SEARSPORT — Friends of Sears Island will be offering free “Patterns in Nature” grab-and-go activity kits this month for children. This kit will include materials to make a suncatcher inspired by designs in nature, a mandala decoration, and a pattern walk scavenger hunt. Educational handouts about math in nature covering concepts such as symmetry, Fibonnaci numbers, and fractals will be in the kit as well! 

The kits are free and intended for children ages 5-12. Donations to Friends of Sears Island are always greatly appreciated to allow the organization to continue to offer programming to all at no cost. Quantities are limited and will be distributed to families on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot accommodate requests for kits for classrooms, but teachers are welcome to request free PDFs of handouts via email. To request a kit for your child, please email After receiving a confirmation email, families can pick up their kits from Nov. 16-30 at the Carver Memorial Library in Searsport.

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