Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Winter Hide & Seek at Beczak

This weekend, we did the "Winter Hide & Seek" family program at Beczak Environmental Center in Yonkers, NY. First, the kids learned about the Hudson River and the water cycle. Then they made a snowflake craft.

Then we learned about the winter survival strategies of our local wildlife, and made a field guide to animal tracks using cut out photos and rubber stamped tracks. After that, we braved the frigid weather to see what we could find in the way of tracks out near the river, and enjoyed the gorgeous frozen river views.

Back up in Croton, we drove down to the canoe launch and looked for eagles (no luck) and water birds (tons of geese, swans and several species of ducks).

We warmed up at our favorite Italian place afterwards...

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