Memorial Hall Library

Getting Kids Outdoors & Learning

Resources for Outdoor Adventures & Online Learning

Scheduled hikes & other activities

Letterboxing is a “treasure hunt” outdoor activity, using clues and ink stamps. You can learn more at, which has info on getting started and a kids’ section.

For Bird Lovers

  • The free phone app Merlin, produced by the Cornell Ornithology Lab, offers an easy way to identify birds with your kids. Just notice the bird’s location, size, and feather colors, and Merlin instantly gives 5 likely matches for your bird, plus recorded calls and bird songs.
  • Memorial Hall Library subscribes to Birds of the World, available at home to Andover library cardholders.
  • Audubon sponsors The Great Backyard Bird Count for birdwatchers of all experience levels and ages.
  • Project FeederWatch lets kids and adults record data as they watch birds in their backyards or schoolyards. Their observations help scientists track movements and trends in bird populations.


Read More about Children's Nature Deficit

School Gardens & Outdoor Classroom Resources

Outdoor Education & Connections