Youth Nature Explorer Backpack


Ideal for inspiring families with children to explore the great outdoors, each backpack includes information about Princeton open spaces, compass, binoculars, magnifying glass, New Jersey pocket field guides and more. Funded by the Princeton Environmental Film Festival and a generous donation made in the name of Cole Morano.


Your backpack includes:

  • Black pouch containing brochures and maps from various local open spaces
  • Compass
  • Binoculars
  • Magnifying Glass
  • New Jersey Nature Set
    • Trees And Wildflowers
    • Birds
    • Wildlife
  • Learn & Live Quick Reference Cards
    • Cloud Cards
    • Wayfinding
    • First Aid
  • Leave No Trace Ethics Reference Cards in English and Spanish


  • Compass: For more information on using a compass, check out the Learn & Live Quick Reference Card on Wayfinding included in your backpack. You can also check out this video.
  • The “Leave No Trace” ethics card includes tips for being prepared before you go on your outdoor adventure, choosing the right path, how to stay safe, and remaining respectful of outdoor, natural spaces.

Additional Resources

Ideas for Use

Check out a backpack and visit a local open space. Here are several ideas for places to visit:

Explore and share your observations from the natural world with iNaturalist app, a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.

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