Park travel backpacks are available for loan through the St. Johns County Public Library System for educators, homeschool parents, and families. Each backpack contains a book and hands-on materials to support the following topics: National Park Service, Wildlife, Early Florida, Colonial Games, and American Civil War.
National Park Service Travel Backpack
There are over 400 National Parks in the United States! Discover the parks, explore why they are special, and share with others what you learn.
Early Florida Travel Backpack
Built by the Spanish in St. Augustine to defend Florida and the Atlantic trade route, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument preserves the oldest masonry fortification in the continental United States and interprets more than 450 years of cultural intersections.Fort Matanzas National Monument preserves the fortified coquina watchtower, completed in 1742, which defended the southern approach to the settlement of St. Augustine. Explore curriculum!
Wildlife Travel Backpack
Did you know Fort Matanzas National Monument protects over 300 acres of Florida coastal environment containing dunes, marsh, maritime forest, and associated flora and fauna, including threatened and endangered species?
Colonial Games Travel Backpack
How do you spend your free time? What games and toys do you usually play? Ask your parents and grandparents, what did they like to play when they were young? Children in Colonial Florida had a lot of chores to do to help their families survive. Boys would chop wood, feed animals, and hunt. Girls would grind corn, spin, and weave. Many poorer children did not go to school. They learned to farm, hunt, cook, and sew from their families. Even though colonial kids worked hard, they still found time for outdoor fun, like swimming, fishing, and flying kites.
Learn about colonial games, explore coloring pages, and discover more online activities for kids.
American Civil War Travel Backpack
4,000,000 freed. 750,000 dead. 1 nation saved. From 1861 to 1865, the American union was broken as brother fought brother in a Civil War that remains a defining moment in our nation’s history. Its causes and consequences, including the continuing struggle for civil rights for all American, reverberate to this day. From battlefields to the homefront, the cost of war was steep and its lessons eternal.
How to Borrow?
Visit the St. Johns County Public Library System website. Locate the search tool and type in "National Park Service travel backpacks."
From there, select the backpack topic of your choice!
Last updated: May 20, 2022