Welcome to Explorers

Get ready for new discoveries, adventures, friendships, and fun experiences in the great outdoors. We welcome you to Essex Land Trust (ELT) Explorers! Whether you’re already a hiker or new to the trails, we’re thrilled to have you join our community. Let’s explore nature together, learn about our woodlands, and make memories that will last a lifetime!

About Explorers

The land trust Explorer Program will help you to discover nature, explore our preserves, and learn about the great outdoors through fun activities that you can do with your family and friends. Check here for scavenger hunts, nature-based crafting events, and other activities that you might enjoy. Land trust Explorer materials can be downloaded or picked up at the Essex or Ivoryton Libraries.

Tracking your Progress:

  • Use the Explorer Program Achievements Card to track your progress.
  • Collect your Sticker from the library when you complete a Scavenger Hunt or from an ELT Volunteer when you participate in a land trust program.
  • When you have completed all the activities on the Program Achievements Scorecard, bring your completed card to the Essex Library or the Ivoryton Library for your prize.
  • Click on the image to download your scorecard

Ideas and Feedback

We are excited to launch the ELT Explorer Program. As we continue to develop our children’s hiking and outdoors program, we would love to hear your ideas and feedback! We’re committed to creating an engaging and educational experience that instills a love for nature in young adventurers. What activities do you think would be most enjoyable and beneficial for kids? Are there any specific skills or topics you believe should be emphasized? Your input will help us craft a program that inspires children to explore the great outdoors while fostering their physical, mental, and emotional development. Thank you for your input! Please send your feedback to our Programs Chair, Tom Gezo, tom.gezo@essexlandtrust.org.