Bear Cubs is a popular workshop for the wee ones on Mondays!
During the summer months, it is a parent/child workshop held on Wild Bear’s property at Mud Lake from 10:30-noon on Wednesdays. During the Fall, Winter and Spring, Bear Cubs is based out of Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center in downtown Nederland. Every Monday, parents drop off their Bear Cub to enjoy hands-on nature!
Contact us to register in advance. $15/child advanced registration, $20/day of.
BEAR CUBS Winter-Spring 2013
Tracks in the Snow~ January 14 Is that a bunny track in your yard? Find out who’s been playing in the snow! Compare your tracks to coyote, rabbit and moose tracks and make your own plaster track to take home.
January 21 ~ Martin Luther King Jr Day~ No Bear Cubs
Snowflakes ~ January 28 Every snowflake is unique, just like every Bear Cub! Let’s go outside and catch some snowflakes, then come back in and create our own special snowflake to take home.
Back Bone Bonanza ~ February 4 What’s so special about having a spine? Learn about the many animals called vertebrates and meet some of these amazing creatures up close.
Moose, Elk and Caribou ~ February 11 Let’s get to know some local wildlife! Learn to identify the many kinds of antlers in the wild, touch a real elk pelt, and meet the many relatives of the deer family.
Mystery Trek ~ February 18 We’re going on a treasure hunt! X marks the spot. Use your treasure map and learn the four directions to help you find your way.
Coyote and Fox ~ February 25 Do you have a pet dog at home? Learn about its relatives that live in the wild! Can you outsmart these two clever Colorado canines?
Owls ~ March 4 WHO is that swift, silent hunter in the night sky? Can you hear an owl flying through the forest? Let’s take a closer look at these mysterious night time creatures.
Mountain Lions ~ March 11 Have you ever seen a mountain lion? Learn what to do if you come across one in the woods. Become a mountain lion and discover what prey this feline predator hunts in the woods.
Beavers ~ March 18 Can you build like a beaver? It’s not easy chewing down all those trees! Learn about these amazing animals and what they do to stay busy busy busy!
Musical Bears~ March 25 This week is all about keeping the beat and making new sounds! Explore all kinds of instruments and the sounds they make, from drums to harps to maracas. Learn a song or two to share at home.
April 1~ NO BEAR CUBS-SPRING BREAK
Animal Sounds~ April 8 Did you know animals talk to each other? Elks bugle, turkeys gobble, and frogs croak. Let’s find out what they are saying, and try to make animal sounds just like they do!
Sounds of Nature~ April 15 Listen to the wind blow, the creek trickle and the rain fall. What is your favorite nature sound? Today we will listen to the sounds of nature and make wind chimes to welcome the new season.
Grow As We Go~ April 22 Happy Earth Day! Spring is the time for new life! Today we will learn about baby insects and animals just being born. Get out the magnifying lenses and look closely at insect eggs and cocoons.
Butterflies and Moths~ April 29 There are so many beautiful winged creatures on Earth. Let’s learn about moths and butterflies and how we tell them apart. Check out a cocoon and chrysalis up close.
Wildflowers in Bloom~ May 6 Let’s get to know the wildflowers that bloom on our mountains! Learn the right way to collect outside and plant a seed to take home!
Wiggling Worms~ May 13 Can you find a worm in the mud? Let’s go outside and look! Watch how they move and learn what they do to help the Earth.
Sun Celebration~May 20 The warm weather is finally here! Get outside and celebrate the sun and say thank you for all the gifts the sun gives to us. Play games, sing songs and paint a rock for your garden at home!
PLEASE BRING A HEALTHY SNACK FOR SNACK AND STORY TIME!
To register, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-258-0495