Winter ecology for kids: Why Bumblebees don’t ski

One might skate into winter ecology for kids of all ages in a few different ways. Maybe try out: “Why is that Bumblees don’t ski?” Begin exploring how wild critters adapt in the cold. People just dress warmer. As for the Bumblebees….well, that ‘s quite a bit different.

Engage the young mind as you help dress your child for the cold, discussing how insects, to include bees, can’t simply add layers of clothing. So, what do they do?

Encourage the child to wonder; What does a Bumblebee do in the winter?

For a quick insight into the science, take a look at thermo-regulation of the Arctic Bumblebee found at the following link:

The goal here is simply to show that Learning is Fun, Naturally!

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