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Education Trunks


Bring the outside into your classroom with these unique hands-on, interdisciplinary teaching tools. These education trunks are designed to educate students while building on fundamental disciplines like math, art, social studies, science, language arts and physical education.

Education Trunks are available free to educators in Maryland for a one to two week period, depending on availability. Please call the location nearest you to reserve an education trunk. You will be responsible for picking up and dropping off the education trunk(s) at their appropriate location (see Locations and Contact Information below).

Types of Education Trunks Available:

White-tailed Deer Education Trunk contents

White-tailed Deer Education Trunk

Updated Sept. 2013

This education trunk provides educational information and materials pertaining to white-tailed deer biology, history, management, recreational opportunities and impacts that deer have on landscapes and people in Maryland. The trunk provides teachers with ready-made lesson plans including activities for students in grade levels K – 12 that are engaging and informative.

The contents include: a teacher’s curriculum guide, two beautifully illustrated books, a “deer sounds” CD, deer hide, antler, buckskin, antler buttons and film. It contains a track mold, track replica, scat replica and skull with jawbone. Also included are many deer activity pages and activities from the Project Wild curriculum.
 

Black Bear Education Trunk Contents

Black Bear Education Trunk

This education trunk provides educational information and materials pertaining to Black Bear biology, history, habitat, management, and impacts that bear have on landscapes and people in Maryland. The trunk provides teachers with ready-made lesson plans including activities for students in grade levels K – 12 that are engaging and informative.

Each teacher trunk contains a black bear hide, track, black bear puppet, skull and scat replica, along with a slide show, video, brochure and curriculum guide. Also included are many bear activity pages and activities from the Project Wild curriculum.
 

Furbearer Education Trunk Contents

Furbearer Education Trunk

This education trunk is designed to provide hands-on material and activities to teach about the 14 species of furbearers found in Maryland. The curriculum guide focuses on the history of the fur trade, biology and ecology of Maryland’s furbearers and management of furbearers. The trunk provides ready-made lessons for educating students in grades K-12. The contents of the trunk includes: curriculum guide, furs, skulls, tracks, scats, books, a raccoon hand puppet, Outdoors Maryland DVDs, supplies to run activities and a PowerPoint related to Maryland’s furbearers.

 

Growing Up Wild Educator Kits - Collage of contents

NEW!! Growing Up WILD Education Kits

These hands-on kits are designed to complement Growing Up WILD activities. The kits contain a variety of early childhood education tools that align with the following Growing Up WILD activities: Deep Blue Sea, Fishing Fun, Looking at Leaves, Less is More and Who Lives in a Tree. To learn more about these kits, please visit our Growing Up WILD Educator Kit page.

Maryland Map Showing locations of where Growing Up Wild Kits can be picked up

Locations and Contact Information:

  • A=Western Region 1 (MD DNR – Wildlife and Heritage Service, 3 Pershing St., Room 110, Cumberland MD 21502): 301-777-2136
  • B= Western Region 2 (Indian Springs WMA, 14038 Blairs Valley Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722): 301-842-2702
  • C= Southern Region (Tawes Office Building, 580 Taylor Ave, E-1, Annapolis, MD 21041): 410-260-8540
  • D= Central Region (Anita C. Leight Estuary Center - 700 Otter Point RD, Abingdon MD 21009): 410-612-1688, Baltimore Line 410-879-2000 x1688
  • E= Eastern Region (DNR Eastern Service Center, 201 Baptist Street #22, Salisbury, Maryland 21801): 410-713-3851
For more information about the education trunks contact:

Patricia Handy
410-260-8537
phandy@dnr.state.md.us

 

A program of Maryland Department of Natural Resources Project Wild.