First Day of Winter (shortest day of the year)

Dec 21, 2020 | Hamilton Mountain

The first day of winter also brings us the shortest day of the year!


This is a great opportunity to teach young children about time and the shifting seasons, where more advanced students can examine the trigonometry involved in the shifting of the earth's axis. Math is one of the few ways that we can truly understand the nature of our earth and the natural world around us.


For those of you who love the sunshine, don't worry though, the days are officially getting longer now!