Blue and orange Adventure Backpacks hanging on a wooden tree branch shelf at an ECRL branch location.

Adventure Backpacks Arrive at ECRL Branches!

Each branch of East Central Regional Library now has birding and nature Adventure Backpacks available for check out! This Adventure Backpack project was made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Department of Education through a Library Services and Technology Act (LS-00-21-0-24-21) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Within the blue birding backpack adventurers will find adult and children’s sized binoculars, a Minnesota Field Guide, a Field Guide to Birds of North America, and a ‘Match a Pair of Birds’ memory game. Sling this bag over your shoulder, grab a pair of binoculars, and see if you can identify the friendly birds on your next nature walk!

Contents of the blue birding Adventure Backpack: adult and children’s sized binoculars, a Minnesota Field Guide, a Field Guide to Birds of North America, and a 'Match a Pair of Birds' memory game.
The Birding Adventure Backpack is ready to check out from your local East Central Regional Library branch!

The orange nature backpack includes nature activity books, pocket naturalist guides on pond life, animal tracks, Minnesota wildlife, trees & wildflowers, Minnesota birds, and Minnesota butterflies & pollinators, an insect net, magnifying glass, insect holder, and plastic tweezers. You’ll have everything you need to explore the nature around you, whether that in your own backyard or at a state park!

Contents of the orange nature Adventure Backpack: nature activity books, pocket naturalist guides on pond life, animal tracks, Minnesota wildlife, trees & wildflowers, Minnesota birds, and Minnesota butterflies & pollinators, an insect net, magnifying glass, insect holder, and plastic tweezers.
The Nature Adventure Backpack is ready to check out from your local East Central Regional Library branch!

Did you know East Central Regional Library has partnered with the Department of Natural Resources to make Minnesota State Park Passes available to all ECRL patrons? Learn more about how to reserve your Park Pass online, then grab an Adventure Backpack and head out on an exciting outdoor adventure of your own!

Stay tuned for some additional behinds the scenes information on how the Adventure Backpacks idea came to be! Here’s a little hint for you- one of our amazing Branch Librarians is behind it!

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