Today marks the day Alaska became the 49th State
in 1959. Princess has been interested in learning about Alaska
since we got hooked on Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel
last year. We ordered some information from the state and are looking at a book
called The Secret Language of Snow by Terry Tempest Williams and Ted Major.
It is a Sierra Club Book that explores the phenomenon of snow through the vocabulary of the Inuit people
of Alaska, who recognize well over a dozen different types of snow or snowy conditions.
I originally thought it would lead into some fun science experiments about and with snow, but we have barely
had flurries here in this part of the Garden State this year, so we will no doubt return to this subject later in the winter.We do have some nice coloring pages about Alaska and fun weather links for that area.
I will post pictures when we are done, and my camera batteries are fully charged...
If you are really in the mood for a taste of Alaska, head on over to the Bearing Sea Bad Boys site and
order some fresh Alaskan King Crab caught by some of the boats on the show.Keep in mind, this is not a children's site, there is definitely kid inappropriate talk etc on it.The crab however is very family friendly.