Lunetta Explorer Bags
Check out an Adventure! Borrow a bag of explorer tools along with ideas for exploring nature. Get ideas for where to go and what to do to explore nature in Westchester County, New York.
As of July 2020, eight area libraries in Westchester County offer free loans of Mr. Lunetta’s Explorer Bags, a backpack with binoculars, other study tools and ideas for adults and children to explore local nature. [Participating Libraries]
The Explorer Bags are a joint project between Chappaqua Library and Saw Mill River Audubon supported by donations given in memory of Chappaqua naturalist Donald Lunetta. [Who is Mr. Lunetta?]
what’s in the bags?
who is Mr. Lunetta?
For more than forty years, Don Lunetta was a neighbor of Saw Mill River Audubon’s Pinecliff Sanctuary in Chappaqua.Don watched over Pinecliff Sanctuary and he also introduced visitors to sanctuary wildlife.
After Don’s death in July 2016, both the Chappaqua Library and Saw Mill River Audubon received donations in memory of Don Lunetta.
In consultation with Don’s wife, Jo Lunetta, a Chappaqua Library staff member, the Mr. Lunetta’s Explorer Bag project was begun to celebrate and continue Don’s lifelong work of connecting people with nature.
As of July 2020, eight public libraries in Westchester County have Mr. Lunetta’s Explorer Bags for free loan.