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The mission of the PEBC
is to be a vehicle for understanding and appreciating the natural
wonders in our own backyards.

Nature Packs


The PEBC is offering a new, free, fun experience - Nature Packs!

Check out a Nature Pack today for a weekend or for family vacation fun. The Nature Packs are designed with families, youth groups, schools and home schools in mind. Each pack contains activities suitable for both individual explorations, as well as, groups. Packs can be checked out for up to two weeks at a time.

Birding Adventures Nature Pack

Birds are amazing and fascinating creatures. Learning to identify birds can be tricky. This backpack provides you with all the tools needed to help observe and identify our feathered neighbors outside.


Geology Rocks! Nature Pack

Learn about rocks and minerals, fossils, the dirt on soil, growing crystals, testing the hardness of minerals, how rocks are formed, plate tectonics and making your own volcano. This backpack has it all.


Outdoor Skills Nature Pack

This pack will help you learn about campfire cookin' with a dutch oven, canoeing basics, reading a compass and orienteering, making a first aid kit, learning fishing techniques, tying a variety of knots and much more.


Nocturnal Nature Pack

Why be nocturnal? In this backpack, you will learn that by "taking the night shift" a whole group of predators and prey does not have to compete for food with the creatures who are active in daytime. Learn about night creatures such as moths, bats, owls, crickets, frogs and toads. Take a night hike - enjoy the stars - and see what the area looks like from the creatures of the night.


Please check back - the following Nature Packs are in progress: Insects, Mammals, Pond, Prairie, Trees and Wildflowers.


For more information please call 507-662-5064