Getting Ready for Winter: Amazing animal survival strategies

Sears Island children’s program: How animals prepare for winter

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BELFAST — Friends of Sears Island will be hosting an after-school science program for kids ages 6-12 on how animals prepare for winter and the interesting survival strategies they use.

The program will be led by Sandra Mitchell, Thursday, Nov. 14 , from 4 - 5:30 p.m.,  in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library.

Sandra will use hands-on activities, videos, and games to teach children about the ways that animals hibernate, adapt to winter, or migrate. From learning about frozen frogs to playing migration hopscotch to trying on some “blubber” for warmth, families are sure to have fun, and will leave with a new respect for the amazing ways animals prepare for and survive the long winter.

This free program is for kids ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. Advance registration is required. To sign-up, visit

This event is part of Friends of Sears Island’s “Science Squad,” an after-school program engaging children as scientists, explorers, and stewards of their environment.

Sandra Mitchell is a Registered Maine Guide and an avid amateur naturalist. She is a certified CyberTracker, and enjoys investigating natural mysteries. Her website is

For more information, visit, or call 207-975-3878.

Event Date: 

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Event Location: 

Belfast Free Library


Free Library
Belfast  Maine
United States