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Stories in the Snow

Who's print is that? may be the question most often asked to outdoor educators when walking through the snow with students. But the identify of a critter is only one piece of information in a much larger story. This past month, 5th graders from Bluff Elementary and Claremont Christian Academy and 4th graders from North Charlestown Community School were taught how read prints in the snow to tell the story of animals that are active in winter. The first step was to survey the snowscape to take in the big picture. Any disturbances in the snow could be a sign that an animal moved through that space. But how do we know if it was an animal or something else? Animals usually create a path as they m

Apricity

As you are creating your New Year's resolutions list this year, make sure to include "Get your daily dose of apricity!" Apricity is an old English word meaning the sun's warmth in winter. I enjoy basking in the apricity as I walk through the woods because it makes me feel happy in that moment, but did you know that a daily dose of sunlight is important for your health all year long? Sunlight stimulates your body to produce a chemical called cholecalciferol, which is eventually transformed into Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps the body maintain higher levels of serotonin during the winter, preventing or reducing seasonal depression. Some scientists believe the level of serotonin produced in the win

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