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Traveling Trunks

Traveling trunks bring a little bit of Cape Lookout to your school, library, scout troop, or youth organization. Each trunk is designed to introduce students and teachers to different subjects related to Cape Lookout National Seashore. They contain background information, classroom activities, student activity pages, games, books, and other educational materials.

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    Lighthouse Traveling Trunk

    Lighthouse Traveling Trunk

    On the Outer Banks, lighthouses and their keepers provided an invaluable service assisting with navigation through the "Graveyard of the Atlantic." This traveling trunk will teach students about this important aspect of our maritime history. Through journals, hands-on artifacts, and classroom activities, your class can experience some of the daily activities of a lighthouse keeper.

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    National Parks Traveling Trunk

    National Parks Traveling Trunk

    The National Park Service preserves and protects areas of scenic beauty and historical significance for both present and future generations. This traveling trunk will explore careers with the national parks and the service entrusted to protect them. Students can dress up like a park ranger and have an opportunity to visit some of the fantastic places preserved by the National Park Service.

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    Sharks Traveling Trunk

    Sharks Traveling Trunk

    Sharks are mysterious and misunderstood creatures that have fascinated and frightened people for generations. Through a variety of classroom activities, this traveling trunk will introduce students to the biology and behaviors of these amazing animals.

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    Whales Traveling Trunk

    Whales Traveling Trunk

    This traveling trunk will introduce students to the biology and behaviors of these intelligent and interesting creatures. Teachers and students can use the materials and activities in this trunk to actually experience what life would be like as a whale.

Did You Know?

horse drinking

The wild horses on Shackleford Banks drink fresh water from permanent ponds, rainwater pools, and holes they dug in the ground, but they do not drink salt water. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...