In case you haven't noticed, it's pretty freakin' cold outside. Yes, yes, we know it's winter in Idaho and the cold is to be expected and it's been far worse in previous decades ... yadda yadda yadda. The point is, we as human beings should be really happy that we have shelters, coats, shoes, etc., and don't have to brave the chilly air like animals do. Sure, lots of animals have coats, too, but they don't get to sit in restaurants sipping hot beverages, then get into their heated cars and drive to their nearly tropical homes.
If your child has ever asked you why different members of the animal kingdom don't have to wear boots to go out in the snow or you've ever wondered how they manage not to turn into popsicles, head to the visitors' center at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge today for Hibernate, Migrate or Insulate: A Wildlife Winter Survival Guide. This two-day interactive day camp will take place from 1-4 p.m. today and Thursday, Dec. 29. Second- through fourth-graders can learn all about how their animal friends survive the cold months, all for free. So bundle up, head out, and learn how nature's pros survive sans-Ugg boots.