Lessons from an Ermine

by Stephanie Laporte Potts, Youth Programs Coordinator I’m usually a go-slow-and-look-around kind of explorer. I’d rather spend a whole day going less than two miles, but getting to know a hundred different wildflowers, than race up a trail to bag another peak. And,...

Investigate Ice!

Frozen water can take some pretty incredible forms! Learn about a few of them here, and then go out and see if you can find any of these amazing formations yourself. Perhaps you’ll even find some fantastic formations that aren’t on this list. Happy icy investigations!...

Winter Get Outside Guide!

Here are some great ideas on how you can get outside with your family and friends during the cold winter months! Winter to-do list! Check out some of our favorite winter activity ideas! What other wintry activities do you love to do? Follow this link to download and...

Skiing in Our Winter Wonderland

There are many great ways to get outside in winter, from building snowpeople in your backyard to skinning up a mountain for some backcountry skiing. For a family-friendly and relatively inexpensive way to explore wintry landscapes, cross-country skiing is a great...

Winter Scavenger Hunt

The next time you go on a wintry exploration, take along this list and see what you can find! { } birds fluffed up against the cold { } frost patterns on a window or windshield { } the longest icicle you can find { } wildlife scat of any kind { } snowshoe hare tracks...