Continuing Education

About  twice a month V-Learning Community offers a virtual event, one is for learning and the other for community time. Please click the image icons that interest you in the Learning section to uncover interactive materials, articles, podcasts, videos, websites, and more.  You can walk through the learning on your own, participate in an asynchronous virtual event, or use the materials to run your own class, social gathering, team meeting, etc.  In addition, the Community section offers various games for an open community session. Please visit the disclaimer for further information.  A sample training plan and invitation are available, if you choose to have your own live event. 

 

We try to include videos from YouTube that are not highly graphic of animal suffering, in-depth heart surgery, etc., but there are occasional images in order to tell the story and everyone has a different sensitivity level.

Therefore please use your own discretion. 

If you're starting new and would like more foundational resources, please explore the Online Starter Kit.

 

Play, learn, enjoy! 

Learning

Health

Athletes

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Protein gained from a steak or hamburger, comes from the plants consumed by the cow. This is the same for pigs and chickens. The animals are just the middlemen.

According to The Game Changers video in the Athletes topic. 

Considering the Heart

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Discussion of a study from the Journal of Family Medicine on vegan diets vs. heart disease. 


According to Study: Food Can Reserve Heart Disease video in the Considering the Heart topic. 

Frugal Plant-based Meals

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Meal prep, buy in bulk, and farmer's markets are just a few suggestions.

According to Vegan on a Budget video in the Frugal Plant-based Meals topic.

Sugar, Salt & Oil

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Sugars are not just in candies and deserts.  They can be found in tomato sauce, flavored water, granola bars,  and dried fruit


According to How Sugar Affects the Brain - Nicole Avena video in the Sugar, Salt & Oil topic.

Animals

Bearing Hibernation

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A bear may express concern by snorting, grabbing with teeth, howling, and licking lips.

According to Bear Gives a Warning Bite | BBC Earth video in the Bearing Hibernation topic.

Rabbit Holes

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Grooming for a Rabbit is their way of telling each other they are part of group. 

According to Burrowers: Animals Underground - Baby Rabbits | Wildlife Documentary | Natural History video in the Rabbit Holes topic.

Touching the Wild

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Mule deer may have the largest brain of any deer in the world. Their intelligence has been demonstrated by recognizing their names, their curiosity, and returning to the same range each year.

According to Wild Deer Bonds With Human | Nature on PBS video in the Touching the Wild topic.

My Life as a Turkey

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Turkey's have over 30 calls as observed by the narrator. 

According to Learning to Speak Turkey | BBC in the My Life as a Turkey topic.

The Complex Experience of Pain

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The film clip names fish as even more sentient than humans because of a number of factors, including having taste buds and can see more colors. 

According to What Fish Feel When They Are Killed for Food | NowThis video in the The Complex Experience of Pain topic.

Elephants

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Elephants have a highly developed emotional center in the brain. 

According to Why Elephants Never Forget - Alex Gendler video in the Elephants topic.

Environment

Planet et Earth

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As of 2019, we and the animals we raise account for 96% of the mammals and 70% of the birds on earth.

According to How to Save Our Planet video in the Planet et Earth topic.

Spring Sprigs

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Every green plant needs light, water, carbon dioxide, oxygen and assorted nutrients to grow.  

According to Vertical Farming video in the Spring Sprigs topic. 

Wildlife Habitats

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Build a pond, feed the birds, include flowers, compost, and a bug hotel are all tips for a wildlife garden. 

According to Wildlife Gardening Top Tips video in the Wildlife Habitats topic. 

Indispensable Insects

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Pollination is done by bees, wasps, moths, butterflies, and flies.

   
According to What If Inspects Disappeared from the Planet? video in the Indispensable Insects topic. 

Fashions and Fabrics

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According to the video clip, earth is suffocating because of our increasing desire of Fast Fashion. 

According to Can Fashion Be Sustainable? | BBC Earth in the Fashion and Fabrics topic. 

Renewable Energy

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Renewable Energy can combat climate change, pollution and be a reliable source of power.

   
According to Renewable Energy 101 | National Geographic video in the Renewable Energy topic. 

Day in the Life of Plants

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Plants use air mail to warn each other of danger. 

According to Do plants think? in the Day in the Life of Plants topic. 

Recycling

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Is it beneficial to check with your local municipality for their recycling rules.

According to Why You're Recycling Wrong in the Recycling topic. 

Community

Vegan Games

Questions in a Bowl

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Would You Rather

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Conversation Flashcards

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V-Bingo

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