Kids’ wildlife program set at Deer Flat Refuge



A fox winters along the Boise Greenbelt – Photo by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman

Do squirrels have sleeping bags? Do bears use space heaters? How do they survive the challenges of winter? Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge is inviting students in second, third and fourth grades to take part in a full day of hands-on exploration of how animals and plants survive in winter. The deadline to sign up is Dec. 19.

The Hibernate, Migrate or Insulate: A Wildlife Winter Survival Guide camp will be Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free. It sounds like a great program for kids.

The event will be at the refuge visitor center located at the intersection of Roosevelt and Indiana avenues in Nampa. Participants must register by December 19, 2013.

For more information or to register call 467.9278, or email

Or go  HERE

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