Snow Stomper Winter Series Kicks Off at Lone Pine

Hour-long program will teach kids about nature during the winter months

By Beacon Staff

Montana State Parks is hosting the Snow Stompers program series at Lone Pine State Park on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon, Jan. 17 through Feb. 21.

The winter season provides the opportunity to explore winter ecology and wildlife behavior. Geared for kids 4 to 7 years old, this hour-long program will teach kids about what makes nature tick during the winter months. Depending on the program, activities will include storybooks and crafts, as well as inside and outside activities, all of which will teach fun lessons about our world in the winter time.

All programs meet at the Lone Pine Visitor Center. Please bring weather-appropriate clothing, as some activities will be held outside (weather dependant). The cost is $4 per child. For more information call 755-2706.

Jan. 17: “Where Did They All Go?” Animals have different ways of surviving the winter.

Jan. 24: “Snow Adventurers” Locate and identify animal tracks in the snow.

Jan. 31: “Disappearing Act” Animals camouflage in the snow.

Feb. 7: “A Secret World Beneath the Snow” Learn which animals are awake during the winter and what it’s like in their unseen subnivean environment.

Feb. 15: “A Warm Winter Tale” Learn about animals hibernating during the winter.

Feb. 21: “Winter Resident” Snowy Owls only live in Montana during the winter.

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