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Missions
Our librarians have put together several activities, for a variety of challenges and levels. Complete an activity and you might unlock a more advanced one, and bragging rights, cool badges and maybe even a prize!

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100 Things To Do Before Kindergarten

List of fun things to do with your child before they enter kindergarten.



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50 Pts

2023 Summer Fun at the Library!

Come to the Lamar Public Library for our fun summer events!

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50 Pts

2023 Summer Fun at the Library!

Come to the Lamar Public Library for our fun summer events!

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50 Pts

2023 Summer Fun at the Library!

Come to the Lamar Public Library for our fun summer events!

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50 Pts

2023 Summer Fun at the Library!

Come to the Lamar Public Library for our fun summer events!

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50 Pts

2023 Summer Fun at the Library!

Come to the Lamar Public Library for our fun summer events!

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100 Pts

3rd-5th Reading Around

Books can take you around the world and back, even if you're only in your backyard! Show us all the fun and exciting places you read by taking a picture everywhere you take your book. Get out and read! 

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100 Pts

Adult Investigative Intern

Investigative journalists dig deep to work to expose the world of crimes, corruption, and more. Use your investigative skills to determine whether these facts are true or false. Dig deep and see what you can uncover!




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Adventure Begins at Your Library

Summer time is a great time to try new things! Let's start with new things you can try at your Lamar Public Library!

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100 Pts

Alphabet Walk

Go for a walk and look for letters of the alphabet all around you! For example, two branches on the ground might form the letter T. The goal is to find the letters without having to move items around to create the letter. Mark off each letter as you find it!



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100 Pts

Alphabet Walk

Go for a walk and look for letters of the alphabet all around you! For example, two branches on the ground might form the letter T. The goal is to find the letters without having to move items around to create the letter. Mark off each letter as you find it!



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100 Pts

Alphabet Walk

Go for a walk and look for letters of the alphabet all around you! For example, two branches on the ground might form the letter T. The goal is to find the letters without having to move items around to create the letter. Mark off each letter as you find it!



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30 Pts

Art, History & Culture

Whether you want to explore the sea for yourself or learn about the past, there are missions here for you! There are things here for preschoolers to adult!

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10 Pts

Austria



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100 Pts

Can You Guess? Camping Edition

We are going on a camping trip, but first we need to pack! Below are the definitions for 18 items you should bring camping. Enter a correct answer for each one to complete.

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25 Pts

Captain's Log

Captain’s logs and ship’s logs have a rich history, and provide insight into how life on seafaring vessels went (and still go today). Continue this tradition by keeping track of what, where, and how you read this summer. 

Challenge yourself to complete at least five tasks from the list below. How many can you complete?

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50 Pts

Classic Fun

Complete 3 or more activities to earn the badge.


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Colors!

Complete 3 or more activities to earn the badge.


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50 Pts

Community Connections

A list of activities to help you engage with your community in new and meaningful ways.

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50 Pts

Community Helpers

Complete 3 or more activities to earn the badge.


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50 Pts

Counting Challenge

Complete 3 or more missions to earn the badge.


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10 Pts

Czech Republic



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Eastern Africa

Eastern Africa includes Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Reunion, Seychelles, Somalia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Sudan.

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80 Pts

England

We bet you have read many of these already! Go ahead and mark them down if you have a try a new one!

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European Layovers



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30 Pts

Explore Ocean Animals

Watch at least three short but cool videos about different ocean animals.

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60 Pts

France

You've probably read some of these already! Mark them off and try something new!

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20 Pts

Germany



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50 Pts

Get Moving & Grooving

Complete 3 or more activities to earn the badge.


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20 Pts

Greece

Enjoy a sun-drenched vacation in a historical land.

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10 Pts

Hungary



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10 Pts

Iceland



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30 Pts

Ireland

A bit of blarney, a modicum of Murder, and a whole lot of fun -- welcome to Ireland!

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30 Pts

Italy

The Renaissance, amazing artists, tourism, beautiful cities, unique scenery, lyrical language -- fashion, opera, luxury, religion ... Italy has it all. Including, dare we say it, remarkable books!

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Just For Fun!



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50 Pts

Kids Alphabet Walk

Go for a walk and look for letters of the alphabet all around you! For example, two branches on the ground might form the letter T. The goal is to find the letters without having to move items around to create the letter. Take a picture of each letter and upload below.



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100 Pts

Kindness Counts

Do something nice and show kindness to others! These activities are great ways to show your generosity.



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Learning About Lamar - 3rd-5th



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Learning About Lamar - 6th-8th



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Learning About Lamar - Adults



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Learning About Lamar - K-2nd



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Library Events



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50 Pts

Little Explorers

Get your little ones to expand their horizons. This can be accomplished by trying something new or seeing things in a different light. Teach your little ones that you don’t have to travel far to explore new things—wonderment can be found everywhere!



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Middle Africa

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe are all part of Central or Middle Africa. 

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70 Pts

Modern Wonders

There are seven modern wonders of the world. Do you know where they are? Enter the name of the country for each of the seven modern wonders.

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70 Pts

Modern Wonders

There are seven modern wonders of the world. Do you know where they are? Enter the name of the country for each of the seven modern wonders.

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70 Pts

Modern Wonders

There are seven modern wonders of the world. Do you know where they are? Enter the name of the country for each of the seven modern wonders.

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70 Pts

Modern Wonders

There are seven modern wonders of the world. Do you know where they are? Enter the name of the country for each of the seven modern wonders.

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Northern Africa

North Africa includes Algeria, the Canary Islands, Ceuta, Egypt, Libya, Madeira, Melilla, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and Western Sahara.

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100 Pts

Oceans of Fun

How much do you really know about the ocean? Here is your chance to test your knowledge with our ocean trivia quiz!

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50 Pts

Once Upon a Time

Complete 3 or more activities to earn the badge.


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100 Pts

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Use a camera or phone to take pictures of the following things. 


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25 Pts

Pirate Scavenger Hunt

Arrgh! Think you are ready to be a pirate? Can you find at least 5 pirate-themed items. Look around your house, the library, park, all around you!

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20 Pts

Poland

Poland is located at the heart of the European continent. The country is a meeting place not only for cultures and ideas, but also for conflict and confrontation. You will see that for yourself in these excellent books!

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10 Pts

Portugal



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50 Pts

Pre-K Little Explorers

Get your little ones to expand their horizons. This can be accomplished by trying something new or seeing things in a different light. Teach your little ones that you don’t have to travel far to explore new things—wonderment can be found everywhere!



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100 Pts

Random Acts of Kindness

Small gestures make the most difference on a daily basis. It's easy to get so preoccupied with our own lives that we forget about others, but with just one simple act of kindness, we can change the way someone else's day goes, and we can better ourselves and the world in the process. This challenge is designed for you to take the time to do something for someone else — and hopefully they will pay it forward to the next person!



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50 Pts

Reading Around

Books can take you around the world and back, even if you're only in your backyard! Show us all the fun and exciting places you read by taking a picture everywhere you take your book. Get out and read! 

*Please note your pictures will only visible to library staff


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50 Pts

Reading Around

Books can take you around the world and back, even if you're only in your backyard! Show us all the fun and exciting places you read by marking each place you read. Get out and read!



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50 Pts

Reading Around

Books can take you around the world and back, even if you're only in your backyard! Show us all the fun and exciting places you read by marking each place you read. Get out and read!



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50 Pts

Reading Around

Books can take you around the world and back, even if you're only in your backyard! Show us all the fun and exciting places you read by marking each place you read. Get out and read!



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50 Pts

Reading Beyond

Go beyond just reading this summer! Mix up how or where you read, or maybe what you do after reading a book.

Challenge yourself to complete at least five tasks from the list below. How many can you complete?



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10 Pts

Romania

The history of Romania is a dark one, fraught with superstition and scary stuff. Books bring it to life -- from the safety of the couch!

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Russia

Visit Russia -- a country with a varied history and some amazing works of literature!

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50 Pts

Scavenger Hunt

Time for some outdoor fun! Walk around your city or town and see what you can find for each letter of the alphabet. Bring a camera or list and pencil to keep track of the items you find. We've included some examples, but what else can you find? Good luck!

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20 Pts

Scotland

Whether in need of a fun Scottish cozy mystery or a dark thriller, and whether you want some time in the Highlands or time in the City, Scotland is a great place for a reading vacation!

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Share the Joy

Let's work together! Complete the activities below with your little one.

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Southern Africa

Southern Africa includes the nations of Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa.

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20 Pts

Spain

Known for its sunshine and exotic beaches, Spain is rich in history and literature!

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20 Pts

Sweden

Sweden -- lush forests, 24,000 lakes -- plenty of room for mystery and suspense!

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20 Pts

Switzerland

Beautiful Switzerland -- home of peace and and big hotels and sanatoriums (all of which are good for reading!)

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250 Pts

The Five Practices Outside

There are five simple, powerful, and fun practices that parents/caregivers are encouraged to incorporate into their everyday lives that can help establish a strong foundation for early literacy. Those practices are: Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing, and Playing. Try to incorporate the outdoors in each practice and have fun! 

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20 Pts

The Netherlands

Much like the books in this list, the Netherlands is an open-minded, picturesque country with charming seaside fishing villages and bustling modern cities! Enjoy the reads!

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10 Pts

Ukraine

Ukraine -- a country whose tragedy is that it is "between" -- but which has more going for it, as shown in books about it!

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Use Your Library!

Make the library a priority in your life!


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Virtual Scavenger Hunt 2023

type your answers. Case does not count.

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Wellness Activities 2024

Do at least three activities and be entered into a drawing for a gift!

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Western Africa

Included in this region are Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, the Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

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50 Pts

Learn About Smokey Bear

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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Learn About Smokey Bear

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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Learn About Smokey Bear

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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100 Pts

Traveling to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! In ancient Greek mythology, Artemis was the goddess of the Moon and twin sister to the sun god Apollo. Much like NASA’s Apollo program, which took humans to the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s, the Artemis program will take humans, including the first woman and the first person of color, back to the Moon and prepare us for traveling to Mars and beyond for the first time.

The following activities are all about the Artemis program and NASA’s plans for a new generation of crewed spaceflight. Complete three of the six activities to earn your “Moon, Mars, and Beyond” badge.

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100 Pts

Traveling to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! In ancient Greek mythology, Artemis was the goddess of the Moon and twin sister to the sun god Apollo. Much like NASA’s Apollo program, which took humans to the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s, the Artemis program will take humans, including the first woman and the first person of color, back to the Moon and prepare us for traveling to Mars and beyond for the first time.

The following activities are all about the Artemis program and NASA’s plans for a new generation of crewed spaceflight. Complete three of the six activities to earn your “Moon, Mars, and Beyond” badge.

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100 Pts

Traveling to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! In ancient Greek mythology, Artemis was the goddess of the Moon and twin sister to the sun god Apollo. Much like NASA’s Apollo program, which took humans to the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s, the Artemis program will take humans, including the first woman and the first person of color, back to the Moon and prepare us for traveling to Mars and beyond for the first time.

The following activities are all about the Artemis program and NASA’s plans for a new generation of crewed spaceflight. Complete three of the six activities to earn your “Moon, Mars, and Beyond” badge.

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100 Pts

Traveling to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! In ancient Greek mythology, Artemis was the goddess of the Moon and twin sister to the sun god Apollo. Much like NASA’s Apollo program, which took humans to the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s, the Artemis program will take humans, including the first woman and the first person of color, back to the Moon and prepare us for traveling to Mars and beyond for the first time.

The following activities are all about the Artemis program and NASA’s plans for a new generation of crewed spaceflight. Complete three of the six activities to earn your “Moon, Mars, and Beyond” badge.

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100 Pts

Back to the Moon with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! Going back to the Moon and building a permanent presence on the lunar surface is a crucial step towards putting humans on Mars for the first time.

Learn all about NASA’s plans for lunar exploration and earn the "Back to the Moon" badge by completing four of the eight activities below!

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100 Pts

Back to the Moon with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! Going back to the Moon and building a permanent presence on the lunar surface is a crucial step towards putting humans on Mars for the first time.

Learn all about NASA’s plans for lunar exploration and earn the "Back to the Moon" badge by completing four of the eight activities below!

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100 Pts

Back to the Moon with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! Going back to the Moon and building a permanent presence on the lunar surface is a crucial step towards putting humans on Mars for the first time.

Learn all about NASA’s plans for lunar exploration and earn the "Back to the Moon" badge by completing four of the eight activities below!

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50 Pts

Campfire Safety

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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Campfire Safety

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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Campfire Safety

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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100 Pts

Many Miles to Mars with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! The Artemis program is all about sending humans back to the Moon in preparation for an even more challenging goal: human travel to Mars, the Red Planet!

Earn this badge and learn more about Mars by completing three of the five activities below!

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100 Pts

Many Miles to Mars with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! The Artemis program is all about sending humans back to the Moon in preparation for an even more challenging goal: human travel to Mars, the Red Planet!

Earn this badge and learn more about Mars by completing three of the five activities below!

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100 Pts

Many Miles to Mars with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! The Artemis program is all about sending humans back to the Moon in preparation for an even more challenging goal: human travel to Mars, the Red Planet!

Earn this badge and learn more about Mars by completing three of the five activities below!

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100 Pts

Many Miles to Mars with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! The Artemis program is all about sending humans back to the Moon in preparation for an even more challenging goal: human travel to Mars, the Red Planet!

Earn this badge and learn more about Mars by completing three of the five activities below!

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100 Pts

Nature Adventure

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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Nature Adventure

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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Nature Adventure

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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Nature Adventure

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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200 Pts

Planning and Prototyping with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! Space travel requires massive amounts of planning, design, prototyping, and testing to ensure the vehicles and tools sent with astronauts into space are safe and reliable.

Dive deeper into NASA’s planning and prototyping process for the Artemis missions and earn this badge by completing three of the five activities below!

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200 Pts

Planning and Prototyping with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! Space travel requires massive amounts of planning, design, prototyping, and testing to ensure the vehicles and tools sent with astronauts into space are safe and reliable.

Dive deeper into NASA’s planning and prototyping process for the Artemis missions and earn this badge by completing three of the five activities below!

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200 Pts

Planning and Prototyping with NASA’s Artemis Project

NASA is taking the first step in the next era of human exploration with the Artemis spaceflight program! Space travel requires massive amounts of planning, design, prototyping, and testing to ensure the vehicles and tools sent with astronauts into space are safe and reliable.

Dive deeper into NASA’s planning and prototyping process for the Artemis missions and earn this badge by completing three of the five activities below!

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50 Pts

Tree Exploration

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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Tree Exploration

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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Tree Exploration

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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Tree Exploration

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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100 Pts

Career Exploration

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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100 Pts

Career Exploration

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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100 Pts

Career Exploration

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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50 Pts

Wildfire Science

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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Wildfire Science

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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Wildfire Science

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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Wildfire Science

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200 Pts

Make a Difference

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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200 Pts

Make a Difference

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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200 Pts

Make a Difference

Complete at least two of these Smokey Bear activities and earn a badge!

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