Young Naturalist's Backpack KitThis is the perfect kit for encouraging kids' natural curiosity and introducing them to the wonders of nature! It provides real hands-on tools that allow them to explore the world of birds, plants, insects, and more.
The included Watching Nature book helps kids get started with tips on what to look for and where. In addition, the fact-filled Golden Guides let them identify and learn about the treasures they find. As kids catch butterflies and bugs with the insect net, make a leaf and flower collection with the plant press, and watch birds and other small animals with the compact binoculars, they'll learn valuable observation skills and come to love the intricacies of the natural world. Ages 7-13.
The Young Naturalist's Backpack Kit is a Gold Award winner in the 2007 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) competition for quality educational toys. (Find out more...)
- Nature Backpack - Your kids can easily take this durable backpack with them wherever they explore! It will comfortably hold all of their nature investigation tools. Padded shoulder straps and back.
- Watching Nature - A great book to introduce your child to the excitement of watching nature! The engaging text and beautiful photographs teach kids what to look for, where to look for it, and how to record their discoveries
- Golden Guides - These pocket-sized field guides (Wildflowers, Insects, and Birds) are full of fun facts and color illustrations to identify what kids find in the field.
- Insect Net - This premium net has a sturdy wooden handle and a fine mesh net that is ideal for catching everything from tiny bugs to delicate butterflies.
- Pop-up Insect Habitat - Kids can study the habits of bugs they catch in this handy habitat. Habitat color may vary.
- Compact Binoculars - High-quality binoculars that are small, light, and easy for kids to use. Great for watching birds, squirrels, and other animals.
- Plant Press - Kids can start their own herbarium (plant collection) when they use this portable 6" x 9" press to preserve leaves and flowers.
- Nature Notebook - A small, spiral-bound notebook with blank pages for recording nature observations with drawings and notes.
- 6" Ruler - Measurements are an important part of naturalist note-taking, and can help with identification of plants and insects.
- Double Lens Magnifier - With 5/10x magnification, kids can see up-close views of pollen, insect wings, and more.
- Specimen Collection Bags - 15 plastic bags of varying sizes work perfectly for transporting rocks, moss, feathers, pinecones, abandoned bird nests, etc.
- Instructions - Our instructions include tips on how to use the insect net, plant press, binoculars, and more.
- This kit is packaged in an environmentally-friendly brown cardboard box.