Winter Ecology Camp



Saturday, February 9th | 8:30am - 12:30pm

Ages 8-11 | $15/child

Winter is a wonderful time to take a closer look at the landscape around us and to observe the changes that are happening, especially in relation to survival. Join us for a discovery of winter animals, seasonal changes, and adaptations. This camp will be a mixture of outdoor and indoor games, activities to learn about winter ecology, and some nature-themed art. Students will learn about animal tracking and learn how to make a felted animal or bird that they can take home.

 Just as winter weather can be harsh on the animals that live outside; it can also be pretty chilly for campers. I am hoping we will have some snow, but campers should plan to be outside for up to an hour throughout the day. Please send your camper with snow pants, boots, a warm coat, a hat, and mittens or gloves. Teller will provide a winter themed snack and some hot cocoa during the day. 

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Meet the Director

Amanda Bestor grew up in Wisconsin where she received her B.S. in Natural Resource Management with an emphasis in Environmental Education and Interpretation. After college she spent some years working as an outdoor educator with students in pre-k-12. Amanda and her husband moved to Montana in 2003 and fell in love with the Bitterroot Valley. She can’t believe she gets to live in a place where people vacation. Amanda went on to receive her teaching certification and Master’s degree and has worked as a teacher for the past 7 years. She currently teaches 5th grade math and science and enjoys getting her students out on Teller Wildlife Refuge each year for ecology adventures.