We are now mailing prizes to ecoEXPLORERS! If you would like to redeem your points for prizes please fill out this form (opens external link). Please note, we currently don’t have the funds to mail prizes to participants who live outside of North Carolina.

Prizes

  • GoPro Action Camera 1200 points
    GoPro Action Camera
    1200 points

    Get ready to explore like never before!! This GoPro Hero 8 action camera is totally waterproof and can go with you anywhere to capture high-resolution photos and videos of nature. Includes awesome features like image stabilization, slow-mo video, and a protective silicone case. Micro SD card not included.

    One per person
  • Echo Meter Bat Detector 900 points
    Echo Meter Bat Detector
    900 points

    Turn your Android phone, iPhone, or tablet into a state-of-the-art bat detector. This allows you to listen and record bat echolocations in real-time and identify nearby bat species.

  • Digital Microscope 800 points
    Digital Microscope
    800 points

    Take a closer look at nature with this powerful digital microscope! Featuring an LCD screen and a built-in 5MP camera, you can zoom in up to 160x to see (and take pictures) of the tiniest details. Includes rechargeable battery for on-the-go use, and USB connection for Apple and PC computers.

    One per person
  • Kodak Digital Camera 500 points
    Kodak Digital Camera
    500 points

    This small, lightweight digital camera is perfect for snapping your plant and wildlife photos! This camera has 5x optical zoom, 28 mm wide angle and 16 megapixels. Comes with rechargeable Li-ion battery and USB cable.

  • Trail Camera 250 points
    Trail Camera
    250 points

    This trail camera will help you capture the animals that visit your backyard. This camera has 12 Megapixel full color resolution, long night vision range, and personalized function options such as time-lapse, password protection, timing photos, and more. These cameras require a memory card up to 32 GB and 8 AA batteries (not included.)

    One per person per field season
  • Cargo Vest 175 points
    Cargo Vest
    175 points

    This is perfect vest for your many adventures! Store your field tools in the roomy pockets and iron on your ecoEXPLORE badges-to proudly show off all of your hard work helping scientists.

  • Fishing Pole 150 points
    Fishing Pole
    150 points

    Be sure to snatch up this prize to help you snag that big catch! This is an all-in-one fishing rod with fishing line and tackle box including a selection of crankbaits, float bobbers, jig heads, soft lures, swivels and sinkers suited to a range of different fishing situations.

  • Bushnell Powerview Binoculars 100 points
    Bushnell Powerview Binoculars
    100 points

    These lightweight yet durable binoculars will allow you to spot birds, treetops, distant butterflies and much more. Size 8” x 21”.

    One per person per field season
  • Pocket Microscope 100 points
    Pocket Microscope
    100 points

    Investigate the world's smallest details wherever you are! This handy microscope magnifies 60x-120x and fits in your pocket. LED light is powered by 1 AA battery (not included).

  • Gardener Tool Set 90 points
    Gardener Tool Set
    90 points

    Time to get dirty! Start your own garden with this garden tool set made just for you! This set includes a canvas tote, shovel, rake, fork, watering can; and kid-sized gloves. All of the tools have rounded edges to ensure safe garden fun.**On sale for 45 points during Botany Field Season (March - April)**

    One per person per field season
  • Bird Feeder 90 points
    Bird Feeder
    90 points

    This feeder is easy to setup and perfect for attracting local birds to photograph! Featuring all-metal accents, an easy-to-fill lid, and 4 feeding perches. Bird seed not included!!

    One per person per field season
  • Bee House 85 points
    Bee House
    85 points

    Bee houses are a great addition to any garden! These are built to provide important nesting and shelter for cavity-nesting solitary bees like Mason bees.

  • Field Bag 75 points
    Field Bag
    75 points

    This field bag is the perfect size to keep all of your field tools and display your hard-earned ecoEXPLORE Field Badges.

  • Collapsible Aquatic Net 75 points
    Collapsible Aquatic Net
    75 points

    This aquatic net is especially designed for young explorers. The 42 inch collapsible handle makes it easy to store and take with you on all of your adventures. The netting is lightweight yet strong enough to hold even your largest catch.

  • UV Flashlight 75 points
    UV Flashlight
    75 points

    This amazing tool can help you spotlight mushrooms, plants, and animals that reflect UV light. Battery is rechargeable with USB plug.

  • Audubon Bird Call 50 points
    Audubon Bird Call
    50 points

    This tool will help you attract birds while you're out exploring! The bird call's sound is produced by rotating the zinc plug against the wooden cylinder. By varying the pressure between the two surfaces while twisting back and forth, a variety of bird sounds can be accurately imitated.

    Two per person per field season
  • Audubon Singing Stuffed Bird 45 points
    Audubon Singing Stuffed Bird
    45 points

    These cute stuffed birds play the authentic bird call with a squeeze of your hand. Collect them all!(Species availability may vary)

  • Pocket Naturalist Field Guide 40 points
    Pocket Naturalist Field Guide
    40 points

    This handy, weatherproof guide is perfect for taking out on the trail. Each guide opens up to 12 full-color, laminated panels loaded with information. Please let us know your preferred guide with your prize request (40 points each): North Carolina Birds, North Carolina Wildlife, North Carolina Trees & Wildflowers, Bees & Other Pollinators, Animal Tracks, Bugs and Slugs, Trees, Reptiles & Amphibians, Freshwater Fishes, Dragonflies & Damselflies, Mushrooms.

  • Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books 35 points
    Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books
    35 points

    Create your own field guide with these coloring books. Each drawing is accompanied by a brief description that educates as it entertains. Place the new color stickers next to the drawings for a visual reference while coloring. Coloring the drawings helps reinforce the color, image, and shape of each organism, improving your memory and perception while offering a pleasant and easy way to learn.

  • Bugnoculars (SALE) 32 points
    Bugnoculars (SALE)
    32 points

    Get an up-close view of bugs and nature with Bugnoculars. Catch and observe critters, leaves, flowers, and more in this bug-friendly, light-weight container with built-in magnifiers and air holes. *On sale for Entomology Season (July-Aug)!

    Two per person per field season
  • Collapsible Butterfly Habitat (SALE) 30 points
    Collapsible Butterfly Habitat (SALE)
    30 points

    This is a great collapsible, easy to carry insect habitat. Throw it in your field pack and you're ready to catch and observe all kinds of insect species. You can also use it to rear caterpillars that you find! *On sale for 50% points during Entomology Field Season

    Two per person per field season
  • Insect Net (SALE) 27 points
    Insect Net (SALE)
    27 points

    This is a professional quality insect net is designed especially for kids and beginning collectors! The fine mesh net is suitable for catching everything from insects to very delicate butterflies and the collapsible handle allows for easy storage. *On sale for Entomology Season (July-Aug)!

    Two per person per field season
  • Mini Plant Press 24 points
    Mini Plant Press
    24 points

    Plant presses are used to preserve plant specimens, such as leaves or even an entire plant. Once a plant is collection and pressed, it can be used to create a herbarium specimen and/or photograph. This small plant press is an easy size to bring into the field.

    One per person per field season
  • Rite in the Rain Journal 20 points
    Rite in the Rain Journal
    20 points

    Don't let the rain stop you from taking field notes. This journal is 100% waterproof!

  • ecoEXPLORE Hand Lens 15 points
    ecoEXPLORE Hand Lens
    15 points

    This lens is ideal for examining tree buds, insects, small salamanders, or any small plant or animal. The tool includes two lenses for two levels of magnification.

    Two per person per field season
  • Wildflower Seeds 15 points
    Wildflower Seeds
    15 points

    Grow your own wildflower garden with a mix of annual and perennial plants native to the southeastern United States.**On sale for 7 points during Botany Field Season (March-April)**

    One per person per field season
  • ecoEXPLORE Magnifying Insect Box (SALE) 5 points
    ecoEXPLORE Magnifying Insect Box (SALE)
    5 points

    Not only does this 2” wide box allow you to keep small animals contained as you photograph them before releasing, the magnifying top is a handy tool to get a close look at beetles, ants or other small wildlife. *On sale for Entomology Season (July-Aug)!

    Two per person per field season
  • ecoEXPLORE Sticker 5 points
    ecoEXPLORE Sticker
    5 points

    Show your ecoEXPLORE pride with this durable sticker. These are perfect additions to any water bottle, notebook, or even an adult's car!