Presenting an exciting new humane education program brought to you by Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk; Center for Wildlife of Cape Neddick; Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA) located in Windham; and Marine Mammals of Maine, based in Bath. They have teamed up for Kindness to Animals Week to present free winter wellness webinars to students K-8 during February School Vacation week (February 16-19). These interactive webinars keep children engaged during their break and provide real-world ways they can help the animals in their neighborhoods during the cold winter months.
Each day will feature a forty-minute-long webinar from one of the participating non-profits, focusing on the animal population its mission serves and how those animals survive, and thrive, in the wintertime.
During the interactive webinars, students will be encouraged to ask questions, explore the animals’ world virtually, and engage their feelings of empathy and compassion. Students will leave the webinars knowing how they can help animals of all kinds this winter. These winter wellness webinars are open to children in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Winter Wellness Webinar Schedule Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: Animal Welfare Society Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: Center for Wildlife Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: MSSPA Friday, February 19, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.: Marine Mammals of Maine
The daily webinars will take place via the meeting app Zoom. Registrants will receive the Zoom credentials, which will be good for one or all of the presentations. Students are welcome to attend one, two, three, or all four, based on their interests. Kindness to Animal Week webinars are presented free of charge. Donations to the participating non-profits are welcome. Donations support each non-profit’s operations and daily animal care needs.
Registration opens 1/22. For more information, or to register, please visit https://animalwelfaresociety.org/youth/kindness-week