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Nature Discovery Kits

We are excited to announce our new Nature Discovery Kits this summer allowing children to explore nature at home, running from the weeks of July 7 – August 11, 2020! SHOP NOW

Sarett Naturalists have created six weeks of fun and interesting kits to keep your child entertained and engaged in nature this summer! Every week a different nature themed kit will be mailed to you or picked up at the Nature Center and contain 3-4 activities and supplies based on the weeks theme, as well as a link to a specially made nature video made by the Sarett Naturalists to go along with the theme!

The box may include field guides, DIY crafts, activity ideas, DIY projects, gear to help you explore, art supplies, paper handouts, and more! The videos will feature fun facts from Sarett Naturalists, animals and plants at Sarett, instructions for crafts and activities, and more! You will also receive a parent page with more detailed information to help guide you and learn along side your child. 

Purchase individual kits or a six-week subscription of all the different kits for a reduced price! Kits are available for ages 4-7 or 8+.

To see the kit descriptions and sign-up, go to our online store HERE.

You must pre-order these kits. Questions? Email us at

If you opted for in person pick-up – Pick up for week one kits starts Tuesday, July 7 and continues every Tuesday for the next six weeks for subsequent boxes. Curbside pick-up on Tuesday’s will be between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm at the nature center. Please call us at (269) 927-4832 when you arrive and we can bring the box to your car or set it on a table for you. Thank you!

4-7 Year Old Kit Example: Insect Investigations 
Description: There are more types of insects in the world than all other animal groups combined. Kids will learn about these amazing creatures and their unique adaptations with a series of videos, a craft, a book, games to play with parents or siblings, and supplies to create their own “Insect Book.”

This Nature Discovery Kit includes:

  • An informative Parent Page
  • Bugs A to Z book
  • Bag of Bugs and suggested activities
  • Craft and booklet supplies
  • Video links


8+ Kit Example: Outdoor Adventures

Description: Give your child the chance to gain self-reliance in the outdoors by learning (and practicing) some basic outdoor skills. Video segments will demonstrate the skills. Directed activities, game suggestions and puzzle worksheets will provide practice opportunities.

This Nature Discovery Kit includes:

  • An informative Parent Page
  • Survivor Kid
  • Bandana
  • Knot tying materials
  • Orienteering compass
  • Signal whistle
  • Activity pages