Nature Fridays: Polar Bear Day

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  • Did you know that beneath a polar bear's thick coat of white fur, their skin is actually black so it can absorb heat from the sun!? And that beautiful coat of white fur they are famous for is actually translucent! It appears white because it reflects visible light! Join us this Nature Friday for a special celebration of these special creatures for International Polar Bear Day! We will create polar bear crafts using simple materials such as paper plates, toilet paper rolls, and cotton balls. We'll also enjoy some reading time and watch incredible videos highlighting the wonders of these Arctic creatures. Don't miss out on the excitement as we honour the beauty of Polar Bears together!

    Here's what we've going on this week:

    All DayCraft: Colouring pages 
    10 a.m.Craft: Polar bear crafts with simple materials 
    1 p.m.Reading time: Arctic Animals 
    2:30 p.m.Watch & Wonder: The Amazing Polar Bear

    Please note: parents must stay with their children while they are in the education centre.

    Hours: Nature Fridays take place every Friday at the Environmental Education Centre from 10 AM to 4 PM. There will be a staff member will be on hand running activities, and will be available to chat with the public and answer questions.

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    Wondering what other kinds of handy things you might learn? While our programming is geared toward younger nature nuts, our Conservation Team will have plenty of information that can be useful to adults!

    Find out what's happening every week!

    Visit the Green Living Events page to see our weekly schedule of planned activities for Nature Fridays at the Environmental Education Centre!

    Event type
    Community, Sustainablility, Town of Okotoks
    Okotoks Conservation Educator
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