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Discover Nature with an Adventure Backpack!

By Amanda at the Republic Branch Library

The summertime is a great chance to get outside and explore the outdoors! Take the library along with you by checking out one of our new Adventure Backpacks. Choose from birdwatching or nature exploration topics to help guide your family’s adventures! Each backpack contains themed picture, board and non-fiction books, activity suggestions, field guides,  binoculars and  Leave No Trace Ethics Cards. In the Nature Exploration backpacks you’ll also find a dip net, magnifying glass and Port-O-Bug container! Request one through by searching "nature exploration adventure backpack" or "birdwatching adventure backpack". The Adventure Backpacks were funded by Gregory S. Beard and the Republic Walmart and developed by staff of the Springfield-Greene County Library.

For even more nature exploration and bird watching inspiration check out any of these books from the Springfield-Greene County Library:

Bird Watching

The Beak Book by Robin Page







Birding Adventures for Kids: Activities & Ideas for Watching, Feeding, and Housing Our Feathered Friends by Elissa Wolfson & Margaret A. Baker







Bird Watch by Christie Matheson







Have You Heard the Nesting Bird? by Rita Gray, pictures by Kenard Pak






If I Were a Bird by Shelley Gill, illustrated by Erik Brooks







Nature Exploration

The Hike by Alison Farrell






Let's Play Outdoors! Exploring Nature for Children by Catherine Ard, illustrated by Carla McRae







Mrs. Peanuckle's Hiking Alphabet by Maria Rodale, art by Jessie Ford







Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner, art by Christopher Silas Neal







Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer







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