• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

    National Seashore MD,VA

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Traveling Trunks

"Beach in a Box" Traveling Trunk
Bring the beach to your classroom with this traveling trunk.

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.

Create an entire unit around trunk materials or add selected lessons and trunk items to an existing unit.

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?

Surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service at the Assateague Beach Lifesaving Station. 4 kb

"You have to go out, but you don't have to come back." Such was the life of a surfman from fall to spring. The forgotten heroes of the U.S. Life-Saving Service rescued numerous shipwreck victims from Assateague's waters. The island was home to 4 Life-Saving Stations in the late 1800's-early 1900's.