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Are you ready to enjoy some action-packed winter days at ACES? Become a Winter Explorer and discover a winter wonderland first-hand at the Hallam Lake nature preserve. You will examine animal tracks, build a snow cave, make winter art creations, learn winter survival techniques, and investigate how the natural world copes with this harsh season. Each day our educators will separate winter explorers into different groups for age-appropriate activities. Dec 22 – Winter Survival – Test out your ability to survive in the cold, snow-filled mountains.  Learn how to stay warm, build a snow quinzee, and a fire. Snowshoe Tour for older kids at James H. Smith preserve. Register for one or more days – Fun in the snow is the main focus of this series but various winter-world components will make each day unique and interesting for repeat explorers. Single day: $50 members, $65 non-members Whole week (4 days): $185 members, $235 non-members – please go ahead and register for single days. On last page of the online registration process please write WHOLE WEEK DISCOUNT in the notes field – we will then refund you the discount. This series includes various classes throughout the season. Please register for each individual class by using the links below:

Mon, Dec 22 Winter Survival
Tue, Dec 23 Snowmastodons
Wed, Dec 24 Snow Science
Fri, Dec 26 Fur Coats and Snow Caves
Mon, Dec 29 Winter Up Close
Tue, Dec 30 SnowNation – Hibernation, Migration, Adaptation
Wed, Dec 31 Snowflakes and Icicles
Fri, Jan 2 Winter Mysteries