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Amazing Animal Adaptions: Life Beneath the Ice (virtual explorer day)

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Join Nature Mentor Andrea Gielens and explore winter adaptations of frogs and turtles.

When the weather gets cold, where do they go? Frogs and turtles, our wetland friends seem to disappear, but they actually just slow way down. How do they do this? Is it like a bear hibernating? What causes them to wake up? how do they breathe? do they eat? Biologist Andrea Gielens will talk to us about these “cool” creatures and how they survive the cold winter under the ice!

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Andrea’s blog with Wildlife Preservation can be found here:

Note: Zoom Meeting invitation will be sent to all registered attendees one hour in advance of the session.


March 9
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Explorer Day Etiquette:

  • Be prepared to HAVE FUN!
  • Pre-registration with your Club Leader is required for most Explorer Days (Friends are welcome if space permits).
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time to ensure enough time for passport stamping and organization. Starting times are firm, and Leaders cannot wait for late-comers!
  • Please stay with the Leader and let them know if you are leaving early.
  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult guardian, who is responsible for their behaviour. Children consistently disrupting the experience of others may be asked to leave.
  • Bring appropriate weather gear, sunscreen, snacks, water, and other useful tools like binoculars, sketch books, cameras, and magnifying glasses.