EYES OF THE WILD IS GETTING SOCIAL (FINALLY)
Eyes of the Wild is proud to announce that we are commiting to a new social media presence and introducing a brand new website. We can still be found at eyeswild.com, but our new site will contain many more pictures of our wonderful rescued animals, more detailed information and some fun stuff for kids. The two social media platforms (so far) we will be using are instagram and facebook. Check them out @eyesofthewildnj when you have a moment!
For those of you who have worked with us for years, the obvious question is what took so long?! The simple truth is that I have struggled to find a path to navigate social media that aligns with the mission of Eyes of the Wild. While I am fully aware of the power of the internet to provide information and connect with people, I am often disturbed by the negativity found there and the disconnect that it can create between people and our natural world. I am constantly battling the pull of screen time here at home with my two sons while trying to ensure that my boys simply get outside. Since the mission of Eyes of the Wild is to unite people and the animals of our natural world, I have worried that putting content on the web would pull kids away from getting outside and investigating actual webs! The problem: balancing the desire to keep kids involved with nature and allowing our fellow animal lovers to see what’s going on with our rescued friends on a daily basis.
The resolution: together we will use this technology as a way to L.E.A.P. forward. We can Learn, we WILL Educate, we WILL Advocate and Protect these animals we have come to marvel at and care so deeply about. We’ll learn by sharing the knowledge we’ve gained from conservation organizations both local and worldwide. We’ll continue to help educate with our animal ambassadors at our local communities through library programs, community outreach and even backyard gatherings. We’ll advocate for changes by sharing information regarding scientific findings effecting climate change, animal habitats, and all other issues regarding our precious environment. We will protect by continuing to provide suitable homes for unwanted, neglected, abused, or illegally acquired animals whenever we can. Follow along as we share with you local conservation events and outdoor activities to encourage your family to leap into the unending wonder in your own backyard!!