Passport to Nature 2015 :
¨ Choose one of our Environmental Heroes to spend the summer with:
· Aldo Leopold
· Frances Hamerstrom
¨ Pick up your FREE PTN Kit at one of the following locations starting Memorial Day Weekend 2015:
· 1000 Island Environmental Center, Kaukauna
· Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, Menasha
· Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton
· High Cliff State Park, Sherwood
· Purdy Preserve at the Apple Creek YMCA, Appleton
¨ Each PTN Kit Contains:
· A Shrinky Dink® sheet to make a medallion of your hero (you will color, cut out and shrink the medallion—instructions included)
· Your hero’s biography to read together to learn what they did to help the environment
· An Explorer’s Journal to document your summer nature fun
¨ Start Exploring Nature
· Show your hero all of the wonderful places that we have to enjoy the environment today. This includes special places in your own yard, neighborhood parks, nature centers, gardens, or even your summer vacation destinations. You get to choose how you would like to explore. Go for a hike, go fishing, take a bike ride, have a picnic or build a fort.
· Like us on Facebook for suggestions on locations and activities around the Fox Valley to try. To track your visits, fill out a section of the included Explorer’s Journal for each location. Turn in your journal with at least 3 locations visited to receive your FREE Passport to Nature pin!
· Each time you take your hero out to explore the environment, take a picture and post it via Facebook or Instagram with #Passport2Nature. Our goal is to not only celebrate all of the great locations that you explore this summer, but help inspire others to explore as well.
Visit Your Local Library
Libraries in Appleton, Menasha, Neenah, Kaukauna, and Kimberly/Little Chute will have books about Environmental Heroes for you to explore.