February: 2nd Moon - Mkwa Giizis - Bear Moon
The second moon of Creation is Bear Moon. This moon gives us a special teaching about the birth of bear cubs. This is usually one of the brightest moons of the year. Names for this month’s Moon have historically had a connection to animals.
Other Names for this Moon: Snow Moon, Bald Eagle Moon or Eagle Moon (Cree), Black Bear Moon (Tlingit) refer to the time when bear cubs are born. The Dakota also call this the Raccoon Moon (Dakota), Goose Moon (Haida) and some Algonquin peoples named it the Groundhog Moon.
Learning IN & FROM all of Creation
Learning FROM the Outdoors
Notice the changes in animals who hibernate
Learn about the life cycle of the bear and other animals that hibernate
When are different animals born?
How do animals adapt to their changing environments?
Walk and learn along a nature trail
Create a nature journal and notice the changes in the environment happening this month
Learning IN the Outdoors
Create with items found in nature
Winter walk scavenger hunt (embed Anishinaabemowin)