As part of a team, groups will build a “one match” fire with natural materials that they find in the woods.
Quinzhee is the Inuit word for snow shelter. A quinzhee is built with loose snow, versus an igloo, which is made with packed, dry snow. Each group creates a mound of snow and digs into a previously hardened mound to hollow it out. LLDC has a great “quinzhee village” by the end of a good winter.
Participants learn to drill the holes in the ice, bait the lines, and then try to catch a fish.
Mock Ice Rescue
Participants learn about ice safety and then perform a staged rescue of one of their team members. This is a great winter team-building activity.
Groups go out for an adventure looking for animal footprints, scat, droppings, scratches in the bark of trees or ground, and homes.
Snow shoeing is great exercise in the wintertime! Added with animal tracking, this is the ultimate winter activity at Lotus Lake Discovery Center.
Participants will learn about:
Reasons for using dogs to pull sleds
Care of dogs
Position of dogs pulling sleds
Finally, participants work as a team to pull a real sled!