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K-12 Connections Event
Animal Winter Preparation
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Where do animals go in the winter? How do they survive cold winter nights? Students learn different strategies animals use to prepare themselves for the long winter ahead. Find out which animals are true hibernators and discover that birds aren't the only animals that migrate. The program allows time for student questions, so come prepared.

Following the ICN session, registrants receive the complimentary books Hibernation Station and Look to the North: A Wolf Pup Diary or alternate title.

Other Polk County Conservation Board ICN events include:
Monarch Tagging
Life on the Prairie
Unhuggable Animals
Mammals of Iowa
Mammal Tracks
Cosmic Connections
Amazing Reptiles
To Be a Seed
Sing a Song of Science

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The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check the K-12 Classroom Television ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

  • INQUIRING MINDS (Grade Level: 6-9)

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Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa.

Contact Person:
Abby Brown

(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
December 03, 2013
 Tuesday, 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Audience: Grades
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
December 03, 2013
 Tuesday, 1:30 PM - 2:20 PM
Audience: Grades
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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