Friday, January 20, 2017

Timberwolf Trail - Week 17 - 2016-17 Edition - Retzer Nature Visit #3 - Tracking

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),

 practiced each of those traveling techniques,

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.

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