Animalearn, a national humane science education program, has selected Spruce Elementary School teacher Dr. Jennie Warmouth of Lynnwood as an Honorable Mention for its 2022 Humane Science Educator of the Year. As a part of the award, Dr. Warmouth will receive a variety of non-animal teaching resources that she will use with her Spruce Elementary School students.
Based in Pennsylvania, Animalearn works with educators, students, policy makers and others to achieve quality humane science education without the harmful use of animals. Animalearn’s free loan program, The Science Bank, offers humane science products that enable educators to teach and students to learn anatomy, physiology, and psychology lessons without harming animals.
For a decade, the education program has presented awards to educators who succeeded in providing their students with a humane science education. This year, Briana Clarke of Park Day School in Oakland, Calif. was awarded Animalearn’s 2022 Humane Science Educator of the Year. Animalearn additionally recognized four other educators with Honorable Mentions for the important work they are doing to bring compassion into their classrooms and programs: Dr. Kirstin Milks of Bloomington, IN; Domingo Castaneda of Las Vegas, NV; Dr. Jennie Warmouth of Lynnwood, WA; and Heather Grogan of Charleston, SC.
“We are proud to recognize all of these wonderful teachers for being change makers in the field of science education. Their compassion for both their students and animals is inspirational!” said Animalearn Director Nicole Green.
Dr. Warmouth, a second-grade teacher at Spruce Elementary School and adjunct professor at the University of Washington has focused on how animals can impact children’s development of empathy for her classroom-based research and curricular development.
“I am honored to be named Animalearn’s 2022 Honorable Mention Educator,” said Dr. Warmouth. “As a general education classroom teacher and empathy researcher, the humane treatment of all animals is central to both my practice and philosophy. My approach to instruction draws connections between human rights, animal protection, and environmental sustainability with the goal of helping to inspire the next generation of informed and compassionate planetary stewards.”
As part of her award, Animalearn will donate $1,500 worth of anatomical models for winner Clarke. All honorable mentions will receive humane science education resources valued at $500 each.
“These educators are operating at an astounding level to ensure their students are learning in the most humane ways possible,” said Alisa Brooks, Assistant Director of Animalearn.
SOURCE: Animalearn press release