Happy Groundhog Day! This is the day that we look to a rodent for weather prognostication. Sounds crazy, right? According to modern custom, this holiday is celebrated in the U.S. and in Canada every February 2nd. Folklore states that if it’s cloudy when the groundhog emerges from its burrow, it will stay out, signaling that winter-like weather will soon give way. Conversely, if the creature sees its shadow, it will retreat back into its burrow. This is interpreted to mean that the cold winter weather will continue for six more weeks.
Did you know that Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania holds the largest annual Groundhog Day celebration? Their groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, is a celebrity in his own right (helped by the Bill Murray flick, Groundhog Day).
And…drum roll please…this morning, he DID see his shadow! That means six more weeks of winter.
When the weather outside is frightful your first inclination may be to hunker down in front of the TV during downtime. But don’t let Phil’s prediction of more cold weather get you down. Why not learn a new skill and have fun at the same time all from your own toasty home? Make a cup of hot cocoa, then sit down and check out Tech Rocket – our latest completely-online offering. With this brand new service, you no longer need to wait for the warm months to roll around to learn and play like at our summer camps! Tutorials, online gaming tournaments, forums, and lots more await you. Once you’re signed up, you have 24/7 access.
And once it starts getting warmer, keep in mind that iD Tech Camps has a springtime camp opportunity too. This spring break camp has limited offerings – at a generously reduced rate. You’ll have the opportunity to take courses from the same awesome instructors that teach with us over the summer, plus you’ll be the first to try out some of our new curriculum! This Bay Area camp fills up quickly though, so make sure to check it out now if you think you might be interested.
Isn’t it nice to know you still have options, regardless of the kind of weather Phil predicts?