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Merryspring is packing up free explorer kits

Jun 19, 2020

Camden — Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road, Camden, and Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District are teaming up this summer to bring fun and learning opportunities to children and families with a new free program called Explorer Kits, beginning July 1.

To make environmental education opportunities available to everyone during a time of social distancing and economic hardship, Explorer Kits are free take-home activities designed to inspire outdoor exploration and independent learning. Each Wednesday between July 1 and Aug. 19 a different Explorer Kit will be available for pickup at Merryspring. The kits will feature instructions, materials and ideas for children ages four to nine, with each week presenting a new surprise activity and theme.

A total of 20 Explorer Kits will be available each week on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Explorer Kits can be picked up from a box in front of Merryspring’s Ross Center each Wednesday at 9 am.

Explorer Kits are made possible by a partnership between Merryspring and KLSWCD, two longtime program partners. Explorer Kits are free to all, but donations are accepted. For more information on Explorer Kits, contact Merryspring at or 236-2239. Merryspring Nature Center is located just behind the Hannaford Shopping Plaza.

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