Sierra Vista Public Library Discovery Packs take learning outdoors

Sierra Vista Public Library Discovery Packs take learning outdoors

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Sierra Vista Public Library is offering explorers a chance to make their own amazing discoveries in the community with 'Discovery Packs'.

These new 'discovery packs' can be checked out by explorers of all ages for seven days; all that is needed is a library card. There is a different pack for everyone.

Interested in stars, but cannot afford a telescope, look no further than the 'telescope pack'; this pack was put together by the Huachuca Astronomy Club and is made available to all aspiring astronomers and is perfect for beginners and experts alike.  Included in the pack is a telescope, stand and an astronomy guide and manual.

Stars not your thing, how about bird or butterfly watching?  There is a 'birding/butterfly pack', sponsored by The Friends of The Sierra Vista Public Library. It comes with two binoculars, one for adults and one for children, as well as identification guides. Guaranteed fun for the whole family.

Coming soon to the Discovery Pack 'family' will be one on geocaching.  An outdoor recreational activity in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) or mobile device and other navigational techniques to find containers called 'geocaches' or 'caches' all over the world.  This pack is also sponsored by Friends of the Sierra Vista Public Library, and will contain an Xplorist GPS, manual and cable to download waypoints, as well as the 'Idiots guide to Geocaching'. Many who use this last pack will be pleasantly surprised about the hundreds of caches in the area.

Call (520) 458-4225 to learn more about the Discovery Packs or stop by the library and check one out to begin exploring today.

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