Pack up sandcastle-building supplies, sunscreen, and this take-along activity book!
Beachcombers of all ages are encouraged to discover the wonders of saltwater oceans and freshwater lakes, from identifying shore birds to learning about the life found in tide pools to listening to the waves and watching the tides.
Packed with prompts and activities, including 12 interactive field guides (for shells, jellyfish, and more), sensory scavenger hunts, science experiments such as a Stick Sundial, games, and simple projects including food chain match-ups and driftwood fish. Equipped with a real magnifying glass, stickers, and a beach log for recording shoreline sightings and adventures, this book is the perfect takealong for any beach adventure.
“Education and environmental stewardship go hand in hand. Backpack Explorer: Beach Walk is a great way to inspire kids to explore their local waters, and show them how those waters are connected to an incredible global system worth protecting.” — Kristen Sarri, president and CEO, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
“This activity guide encourages children to spend time freely exploring, learning, and playing at the beach, making it a wonderful resource for anyone who wishes to help the children in their life build a strong connection with nature.” — Gary Clayton, president, Mass Audubon