The Assateague Island National Seashore "Beach in a Box" Traveling Trunk is an environmental education resource which may be used by educators to advance the study of barrier islands and Atlantic coast beaches. .
·The trunks are designed to integrate a variety of educational disciplines from Language Arts to Sciences.
·Cross-curriculum lessons involve creatures who use this dynamic zone, weather, habitat, endangered species and more.
·The trunks contain video tapes, slides, books, sand, shells, egg cases, plastimounts of horseshoe crabs and skates, feather type displays, wind meters, ultraviolet meters, marine sign language cards, and music.
For reservation information and shipping fees contact the Education Office, at 410-629-6607, or send us an email.
The Beach-In-a-Box traveling trunk is made possible through a grant from the National Park Foundation for Parks As Classrooms.
Did You Know?
When you see beach foam think of egg whites! Beach foam is created when the tumultuous action of the surf forces air into the ocean water. It is similar to whipping egg whites into froth but instead of egg whites the ocean contains organic compounds that reduce the surface tension of the bubbles.