Discovery Kits

items in the discovery kit

In honor of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial on May 14, 2004, Wolfner created two packs geared toward group activity programming. The two kits are Discovering Lewis and Clark: The Corps of Discovery in Missouri and Discovering Lewis and Clark: The Corps of Discovery in the West. These multi-sensory kits contain everything you need to conduct fun, educational activities on the expedition theme.

The Discovery Kits can be enjoyed by all ages. The items engage each of the five senses, so the programs are accessible to everyone regardless of disabilities. The kits contain:

  • Timeline and tactile map of the Lewis and Clark route
  • Sample pages reproduced from the original journals
  • Wilderness-scented air fresheners
  • Recipes for authentic expedition dishes
  • Tactile objects such as buffalo hides and model boats
  • Replica tools and trade items
  • Photographs and prints
  • Video and CD
  • Leader's manual

There are enough materials in each kit to conduct several programs on Lewis and Clark's famous adventure.

The packs are loaned free-of-charge to patrons and institutions such as libraries, nursing homes, senior centers and schools; Wolfner Library even pays the shipping fees to send them out. However, borrowers are responsible for the return postage fee that is approximately $10.00. There is a four-week checkout period, and borrowers are limited to one kit at a time.

For more information on borrowing and ordering our Discovery Kits, contact the Reader Advisor for Institutions.

Discovery Kit Bibliography

(A detailed description of each kit's content.)

The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Reading List(Wolfner Library books in braille and on tape providing more entertainment and information.)