Snowshoeing

a girl on snowshoes looking at animal tracks in the snowLook for animal tracks and discuss plant and animal winter adaptations during a naturalist-led hike on traditional wood-framed snowshoes. Hike goes through field and forest.  Hikers wear ordinary winter boots. We need at least six inches of snow for this program. Snowshoe rental is included in the fee. 

$4/person. The hike itself lasts 1 to 1-1/2 hours depending on the weather.


People walking in a line on snowshoes








STANDARDS

SCI.LS1.A.4          Plants and animals have both internal and external macroscopic structures that allow for growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction                              

SCI.LS1.B.3          Organisms have unique and diverse life cycles

SCI.LS4.D.2          There are many different kinds of living things in any area

ELS.C1.C.e           Explore outdoors

EX5.B                    Describe how living things respond to changes in natural systems


The needles of a pine tree crusted with ice.