BTLT and the Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA) are collaborating to bring Wild Wonders kits to children and youth in our communities. Each kit contains all the materials a young person needs to enjoy these nature-based activities. Many require just a few simple materials that can be easily found at home and in nature, and are appropriate for all ages. Whether your kids are going to school full-time, part-time, or schooling at home, these kits are a great resource.
Wild Wonders kits are absolutely free and can be picked up at Curtis Memorial Library, Topsham Public Library, and Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program.
Can’t pick up a kit? No problem! You can use the activity descriptions below to create kits of your own. Click on the Wild Wonder descriptions below and start connecting with nature today!
Wild Wonders: Fall Mandalas – Make a beautiful design outside and leave for others to enjoy.
Wild Wonders: Rainbow Hike – Head outside with an array of colors to match in nature.
Wild Wonders: Nature Journal – Make a nature journal and record what you see outside.
Wild Wonders: Exploring the Seasons – Make a leaf suncatcher; make a phenology wheel to track seasonal changes.
Wild Wonders: Autumn Leaves – Collect fall leaves to make a leaf person and leaf rubbings; go on a botany scavenger hunt.
Wild Wonders: Feeding Our Feathered Friends – Make bird snack garland and a biodegradable orange bird feeder.