Welcome to Week 6 of Wild Cub Weekly!
“An environmental-based education movement—at all levels of education—will help students realize that school isn’t supposed to be a polite form of incarceration but a portal to the wider world.” ~ Richard Louv
This week, we are getting outside and into the snow!
Make sure you got your snow pants, boots, warm jacket, backpack with snacks and water, printed maps and a mask!
The featured hike takes us to Bear Brook State Park, a conserved area that was part of the inspiration for Bear-Paw's regional greenways. Bear-Paw's name comes from the idea of conserving wildlife corridors between BEAR Brook State Park and PAWtuckaway State Park.
I would love to hear about last weeks activity, or anything you would like to share from your Sit Spot. Post here, Google Drive . Sharing your knowledge with friends is so much fun!
Welcome to Week 7 of Wild Cub Weekly!
"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost: the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost." -J.R.R. Tolkien
We have been experiencing some frigid temperatures for the past couple weeks now - this being true for most northern states and Canada! Cold weather is very important - our native species have adapted to the seasons and many plants require cold temperature cycles for seed germination and fruit production. There is so much beauty and diversity to be seen in the changes we experience here in New England.
I can say the same for me - growing up doing winter sports, my favorite quote by my dad was and still is, "Embrace the cold, Grace." And then we would both close our eyes, take a deep breath in, exhale, and shake our bodies to release the "chills" and shivers we were experiencing. This especially came in handy when walking out my cabin door in Alaska, at -40F. Burr... When you are out in the cold (dressed appropriately and warming up inside when needed), and experiencing those "chills", try it out!
These cold winter days can seem so long, no matter how much we enjoy being outside, but we can keep our minds on warmer days by planning for spring! One of the ways to plan for spring is by planning for a garden - mapping it out now saves lots of time when it's warm enough to plant seeds.
I would love to hear about last weeks activity, or anything you would like to share from your Sit Spot. Post here or on our Google Drive . Sharing your knowledge with friends is so much fun!
Welcome to Week 5 of Wild Cub Weekly!
"When a child gives you a gift, even if it’s a rock they just picked up, exude gratitude. It may be the only thing they have to give, and they have chosen to give it to you."
This week we will discuss weather and water in winter, and a really cool animal that survives the coldest of temperatures!
We are so lucky to have created shelters as our homes, which help us survive during the winter from the cold and elements. A lot of animals depend on a cave for their shelter, staying in groups to huddle together or just the fur on their backs! Cold weather animals have adapted to their surroundings, just like us!
Please feel free to post your findings over the weeks! Sharing your knowledge with friends is so much fun!