The packs are found at most public libraries in Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan Counties in WV and in Boonsboro and Sharpsburg in Washington County, MD. They provide families with all the tools they need to get children outside exploring nature. Each pack contains a variety of books, field guides, supplies and activity ideas centered on different themes. Backpacks themes are Birds, Reptiles and Amphibians, Backyard Habitats, Mammals, Insects, and Winter.
Explore Your Own Backyard
Exploring can begin in your own backyard and it doesn’t have to be structured. A great way to help your family get started is to view nature as a place in which to play. Here’s a great resource that talks about the importance of getting kids out in nature and some ideas to help, put together by our friends at Green Hearts, Inc.: pdf.
Nature Themed Birthday Parties
Exploration, adventure and curiosity abound! An exciting birthday celebration awaits your child at Cool Spring Preserve. PVAS offers a variety of fun, hands on and educational birthday party packages. “Go Wild” and make your child’s birthday party memorable and unique by booking a birthday party at Cool Spring Preserve!
Backyard Scavenger Hunt
Download this scavenger hunt that can be done in your backyard, at a park, at one of our preserves, or while you are out on a hike!