This session will review the evolution and growth of Green Chimneys as an organization and will offer some insight for others to benefit from. The goal is for participants to gain insight into how they may apply that knowledge to their own sustainability journey.
Michael Kaufmann is the Farm & Wildlife Director at Green Chimneys and the Director of The Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys, dedicated to research on the human connection to animals and the natural world. He served the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the American Humane Association (AHA) as a key program director in animal-assisted activities/therapy, humane education and animal welfare. He has contributed to defining publications in the field and has served on numerous national boards and committees. He has lectured internationally on humane education, animal-assisted activities as well as how the link between child abuse and animal cruelty offers opportunity for collaboration between various helping professions