Kestrel members can borrow boots, gear and books from The Get Outside Center, free of charge, for up to two weeks. Contact us or drop by to find out exactly what is available.
Our lending library contains over one hundred books and guides, including everything from expert level field guides to books for young children
We have Bogs rainboots in toddler, kids, and adult sizes, and insulated Bogs boots in adult sizes.
We loan out binoculars, orienteering compasses, and snorkeling sets. Just about everything our instructors use on our field programs.
If you want to get really in depth: Our Get Outside Kits are designed to get your outside and learning.
A full kit has all a teacher will need to get their whole class outdoors doing real science.
If you just want to explore with your friends or family, or solo, just check out what you need!
Gear must be returned in same condition within 14 days of the loan period, unless you request an extension. You are responsible for damaged or lost gear.
This loan program was made possible thanks to the generous contributions of companies like Bogs Footwear and organizations like the Brookline Bird Club.