The Kerulos Center programs are directed at catalyzing human cultural change through active participation. While much of our work involves study, publication, and other educational material, we believe that real understanding, meaning making, and change come about through experience.
Our vision and mission are implemented through four interconnected programs:
Drawing from Kerulos research and that of others, our education program includes Sacred Bones, an experiential conservation and education curriculum for diverse learners. We also offer a series of online courses, internships, and workshops on animal psychology, trauma recovery, animal-human communication, and related topics. Read more.
The Kerulos Animal Recovery and Education Sanctuary (KARES) is located in the Siskiyou mountains of southern Oregon, a healing center that focuses on severely traumatized animals. Sanctuary design and care are inspired by relevant research and the best of human knowledge. Read more.
The Kerulos Center conducts research projects and other investigations designed to “see through the eyes of an animal”, to best serve their interests and needs. This research promotes animal psychological well-being and human-animal communication. Our publications and findings inform science, policy, and the public. Read more.
The Kerulos Center cultivates compassionate and healthy relationships between humans and other nature by offering trainings, consultations, and coaching for organizations and individuals engaged in human and animal health care. Our current service programs include The Biophilium, a nature-based approach to stress management for health care professionals, and Resilience and Engagement for Animal Care and Healing (REACH) for animal care organizations. Read more.