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Make-your-own Seahorse!

By Jacalyn Modrzynski, Lead Educator I always look forward to May’s Newsletter because I have a chance to share about National Water Safety Month! For more information on National Water Safety Month Click Here. You can find water safety tips, swim lessons, learn what to do in an emergency, and more. A fun way to play in the water is Read more about Make-your-own Seahorse! »

Understanding how Screentime Affects Children’s Mental and Emotional State

By Mara Gordon, Play to Learn Facilitator Did you know that starting the groundwork early by creating boundaries can help both children & parents avoid letting screen time take over our lives? With how important technology is for nearly all aspects of life nowadays, it can be easy to let screen time take up most of the day. Digital media Read more about Understanding how Screentime Affects Children’s Mental and Emotional State »

Mental Health Awareness Month

By Alexis Turan, Access & Inclusion Intern Over the past 20 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and others within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and across the Federal Government, the public health community, and the general public have made efforts to increase the importance of understanding both prevention and treatment of mental health Read more about Mental Health Awareness Month »

Annie’s STEM Lab: Plant Edition!

By Annie Savinon, STEM Educator As we get ready to embrace the warmer weather, many families will be headed outside to enjoy the sunshine! While the list of outdoor activities may include some items such as chalk and bubbles, perhaps consider adding some watering cans and shovels to your child’s outdoor supply list this year! Gardening can be a wonderful Read more about Annie’s STEM Lab: Plant Edition! »

We remember.

By Will Kawalec, Cultural Program Educator  As with last years May Newsletter, I am again using the platform to remember the tragedy of the Tops shooting that occurred two years ago this May 14th. This dark day in our city’s history directly targeted Black members of our Buffalo community and brought sadness to not only Buffalonians but people across the Read more about We remember. »

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