EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS
SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY
LEARN ABOUT OUR UNIQUE ECOSYSTEMS
What is a Discovery Pack?
A Discovery Pack is a backpack bag that includes field guides, nature games and equipment such as binoculars, dip nets, magnifying observation boxes and measurement tools.
Making community connections with Discovery Packs for children
The smoke was thick and low, my son asked me "Why is it so hot?" It was nearly 100 degrees in August. I answered, "Our world is changing because of the way we live our lives." But what came out of him next made me stop our exploration and take pause.
I pulled out a book from the Discovery Pack, settled our family on the platform half way down to Carpenter Lake near Gordon Elementary, and read "The EARTH book" by Todd Parr. The squeaking of the binding seemed to bring him back. He repeated himself, just looking at me as if he knew something I didn't. "Then, why don't we change the way we are living?" My son is five. I told him "This is a great start. Exploring today helps us connect with the world around us!"
Available to check out at the Kingston Public Library!
Discovery packs are available for free from the Kingston Public Library!
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