· Together with an adult or older sibling read the instructions carefully
· Decide together if you need a helping hand
· Ask for permission before you build or set up any experiments or create any structures
· Stay on trails
· Don’t litter
· Explore with a gentle hand: don’t disturb animal habitats and nesting areas
· Do not pick up any animals! Most of them will bite or sting to defend themselves
· Don’t pick up feathers, bones, dead animals, or scat (animal poop)! They are full of germs!
· If you take plant, rock, water or soil samples, take only where you are allowed, take only a little, and only as much as you need
· Always wear sun protection Visiting National Parks or Nature Preserves
· Learn about and follow the special rules for this park or nature preserve Remember: Never explore near or in water without an adult
· Please follow all Federal and State guidelines for COVID19 safety measures for any place outside your own home.
· For tick safety, please check the Maine CDC tips on preventing tick bites: https://www.gov/ticks/avois/on_people.html
· Please exercise extreme caution; never let children out of sight and out of reach near any body of water