Check Out Washington!

Washington State Parks have teamed-up with Washington State Libraries to help local families explore spectacular State Parks. Check Out Washington! daypacks are available for check out at all NOLS locations. Daypacks are filled with tools for exploring parks, including trail and field guides, a map of state parks, and binoculars. Families who check out a pack will have access to a seven-day Discover Pass which allows entrance to all WA State Parks.

Exploring local parks is great at any age, and research shows that kids who are encouraged to explore their surroundings are more motivated to become curious, engaged learners. When it’s time to return the pack, the North Olympic Library System has lots of resources to pique that curiosity. The Library has books and other materials for all ages about the trails, history, geology, plants, and animals of Washington State.

NOLS thanks its many partners, including WA State Parks, WA Parks Foundation, WA State Library, WA Department of Fish & Wildlife, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Department of Natural Resources.