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Junior Rangers, Explore Your Winter World!
Calling all kids! Join park rangers at Homestead National Monument of America to "Explore Your Winter World" onSaturday, January 25 at 10 a.m.at the Education Center. Go for a nature hike through the prairie and woodland to see what amazing winter wonders can be found at the park! Many different species of animals have been caught on Homestead's trail camera just this week - search for signs of these animals' action out in nature!
Imagine having to live outside all winter long. It sounds hard! But many creatures have amazing adaptations to help them deal with the winter environment. Learn the different strategies used by all different species to survive the harsh, cold months. Where do the butterflies go when it's cold? What do the frogs and turtles do when the ground and stream freeze? Play a game to figure out which animal does what!
"This program is an opportunity for kids to get out and explore, despite the cold! It also gives them a chance to think about winter in a new way, from nature's perspective, and find some wonder in it," stated Superintendent Mark Engler.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2014. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (HomesteadNM).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/
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