Do you feel that chill in the air? That means it’s time to get out our winter clothing! Did you know that some animals have a similar way of dealing with the cold? Click here to learn about how animals prepare for different seasons with our special animal paper dolls! Plus, keep exploring with the activities below.
Be sure to watch your inbox for our season finale episode of Curious By Nature this Thursday. Then, stick around as we relive some of our favorite moments from seasons one and two with our month-long Best of Wonder email series. Have a favorite activity or episode? Just reply to this email. We’d love to hear about it!
Unlike some other animals, squirrels remain pretty active all winter. Winter also provides us a great opportunity to see their nests, also known as dreys! Click here to learn more about squirrel dreys and how to spot them.
How to do cold-blooded critters deal with seasonal changes? Snakes, and other ectotherms, brumate. We asked Dr. Allison to tell us more about this cool process. Click here to learn more in our winter snakes handout.
What are the differences between aquatic and terrestrial turtles? Find out this Wednesday during Turtle Traits! These Curious By Nature LIVE workshops are free for members, and just $5 for non-members. Click here to register your young scientist!
Families with kids of all ages are invited to join us this Saturday, December 5, for a special virtual art workshop. Scientific illustrator Alex Boersma will guide kids and grownups in designing beautiful “puzzle purse” holiday cards featuring our favorite winter animals! Click here to register your household.
Need holiday gift ideas? Pick up some books for the kids in your life! Explore our offerings, including Story Time favorite “Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor,” in our online store here.