(From Show Low Public Library’s Facebook page)

Citizen Science Backpacks are available for checkout starting April 28th [at the Show Low Public Library]! The backpacks can be checked-out for use while hiking our beautiful trails. They include items that will help you “Leave No Trace” as you take in the sights and sounds of nature. Each backpack contains a pair of binoculars, a compass, a supply of garbage bags, a tool for picking up your trash or any trash you may come across as you are hiking, an activity book with tons of ideas on how to make the most of your adventure, information on why it’s important to “Leave No Trace” and a scavenger hunt game with daubers to mark your card as you spot animals, bugs, and plant life. For each filled card that you bring back to the library, you will receive a free book about nature! These backpacks were made possible with a grant through the Network of the National Library of Medicine “All of Us” program and in partnership with SciStarter.