February Events at R. B. Winter State Park

Just for Kids

February 1, 2017 to February 24, 2017

RB Winter State Park

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Animals in Winter Nature Hike
What do animals do in the winter? During this hike we will learn about the many clever ways animals successfully make it through the toughest season in the forest. Please call (570) 966-1455 to register.  This program is suitable for students in Kindergarten through 3rd grades. Please wear waterproof boots and snow suits (or clothing appropriate to weather conditions) if we have enough snow we will go snowshoeing!

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Homeschool Day: Animal Hibernation
What does a baby painted turtle do to survive?  What about salamanders, frogs, bats, groundhogs, chipmunks and other critters?  Learn how some animals use hibernation as a way to survive the toughest season in a temperate forest. Please call (570) 966-1455 to register.  This program is suitable for students in 3rd through 8th grades.  Bring a lunch, please dress for indoor activities in the morning. We will go on an afternoon hike if conditions allow it so bring along waterproof boots and snow suits.  If, we have enough snow we will go snowshoeing!

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
NOON –4:00 PM
SNOWFEST 2017

Join us for a multitude of winter outdoor activities (that weather permitting) could include snowshoeing, ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobile rides for kids, winter mountain biking, ice carving demo, old time ice harvesting, cross country skiing, nature talks, winter song birds/bird feeding, make and take crafts and hands- on science activities for kids, displays and presentations by local environmental groups, a 3.5 mile race, silent auction, and even a guest appearance by Smokey Bear! 

A complete agenda will be available by late-January.  This event is held rain, snow or shine!  It is free and everyone is encouraged to attend!  Some activities might require an equipment rental fee or a donation may be requested.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Winter Nature Hike or Snowshoe Hike
How are plants and animals able to survive the long cold winter months? During this hike we will learn about the many clever ways living things survive the cold of a Pennsylvania forest.  Please call (570) 966-1455 to register.  This program is open to all ages.  Please wear waterproof boots and clothing appropriate to cold, wet, weather conditions.  If we have enough snow we will go snowshoeing!  In the event of really icy trails or dangerous driving conditions this hike will be cancelled.

 

 

 

 

 

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