In partnership with LIFEWTR, Philadelphia-based wellness artist Shanina Dionna presents her 1st film & largest painting about mental health. "show up (pt.2)" is a mental health project featuring 13 sacred narratives from local Pennsylvania residents. In conversation with Greater Philadelphia-based visual and performing wellness artist, shanina dionna, the dialogues span the perspectives and experiences of musicians, curators, influencers, painters, family and a licensed therapist. * Free mental health screenings and resources will be provided by the Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual disAbility Services during the exhibition. Note: No one will be diagnosed and all information is confidential. ** This event is presented by the LIFEWTR Life Unseen campaign.
As we say goodbye to April showers and hello to May flowers, you too can bloom and grow by taking part in the Philadelphia City Nature Challenge, a 4-day bio-blitz where cities worldwide see who can record the most wildlife. Besides being a fun challenge, this is also a great way to engage in citizen science and document our areas’ biodiversity. Between April 30 and May 3, 2021 (Friday-Monday), Philadelphia and its adjacent counties will see who can find the most species in their regions. The City of Philadelphia alone has recorded more than 325 species of birds. Numerous butterflies, including monarchs, live and breed in the city, and there are snakes, frogs, dragonflies, foxes, bats, and much more to experience in our area. The City Nature Challenge gives us a way to explore and document the biodiversity in the cities and suburbs we call home. In turn, it is helpful for science and conservation. If you are interested in joining in and helping Philly win, download the iNaturalist app (or visit the iNaturalist.org website) and start documenting the wildlife in your area. So, get ready to get out there and take pictures of any wild organism and upload it to iNaturalist.