Each semester, Marin Humane welcomes a group of students into our Student Service Clubs. These animal-loving students spend the semester learning about Marin Humane become animal advocates through their work. Middle and high school students in the Junior and Senior Roots & Shoots clubs develop a community service project to guide their semester. These clubs are part of the national Roots & Shoots program started by Dr. Jane Goodall.

For this semester’s project, students decided to invite a variety of speakers from different animal-involved organizations to teach us what they do. You can watch new installments of these virtual interviews every week and more from the Student Service Club blog.

In this installment, our Junior Roots & Shoots club meets with Genie Joseph, Executive Director for The Humane Animal Connection. The Human-Animal Connection is an interactive educational program designed to bring people and therapy animals together for reducing stress, restoring resilience, and increasing joy and well being.

In addition to learning about the healing connection between animals and people, Genie shares with us how dogs are being trained to detect COVID in airports and sporting arenas. Watch now to learn more about these amazing Canine COVID Detectives.