Frogsicles and falling leaves at Ice Lake

Part of the free Water Wiser Kids series

Saturday, October 21, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:31 AM

Brodhead Watershed Association

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

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: 570-839-1120 or 570-629-2727 or email See


Ice Lake Natural Area
Route 390
Cresco, PA 18326

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