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Kids’ Wild Winter Series, Part 1: Hibernation Hike

November 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for this first part of our kids’ Wild Winter series that’s all about the fascinating ecology of the New England winter. It may be hard to believe, but the natural world is up to amazing things during the winter. Our Wild Winter series is a continuous program designed to encourage outdoor learning and scientific exploration of the natural world during the chilly winter months ahead.

In our first program, Hibernation Hike, we will venture into the woods and investigate how animals like black bears, chipmunks, snakes, and bugs prepare for the coming winter. We will search for tracks, crack open acorns to look for creepy crawly weevils, and explore different wintertime animal behaviors through fun games and activities. At the end, we will use the observations that we made to engineer our very own winter-ready shelters in the woods!

This is a drop-off program open to children ages 5 to 10. Registration is $10/child for members and $15/child for non-members. For more information and to register, please email our Education Coordinator, Maggie, at .


November 23, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Great Hollow Nature Preserve
225 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812 United States


Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center
(203) 546-7789