Category Archives: education

Our End of Year Redux and Big News!

It has been an exciting year for Naturestage. The power of storytelling is as important today as it has always been, and that is how Naturestage is having an impact – bringing our kinship with other species to the public … Continue reading

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Raising a Glass to thedodo.com

January 10th was a wonderful day to open my New York Times. The word “speciesism” was mentioned, which is one of the underlying word-views that Naturestage is trying to challenge, and it is something that needs to become a sea-change … Continue reading

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A Week of International Protest Against Poaching and a short film

I was able to attend the most important series of marches to date to protest ivory poaching and the escalating killing of elephants for their tusks. Ivory is now worth more than gold, and with only @ 300,000 elephants left … Continue reading

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A synopsis of PBS’s Battle for the Elephants

A synopsis of PBS’s Battle for the Elephants.

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One Language Project Launched Today in Boston

One Language: For the Love of Dogs – is phase one of an expanding and ongoing exploration of the one language we share with with other species and one another – emotion. I am absolutely thrilled to combine my love … Continue reading

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April 19 6-7:30 Miranda Loud speaks at Boston University

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Up Close and Personal – the Naturestage Bookshelf

I don’t know about you, but I am a bit of a voyeur when it comes to peoples’ bookshelves. One of my friends has truly the most extraordinary collection of books of anyone I know, and I confess, I’ve photographed … Continue reading

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Connecting Empathy to Action with Art as the Glue

Connecting the presidential pardon of a turkey on Thanksgiving to the need for a educational focus on empathy for other species, might seem a stretch. Then again, after reading much of David Livingtone Smith’s fascinating book, Less Than Human: Why … Continue reading

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Chicago Ideas Week – Heroes Forum with Bill Strickland, Phil Zimbardo and Jerry Mitchell

I came to the forum on Heroes at the Museum of Contemporary Art because I needed a dose of inspiration and energy from people who take action on their beliefs. Each of the speakers brought the audience to their feet … Continue reading

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Chicago Ideas Week Part I – Social Entrepreneurship Forum

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.” – Buddha I landed in Chicago for a week of idea-sharing – participating in the Chicago Ideas Week, interviewing … Continue reading

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