"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Anonymous
Learning through animals allows students learn about themselves by drawing the parallels between human and animal behavior. Instruction and courses built on the premise that all minds are valuable and, by studying the lives and behavior of animals, students walk a mile in another's ...paws/hooves/claws, etc ! They learn not to judge others, to communicate more honestly, and to learn what truly matters. Logic, communication, nature, ethics ... even math! So much of life can be learned experientially through animals, all the while keeping the connection with nature that we have lost in our busy, modern lives. Animals make us better humans.