Starts July 7
Children and families are invited to get outdoors, connect with nature, and become inspired caretakers of the environment by registering for Nature Explorers! This program encourages families to discover nature together with outdoor activities that everyone can take part in. Each child receives a nature kit that includes an official Explorer’s Notebook and pencil, suggested activity sheets and tips for parents on how to incorporate nature and learning into even the busiest of days.
In the Explorers’ Notebook children can record interesting things they see when exploring. The notebook has space for describing in writing, or through drawings, what children have discovered outdoors. The kit also includes descriptions of 10 hands-on activities that can jump-start outdoor explorations. Activities include “Animals Among Us”, “More Trees Please”, “Fly It & Spy It”, “Seed Blaster” and “Rain Detective”. Participants may do as few or as many activities as they wish. Supporting materials, online videos and games are provided by pbsKids and the television show Plum Landing.
This program is a collaboration between Seekonk Library and Plum Landing, a PBS KIDS environmental-science project for children ages 6 to 9 and their families. The project is helping the next generation take on a lifelong commitment to staying physically active while learning more about the animal, plants, water and weather in Seekonk. To learn more about the wonderful outdoor spaces in Seekonk visit Seekonk Meadows, Martin Wildlife Refuge, Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, Gammino Pond Conservation Area and the easiest place of all, your own backyard. “We’re very excited to see Seekonk Library connect with local kids and families to get them active outdoors while sparking their curiosity about planet Earth and inspiring them to take care of it,” says Marisa Wolsky, Executive Producer of Plum Landing.
Register here and we will contact you on or after July 7 to schedule curbside pickup for your kit!