Green Chimneys is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization helping young people to maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical and recreational services, in a safe and supportive environment that nurtures connections with their families, the community, animals and nature. Through innovative therapies and tools to teach critical life skills, Green Chimneys offers children opportunities, direction and acceptance, which combined, help the children open doors for themselves. http://www.greenchimneys.org
Learn firsthand how the Green Chimneys School can meet the unique academic and therapeutic needs of your child or student through video introductions and personal stories from Green Chimneys staff, parents and students.
The Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys offers a unique, immersive internship experience for individuals interested in exploring the human-animal bond and nature-based activities which benefit children with special needs. Hear from former Institute Interns on the advantages of working with a team of experts in animal-assisted activities, horticulture and outdoor education, and nature-based vocational training, in addition to medical staff, social workers, teachers and child care professionals. Understand what the experience can do for your career and catch a glimpse at how you too can enrich the lives of the children and animals. www.greenchimneys.org/institute/internship
Decades of human-animal interaction and nature-based therapies have distinguished Green Chimneys as an innovator in special education and residential treatment. In 2012, and named after its founders, The Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys was launched. Dedicated to education and research on the human connection to animals and the natural world, The Institute serves as a model and training site for the varied facets of human-animal and nature-based interactions, grounded in evidence-based practices for implementing diverse and ethically responsible educational and therapeutic interventions and activities. http://www.greenchimneys.org/theinstitute/
The Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys serves the HAI field through a host of regional and national conferences to explore and disseminate scientific, scholarly and practical information among those working in humane education, nature-based programs and medical and mental health fields. Hear perspectives on the field from #hai2013 thought leaders. To learn more, visit http://www.greenchimneys.org/theinstitute/
The Sam and Myra Ross Institute's most notable event is the two-day Human-Animal Interaction Conference, which takes place in alternate years at Green Chimneys in Brewster, New York. The 2013 HAI Conference focused on best practices and exchanging ideas with experts and peers in a wide range of professions that utilize animal-assisted and nature-based models. Hear from attendees in this series of videos, and visit our website to learn more about upcoming events: http://www.greenchimneys.org/institute/events/