Nature Workshops on No School Days

Nature Workshops on No School Days, 8am-4pm Ages 5-12 

$65/day in advance
Join Wild Bear for special nature workshops when school is not in session! These fun workshops include snowshoeing, mountain ecology, hands on science, and visits from special guests!

Friday, November 10th’s theme is Wildlife’s Ways of Winter Survival. We will learn about what animals live in our area and how they survive in the winter, what they eat in winter, and whether or not they hibernate or migrate.

Activities will include: building a winter habitat (such as a cave, tree hole, or a hole under a rock. We will play-act winter survival scenarios be creating a fantasy world in which the child becomes the animal. We will read and write winter stories about hibernating, migrating and adapting. We will play a game about above ground vs below ground hibernation and make a marshmallow toothpick igloo.

Monday, November 20th’s theme is Native People’s Stories, Games & Plants.  We will learn about local tribes and languages, the games that the children play, the stories they tell, the plants they use for medicine and eating, and how they survive the winter & live in relationship with the land.  

Activities will include: learning native words for animals and colors, playing children’s games, doing rock picture storytelling, reading and acting out stories, and studying stone tools. 

Longer format descriptions be announced shortly for the upcoming dates: 

11/21 Homestead Crafts

11/22 Homemade Health

12/27 Snow Sculptures

12/28 Incredible Invertebrates

12/29 Snowshoe Treks

1/2 Reptiles & Amphibians

1/3 Crystals & Mining

1/4 BioBlitz (special guest biologist presentation on prairie dogs)

1/5 Weather

Registration is open for all of the above dates. 

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