Our snowshoeing field trip to track animals at the Retzer Nature Center was wonderful. . . .even without any snow. The Retzer staff and volunteers made it work despite Mother Nature's plan of bringing spring-like weather to this winter-themed excursion.
We spend much of the morning inside engaging in a variety of activities. We listened to the story Over and Under the Snow, by Kate Messner,
investigated some "sleeping" plant parts,
viewed a presentation on different types of winter travelers (Walker 1's, Walker 2's, Bounders, Gallopers),
heard about and tried on various traditional-style snowshoes, including Ojibway, Bear Paw,and Alaskan Trail,
and worked on a tracking stamp poster.
Then, we headed outside for some well-deserved natural play.