Conservation Connection: Friday Night Live Winter Wrap Up

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(KPLR) - We all know it can get pretty cold out there in winter.  We humans have the benefits of coats, buildings, furnaces and fireplaces.  But what about wildlife?  How do they cope with the cold? Naturalist Terri Eggers has a few answers and information about a free event this Friday where you can learn even more.

Q. So, how do animals make it through the winter?

  •     When it comes to wildlife coping with winter, we think of the great 'ates'
    o     Hibernate - like bats
    o     Congregate - like honeybees
    o     Excavate - like a chipmunk
    o     Generate - like a squirrel
    o     Pupate - like moths
    o     Terminate - like a grasshopper

Q. Viewers can learn about all these first hand at your special event this Friday.  Tell us about that.

  • Friday Night Live: Winter Wrap Up is a family event at Powder Valley Nature Center
  • Takes place Friday February 15, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Free!
  • This special event will help people uncover the mysteries of how some of our wildlife survives cold winter months with fun and educational activities

Q. What can people expect to see when they come?

  • We`ll have activities that illustrate the great 'ates'
    o     For example, going into a small cave to hibernate like a bat, burrowing through tunnels like a chipmunk, migrating like a bird and more!
  • There will be a campfire at our Broken Ridge Trail where families can enjoy interactive songs.
  • There will also be free hot chocolate and animal exercise classes
  • We are also welcoming Libby Sanders to our main stage, storyteller from Salem Missouri, to share wildlife stories with us
  • We also encourage everyone to come wrapped up in their favorite scarf!

Q. How can we find out more about Friday Night Live Winter Wrap Up?

  • Call Powder Valley Nature Center at 314-301-1500

Q.  Where is the nature center located?

  • 11715 Cragwold Road in Kirkwood, near the intersection of I-44 and I-270


Friday Night Live:  Winter Wrap Up
This Friday, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Powder Valley Nature Center
11715 Cragwold Rd, Kirkwood