Considering Animals

July 8–18, 2012, Washington, DC

  • All events marked "Classroom" will take place on the George Washington University campus in Bell Hall, room 108 (2029 G Street NW)
  • Please note that group meal locations may be subject to change.
  • Google map of seminar sites

Sunday, July 8

After 3:00 pm — Arrival and check-in, Mitchell Hall (514 19th Street NW)

Monday, July 9

9:00 am–12:00 pm — Campus team presentations of curricular plans, Classroom

12:00–1:30 pm— Group Lunch at Founding Farmers (1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006)

1:30–3:00 pm— Glenn Adelson (Lake Forest College, SAIL Leadership team): "What is an Animal?," Classroom

4:00–6:00 pm— Keynote lecture: Wayne Pacelle, CEO & President, The Humane Society of the United States, Classroom

6:00 pm — Dinner with Group and Mr. Pacelle, location TBA

Tuesday, July 10

(Depart for National Gallery at 9:15 am)

10:00 am–12:00 pm — National Gallery of Art: Discussing Calder Animal Stabiles with Dr. Elizabeth Turner, Vice Provost for the Arts, University of Virginia

12:00–1:00 pm — Lunch together at NGA cafeteria

1:00–3:00 pm— Open time for Group at National Mall

3:00–5:00 pm— Breakout Group Work on Outlines

7:30–9:30 pm — Glenn Adelson (Lake Forest College, SAIL Leadership team): Discussion of Poems about Animals: Burns, Keats, Dickinson, Moore, Stevens, Monroe Hall 252 (2115 G St. NW, George Washington University)

Wednesday, July 11

9:00–10:00 am — Lesley Wright (Grinnell team): Discussion of animals in art, Classroom

10:00 am–12:00 pm — Janet McCracken (Lake Forest College, SAIL Leadership team): "Animals, Art, and Eating: Coeztee's The Lives of Animals", Classroom

2:00–4:00 pm— Janet McCracken (Lake Forest College, SAIL Leadership team): Discussion of Zoo Readings, Classroom

(Depart for dinner at 5:45 pm)

6:00–8:30 — Dinner at Busboys and Poets, 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA, followed by a talk sponsored by Animal Welfare League of Arlington

Thursday, July 12

(Depart for National Zoo at 9:20 am)

10:00 am–3:00 pm — Behind-the-Scenes tour of the National Zoo

Evening — Free

Friday, July 13

9:00–10:30 am— Vicki Bentley-Condit (Grinnell team): Zoo discussion, Classroom

(Depart for University of Maryland at 10:45 am)

12:00-1:00 pm — Lunch on your own in College Park, MD

1:00–4:00 pm — Dr. Angela Black, Coordinator for Animal Care, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, UMD, College Park; Tim Allen, Technical Information Specialist (Biological Science) Animal Welfare Information Center National Agricultural Library, United States Department of Agriculture; Dr. Jamie Boehmer, Research Biologist, Division of Applied Veterinary Research,Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine Office of Research, and Chair of the CVM/OR Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Evening — Group Dinner and discussion of animal testing an research, location TBA

Saturday, July 14

9:30 am–11:30 pm — Kim Smith (Carleton College, SAIL Leadership team): Discussion of Governing Animals, Classroom

12:00–1:30 pm — Discussion of Charlotte Dumas Exhibition, Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006

2:00–5:00 pm— Discussion of Animal Photography, Isa Leshko and Frank Noelker, Classroom

Evening — Free

Sunday, July 15

10:30 am — Depart for Poolseville, MD (bus)

12:00–1:30 pm— Tour of Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, Terry Cummings, Director

2:00 pm— Return to GWU

Evening — Free

Monday, July 16

(Depart for AVMA at 9:45 am)

10:00 am–12:00 pm— Discussion on developments in public and corporate veterinary medicine, with Valerie Ragan, Director, Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine, Virgina-Maryland Regional College for Veterinary Medicine, at American Veterinary Medical Association, 1910 Sunderland Place NW, Washington, DC

1:00–3:00 pm — Discussion of animal welfare in veterinary practice, with Gail Golab, Director, Animal Welfare Division, American Veterinary Medical Association, same venue

Evening — Free

Tuesday, July 17

10:00–11:30 am — Breakout Group Work on curricular reports, Classroom

1:00–3:00 pm— Discussion of Animal Law practice and cases with Jessica Almy, Associate, Meyer, Glitzenstein, & Crystal, Classroom

3:00–5:00 pm— Kim Smith (Carleton College, SAIL Leadership team): Discussion of Animal Law readings and Almy talk, Classroom

Evening — Group Dinner with Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder, Farm Sanctuary, Location TBA

Wednesday, July 18

9:00 am–12:00 pm — Presentations from College Groups on findings and curricular plans, Classroom

12:00–2:00 pm— (optional) Closing Group Lunch