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Frogsicles and falling leaves at Ice Lake



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When you’re a frog, you can’t bundle up for winter. When you’re a tree, you can’t stay warm by the fireplace. Curious about how different kinds of critters prepare for cold weather? Come to the Water Wiser Kids event Saturday, Oct. 21, at Ice Lake in Barrett Township!

Looking under rocks and using nets and buckets to dip into the water, children will see what what wiggly, squiggly creatures they can find. With guidance from Kettle Creek Environmental Educator Brittney Coleman, kids and their grownups will learn how the natural world changes to survive a cold Pocono winter.

“Some frogs hibernate at the bottom of the lake,” Coleman says. “Some make their own natural ‘antifreeze’ that replaces the water in their cells at the first hint of frost. There’s lots to see, learn and explore at this little lake and along its shore.”

Ice Lake is part of a 79-acre natural area that protects the pure, safe waters of Cranberry Creek.


IF YOU GO: Ice Lake outing for kids

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017

WHERE: Ice Lake in Barrett Township. Register for directions.

COST: Free, but registration is required and limited.

DETAILS: Suitable for elementary-age children, who must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

This event is part of the Water Wiser Kids Series sponsored by Brodhead Watershed Association, funded by a Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment Grant from Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.


CONTACT: Call 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727; email



COMING UP Watch this space for information as the event draws closer!


Nov. 18: Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center






This is a series of outdoor experiences designed to help children explore the Brodhead watershed. The hands-on activities are conducted by trained educators and will encourage children and their families to get outdoors more and continue to explore on their own.


The Water Wiser Kids program is hosted by Brodhead Watershed Association and Kettle Creek Environmental Center. The series is supported by a grant from the Dr. Claus Jordan Endowment Grant, part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network Pocono Foundation.


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