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Youth learn to walk on the wildside with museum project

Animal footprint kits.

The Fort St John North Peace Museum is handing out animal footprint kits - shining a light on the biodiversity of the Peace Region in BC.

The kit, designed for kids aged 3-12, is being supplied for no cost, to help families familiarize themselves with local wildlife we find in the Peace Region including Beaver, Lynx, Wolf, Elk, and Mule Deer.

Families can discover fun facts about local wildlife, learn what different animal ‘footprints’ look like and how to recognize them while out exploring, and even get the opportunity to create their own animal footprint using salt dough.

Children are encouraged to use their knowledge to pair animals to corresponding footprints in a matching game that is supplied with the take-home kit.

100 kits were distributed, and the last kit was handed out on April 17 with the next event of this nature taking place in November 2023 which will be focused on marine dinosaurs.

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