Driftless Passport

Become a Driftless Explorer

August 15 - October 15


The Gateway to The Driftless organization and the Cross Plains, Black Earth and Mazomanie Libraries have partnered on an activity to get area kids out and exploring the many natural resources in the Black Earth Creek watershed. “Become a Driftless Explorer” is open to kids through age 14 and their assisting adults/caregivers (Guides) to earn “treasure” by visiting at least 4 of the 13 sites contained in their Driftless Explorer Passport by October 15th. At each site, kids will be asked to record various activities they did, such as walk on a trail, look for butterflies, find some yellow flowers and/or take pictures to post on the Gateway’s Face Book or Instagram accounts.


Explorers can pick up their “Passport” to fun and adventure anytime at their local library to record any of the 13 area parks, trails or conservancies visited. Turn your passport in to your local Library on or before October 15th to receive your TREASURE:

· Kids Adventurer Treasure - 4 or more areas explored – a Kwik Trip Fresh Blends drink coupon and Library treasure

· Kids Explorer Treasure - 9 or more areas explored – a Cross Plains Culver’s Kid’s Meal & Kwik Trip drink coupons and Library treasure

· Guides Assisting Kids – Enter a drawing for a gift package of lovely items from the Ice Age Trail gift shop!

Many thanks to the local Kwik Trip Store and Cross Plains Culver’s for their generous donations toward this program.

Rosemary Garfoot Public Library
Family of Ducks on Black Earth Creek