May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to increase awareness of psychological, emotional, and social well-being and promote excellent self-care, resources, and treatment. Many experts agree that a connection with nature is important to a human’s well-being and improves our mental health. This month, we’ll feature a variety of programs that highlight how connecting with wild spaces and places can improve our well-being, along with resources for deepening your own relationship and connection with the outdoor world.
Friday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern: Celebrate National Drawing Day!
Join Wildlife Care Academy coordinator Maggie McCartney and development team leader Kayla Cline as they talk about - and illustrate - some turtles in honor of National Drawing Day and Mental Health Awareness Month! For both our mental health day-to-day and for species survival over evolutionary time, adapting is key; turtles are great for demonstrating the benefits of adaptation! Maggie will be discussing interesting facts and stories and answering your turtle questions, all while Kayla shows you how to draw at these fascinating species. Be sure to bring your art supplies of choice and share your results! Sharing a fun and creative activity with friends is great for our mental health.