Somerset Woods Trustees is excited to launch a new service to help our community families get outside and explore! Our new Adventure Backpacks are chock full of tools and activities to help adults support their children's outdoor learning.
In March 2021 we have four backpacks available for short-term loan, at no cost. The contents will be updated and changed seasonally!
Inside the first round of backpacks you will find cool stuff including:
You will also find a few things kids are welcome to keep — stickers, nature cards, a work book, a special book mark, specimen jars, and a notebook for your child.
Our first Adventure Backpacks are available through the Outdoor Gear Library at Skowhegan Outdoors, a program of Main Street Skowhegan. Visit https://skowheganoutdoors.com/gear/ to sign out a backpack. Or call Main Street Skowhegan at 207-612-2571. The gear library office hours are Wednesday through Friday 9 AM to Noon or by appointment, and by appointment only on Saturday and Sunday.
In time we will expand the program to provide more backpacks in more distribution centers. If you'd like to partner with us to bring Adventure Backpacks to your community, email Patty.