Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is hosting its popular Wild Winter Walks again this year, which showcase the natural beauty of New Hampshire animals in winter.
Wild Winter Walks are walking tours of the live animal exhibit trail guided by staff naturalists. As well as seeing the animal ambassadors dressed in their winter coats, participants will learn how these native animals are well adapted for winter in New Hampshire.
Fur coats, hibernation, and migration are just some of the ways animals survive the cold. Many people are interested to learn that the animals at the Science Center stay in the same place during the winter, just as they would in the wild.
If needed, snowshoes are available at no extra cost, or participants may bring their own. This program is entirely outdoors, so participants are advised to dress appropriately for the weather with warm layers, snow boots, hats, and gloves.
Program size is limited to 10 participants, and pre-registration is required. Program participants must answer standard health screening questions before arrival. Face masks are required.
Wild Winter Walks are scheduled on several dates from January through March, including during February school vacation week. The full schedule is at NHnature.org/programs/calendar.php. More information and registration are at NHnature.org or 968-7194 x7.
Wild Winter Walks are from 10 to 11:30 AM on January 16 (Saturday), January 31 (Sunday), February 7 (Sunday), February 15 (Monday), February 20 (Saturday), February 23 (Tuesday),
February 25 (Thursday), February 27 (Saturday), March 7 (Sunday), March 13 (Saturday), and March 20 (Saturday).
The mission of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world. Through spectacular live animal exhibits, natural science education programs, guided Squam Lake Cruises, public gardens, and a nature-based Montessori early learning center, the Science Center has educated audiences of all ages since 1966 about the importance of our natural world.
The Science Center is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is the only AZA-accredited institution in northern New England. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is located on Route 113 in Holderness. For further information, visit NHnature.org or call 968-7194.