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Posted on: March 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Maine Audubon’s Nature Explorer Backpacks Now Available!

Maine Audubon Explorer Backpacks

Walker Memorial Library is excited to announce that we have received THREE of Maine Audubon’s Nature Explorer Backpacks! Each kit is for something different: Wildlife, Plants, or Birds. The goal for this project is to make it easier for families to get outside, connect to nature, and learn about Maine’s wildlife and habitat year-round. 

Inside each pack, you’ll find:

  • User guide - Start here for some tips on how to use the included tools, extension ideas, book lists, and more!
  • Field guides and resource books - These books will get you started exploring and help you to identify new discoveries. If you’d like to learn more, check out the book lists included in the info folder.
  • Nature study tools - From magnifying glasses and specimen jars to colored pencils and journaling materials, these open-ended tools can be used to explore in many ways.
  • Activity instructions and materials - Use these activities to explore the theme before, during, and after an outdoor adventure.

Maine Audubon Nature Explorer Backpacks are made possible by the Stephen and Tabitha King and Leonard C. & Mildred F. Ferguson Foundations.

Many thanks to Maine Audubon for choosing us to be one of the libraries to lend out these kits! 

About Maine Audubon

Maine Audubon is the state’s oldest and largest wildlife conservation organization. Since 1843, they’ve been connecting people to nature through a science-based approach to conservation, education, and advocacy. Maine Audubon has eight wildlife sanctuaries, 10,000 members, 2,000 volunteers, and serves over 50,000 people annually. They work with children, adults, families, and educators to foster environmental literacy and stewardship through science-based and experiential education programs. 

Visit for more information about Maine Audubon.

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