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Foothills Family Days: Snow and Winter

Posted at 4:39 PM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-11 21:20:45-05

BOISE, Idaho — A group of Treasure Valley kids got to learn about the science behind winter weather on Saturday.

The Foothills Learning Center held "Foothills Family Days: Snow and Winter" to teach kids about everything from how fat protects animals in the winter to how snowflakes form.

"So we have several different activities involving snow and ice," Lauresta Welty, environmental educator with the Foothills Learning Center said. "We've got puffy paint snowmen, where we make paint out of glue, shaving cream and flour, and then they paint snowmen with it."

Children also learned about temperatures and whether or not it's warmer or or colder in different kinds of gloves and mittens.

"The more involved children are out in nature as kids, the more likely they are to be involved as adults in environmental policies that will create and shape the future," Welty said.