Wednesday, January 16, 2013
State Parks News
(Kalispell, MT) – The winter season provides the opportunity to explore winter ecology and wildlife behavior. Open your child’s eyes to the wonderful world of winter by attending Lone Pine State Park’s Snow Stompers Program Series. Geared for kids 4 to 7 years old, this hour long program will teach your child 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 program schedule is listed below.
January 19: “When Winter Comes” Learn about how animals prepare for winter.
January 26: “Who Lives in the Snow” Locate and identify animal tracks in the snow.
February 2: “A Warm Winter Tale” Learn about animal hibernating habits in the winter.
February 9: “The Secret Language of Snow” Learn the many different types of snow and the Subnivean environment.
February 16: “Aquatic Creatures’ Adaptations to Winter” Learn about water animals, like beavers, and what winter means to them.
February 23: “Snow Science” Become snow scientists and evaluate snowflakes under a magnifying glass.
What: Snow Stompers Program Series
Where: Lone Pine State Park Visitor Center
When: Saturdays, Jan. 19 through Feb. 23 from 11 AM to Noon
Cost: $3 per child, per program
Lone Pine State Park is located 5 miles southwest of Kalispell and offers one of the most vivid views of the valley, 7.5 miles of trails, and a beautiful interpretive center that provides information on living in a wildlife urban interface. Additional amenities include a picnic shelter and a community room, which are both available to rent, as well as a volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and an archery range. Lone Pine State Park also offers a fantastic variety of educational and interpretive programs.
Visit Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.