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The Scout Report — Volume 27, Number 33 | DOG emotion and cognition course

August 20, 2021, Volume 27, Number 33

Dog Emotion and Cognition Course, Social studies www.coursera.org/learn/dog-emotion-and-cognition

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Readers who want to understand canine behavior or just learn how to train their dog will benefit from Dog Emotion and Cognition.

Taught by evolutionary anthropologist and self-professed “dog guy” Brian Hare, this online course offered by Duke University digs into how dogs think and feel and how humans can use psychology to strengthen our connection with canines.

Videos and readings cover the evolution and domestication of dogs and dog communication, problem solving, behavior, and training, all through the lens of cognitive psychology. No prior knowledge is required. The course takes about 22 hours to complete in total and is self-paced with flexible deadlines that can be reset at any time. Learners who audit the course for free have access to view and read all course content except graded assignments.

Readers can click the “Syllabus” tab to preview the structure and content of the course. Video contents have subtitles available in English, Spanish, French, Arabic, German, Croatian, Portuguese, Italian, Vietnamese, and Russian. Dog Emotion and Cognition is offered through Coursera, one of the world’s leading online learning platforms. [HCL]

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Virtual Tours – Smithsonian Gardens | The Scout report

Saucer magnolia in the Enid A. Haupt Garden
Smithsonian Gardens Virtual ToursSocial studies
Source: gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/tours
The Smithsonian’s lush and diverse 180-acre educational gardens, which the institution calls a “museum without walls,” are now accessible to all via an array of virtual tours. Casual flower fans and horticulture buffs alike can simply scroll the page linked above to appreciate the Smithsonian’s magnolia collection (“Magnolia Madness”) or see the best and brightest fall colors at any time of the year (“Fall Foliage Walking Tour”), among other offerings. For a deeper dive, readers can click “Be A Plant Explorer” to access a searchable guide to the Smithsonian Gardens collection, including high-resolution images, scientific information, and fun facts about each specimen (note that the tool works best on a computer or tablet). Garden geeks can show off with verdant digital backgrounds for computer desktop or Zoom, found in the Featured section at the bottom of the page. Readers can also follow the gardens on Facebook, Instagram (@SmithsonianGardens on both services), and Twitter (@SIGardens). The best part about the virtual gardens? They’re always in full bloom. The only downside is trying to smell the flowers through your screen! [HCL]
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