• Mt Reynolds

    Glacier

    National Park Montana

Traveling Trunks

Glacier National Park has 8 educational trunks that are available for local check-out. Traveling trunks are a great way to bring hard-to-find props and materials to your classroom. There are ideas for stand-alone activities as well as materials that can supplement your own classroom curriculum ideas. Each trunk has a wealth of props and ideas and includes lesson plans that fit Montana Content and Performance Standards for science, math, language arts, music, art, health and wellness, and social studies. Trunks are a fantastic resource for students from pre-K to 12th grade.

All of Glacier's traveling trunks are free of charge and can be borrowed for 2-4 weeks at a time but must be picked-up and dropped-off in person (Sorry, it is not possible to mail the trunks.) To arrange to borrow a trunk please submit this reservation form for the trunk you are interested in and the dates you would like to borrow it. If you have other questions about the traveling trunks, contact Glacier's Education Specialist.

  • Bears in Glacier

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    Bear Trunk

    Grizzly bears and black bears, oh my! Explore »

  • Planted Earth

    Featured Materials

    Climate Change Trunk

    "What exactly is climate change and how does it relate to our lives?" Explore »

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    Bear Trunk

    Bear Trunk

    Background material, research guides, and props in the bear trunk facilitate discussions about bears, their habitats, and food sources. Emphasis is on black and grizzly bears, including how to tell them apart and how to play safely in bear country. Activity guides and sample lessons are included. Upper grades benefit from additional materials available on the web.

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    Climate Change Trunk

    Climate Change Trunk

    NEW! Climate Change Trunk for Middle School Students. Based on curriculum from Facing the Future, a non-partisan group committed to providing teachers with resources to teach global issues and sustainability, this trunk contains 2 weeks of lessons to help students understand climate change and global warming. We have supplemented the unit with videos, CDs and local materials.

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    FireWorks Trunk

    FireWorks Trunk

    The FireWorks trunk teaches students about the physical and chemical properties of fire as well as the role of wildfire in our western landscape. This trunk is packed with exciting experiments, a felt board, wall posters, an interactive CD highlighting native uses of fire, and much more!

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    Land of Many Stories Trunk

    Land of Many Stories Trunk

    The Land of Many Stories: The People & Histories of Glacier National Park trunk focuses on the human history of the area now known as Glacier National Park. The trunk contains authentic uniforms and souvenirs, photos, books, DVDs, and everything needed to teach a 2 week, curriculum-based unit.

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    Plant Invaders Trunk

    Plant Invaders Trunk

    NEW! Plant Invaders Trunk contains resources to help students learn about ecological and economic impacts of invasive weeds. Scientific plot surveys, investigations, and other activities teach students about noxious weeds in MT. These lessons are best suited for grades 3-5 but can be easily adapted for students in other grades.

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    Skulls Trunk

    Skulls Trunk

    The skulls kit provides students with opportunity to discover the wide variety of characteristics we can learn about an animal from its skull. Contained within this kit are activities utilizing 10 skulls to focus on predators, prey, omnivores, herbivores, and carnivores.

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    Songbird Trunk

    Songbird Trunk

    This dynamic songbird kit is geared for the classroom as well as outdoors. Resource materials, activities, videos, a felt storyboard, posters, recorded bird songs, and puppets all help students learn more about the natural history of several songbirds.

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    Wolf Trunk

    Wolf Trunk

    This trunk is great for learning about predator/prey relationships, food chains, and misconceptions about wolves. This trunk includes the pelts, skulls, and track samples of wolves and their prey. Tapes of wolf howls, videos, DVDs, and track casts. Three different teacher guides based on grade level are also provided.

Did You Know?

Jackson Glacier

If current trends continue, some scientists predict that by the year 2030, Glacier National Park will not contain any glaciers and many of the park's smaller glaciers will melt even sooner.