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Family Nature Backpack available at the New Berlin Public Library

The New Berlin Public Library was one of seventeen libraries in the state who received a family nature backpack from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources this spring.  The Wisconsin DNR has developed family nature backpacks that will be available at local libraries.  Seventeen libraries were chosen to pilot test the backpacks and many more have shown interest in the backpack and possibly assembling their own backpacks.  This pilot project is funded through a grant from the Wisconsin Environmental Education Foundation.

In the nifty blue woodland critter backpack from L.L.Bean, you will find animal hands-on materials like animal track cards, leaf rubbing plates, a bug magnifying viewer, a magnifying glass, Naturally Developing Young Brains nature discovery cards and a laminated folding reference field guide for Wisconsin.  There are also several books and publications from the DNR which include those on amphibians, snakes, turtles and lizards. Books included are: Tracks, Scats, and Signs by Leslie Dendy, Good-Night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins, Look What I Did With a Leaf by Morteza E. Sohi, Insects by Clarence Cottam, Wild About Wisconsin Birds by Adele Porter, Mammals of Wisconsin by Stan Tekiela, as well as a Trees of Wisconsin Field guide and Wild Cards- Wisconsin wildlife species trading cards. 

The backpack can be found in the CAFÉ catalog by searching “family nature backpack” or “outdoor explorer backpack” and can be checked out for 2 weeks. 

TAGS     Family Nature Backpack,  Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources,  Wisconsin Environmental Education Association
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