Free Resource for Hands-On Learning
These unique, interdisciplinary teaching tools designed to educate and engage students about local wildlife while building on fundamental disciplines like art, language arts, math, physical education, science and social studies.
“These trunks allow educators to bring wildlife into their classrooms with hands-on teaching tools like real pelts and activities to learn about the biology and ecology of the wildlife represented,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Education and Outreach specialist Kerry Wixted said.
Each trunk contains an educator guide with background information, lesson plans and hands-on K-12 activities, as well as activity supplies, books, furs, replica tracks, videos and other hands-on items for a complete educational experience.
Wildlife education trunks are available for a variety of subjects, including aquatic invasive species, bats, black bears, furbearers, white-tailed deer and wild turkeys.