Trunks & Kits
Are you looking for hands-on on teaching resources for a specific topic?
There is an amazing array of educational trunks and kits available to
educators. Many of these trunks can be borrowed for a few weeks at a
time and contain fun hands-on props, posters, puppets, and activity
guides. Click on the item you are interested in to learn how you can
borrow one for your classroom, club, or nature center today.
may check out one of Wisconsin's bat educational trunks for use in the
classroom free of charge. There is a K-3 trunk and a 4-6 trunk. Each
trunk contains a teacher's guide to help the educator share information
about bats as well as many bat friendly books, posters, and videos.
Bird Monitoring Kit
bird monitoring kit contains the tools to help introduce birds to
students, build skills of observing birds in nature, and help them gain
knowledge about birds.
KEEP Energy Education Trunk is full of educational resources available
for Wisconsin KEEP teachers to borrow. The Trunk was developed with the
middle school student in mind, specifically grades 5-7. They contain
materials for five popular KEEP activities as well as energy education
videos and hands-on resources.
all live in a watershed with water pollution coming from many sources.
This model allows you to visually demonstrate how stormwater pollution
and runoff looks like. Rent the Enviroscape Watershed/Nonpoint Source
Model for free from the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education
Resource Library for your classroom today!
Emerald Ash Borer Kit
identification kit will help you learn how to recognize the signs of an
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation. You will also learn where these
beetles came from and why they are causing so many problems. The kit
includes adult and larval samples of the beetle, along with bark samples
showing typical EAB galleries.
Fishing for Fun Backpacks
These kits are assembled and
maintained by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Office in La
Crosse, WI and its friends group, Friends of the Upper
Fishery Services. The packs are also available in the greater La Crosse
area through libraries in the Winding Rivers Library System. Backpacks
aquatic theme with hands-on activities relating to fishing,
freshwater mussels, aquatic invertebrates and spending time near water
Great Lakes Invasive Species Identification Kit
kit can be used to help teach students of all ages how to recognize
some of the most common invasive species that are harming the Great
Lakes. An activity guide is also included to help you learn why these
species are causing problems and how to stop their spread. The kit
includes 10 preserved examples of both animal and plant species.
Groundwater Model is an interactive classroom tool that is designed to
show the flow of water and toxins though differing gradients. It can be
used in front of the classroom and is easily used by students
themselves. It demonstrates the flowage through confined and unconfined
aquifers as well as the effects of pumping these aquifers.
hand-crank generator is a great tool to learn the difference between an
incandescent light bulb and a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL). Use
your cranking power to discover how much energy it takes to light up
two different light bulbs. As you crank, a generator transforms your
muscle power into electrical energy.
High School Forestry Education Kits
high school forestry education kits contain equipment and tools to
teach tree identification and management, plot investigations, and
navigation using compasses.
Pedal Power® is a tool that you can use in your classroom to teach
about energy production, use, and conservation. Students can actually
ride a stationary bike to power a generator, which in turn powers an
incandescent light bulb, a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL), a LED
light bulb, a hair dryer, radio, and a fan.
Wildlife Track Kits
North American wildlife tracks can be used to supplement your lessons
on ecosystems, develop creative art projects, or to enhance animal
information sheets in your classroom or nature center. Each track is
anatomically accurate and made from durable resin.
Wood Identification Blocks Kit
wood identification blocks help bridge the gap between seeing pictures
of trees in field guides and seeing the live tree itself! This kit
contains 24 blocks of different species of wood. Each block is 4" by 2"
by 1" in size. This is a great tool to help students and adults see and
feel the difference in colors, grains, weights, and textures of wood.