Getting Ready for Winter: Amazing Animal Survival Strategies Program for Kids

Date: November 14, 2019

Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Location: Belfast Free Library

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Friends of Sears Island will host an after-school science program for kids ages 6-12 on how animals prepare for winter and the interesting survival strategies they use. The program will be led by Sandra Mitchell, at the Belfast Free Library on Thursday, November 14th, from 4:00-5:30pm. Sandra will use hands-on activities, videos, and games to teach children about the ways that animals hibernate, adapt to winter, or migrate. From learning about frozen frogs to playing migration hopscotch to trying on some “blubber” for warmth, families are sure to have fun, and will leave with a new respect for the amazing ways animals prepare for and survive the long winter.

This free program is for kids ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. Advance registration is required. To sign-up, please CLICK HERE or paste this link into your browser:

This event is part of Friends of Sears Island’s “Science Squad,” an after-school program engaging children as scientists, explorers, and stewards of their environment. Sandra Mitchell is a Registered Maine Guide and an avid amateur naturalist. She is a Certified CyberTracker, and enjoys investigating natural mysteries. Her website is

This event will take place in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library. For more information, call 207-975-3878.

Photo credit: Image by Alain Audet from Pixabay