This igloo's not made of snow

January 31, 2008 5:06:01 AM PST
Polar explorer and igloo expert Norbert Yankielun isn't used to working in plastic. But he had to saw off slices of blue Styrofoam, to show New York City school kids how to build an igloo. The demonstration took place yesterday outside New York's famed American Museum of Natural History. It also came on a day that meteorologists reported this is the first January in 75 years New York City hasn't had any snow. The demonstration was part of a weekend devoted to the International Polar Year. But the school kids didn't seem too disappointed by the lack of real snow. One sixth-grader says it's fun to make things with plastic foam.