Traveling Trunks

Educators can borrow Grand Teton's traveling trunks to bring engaging, park-related props, materials, and multi-media into the classroom. Topics include National Parks, local history, wolves and climate change. There are curriculum-based lesson plans and activity suggestions to accompany each trunk. Trunks are free of charge and borrowers can pick them up in the park or local delivery may be available in some cases. Sorry, our trunks are too big to mail! For questions or reservations, please contact us via email (e-mail us) or call 307-739-3349.

For more information on each trunk follow the links below:

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  • Grand Teton National Park

    America's Best Idea Traveling Trunk

    America's Best Idea DVD

    The wealth of themes explored in the PBS series The National Parks: America’s Best Idea offer an extraordinary educational opportunity for your classroom. Using clips from this series, as well as primary sources, this lesson explores Grand Teton National Park’s controversial expansion in the 1940s and 1950s. Students will investigate the reasons why park expansion was controversial as they gain an appreciation for opposing points of view and fact versus opinion.

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Subjects:
    Civic Engagement, Community, Conservation, Government, History, Philanthropy/Humanitarianism, Political Science, Recreation / Leisure / Tourism, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Wyoming Social Studies Standards:
    Production, Distribution and Consumption 5-8.1
    Time, Continuity and Change 5-8.1 and 5-8.3
    People, Places and Environments 5-8.1
  • Grand Teton National Park

    Climate Change Traveling Trunk

    Climate Change Traveling Trunk

    This trunk introduces students one of the most pressing environmental issues facing our youth today -- climate change. The lessons are designed to help students understand and explore the causes, effects, and implications of climate change and explore some possible solutions. Using reading, math, and science skills, students will learn about the global implications of climate change as well as how park resources could be affected. Designed for students in grades 6-12.

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civic Engagement, Climate, Climate Change, Community, Health, Meteorology, Reading, Writing
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation Science Standards:
    Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems MS-LS2-1
    Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems HS-LS2-7
    Weather and Climate MS-ESS3-5, HS-ESS2-4
    Human Impacts MS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-4
  • Grand Teton History Traveling Trunk

    Throughout history, the people of Jackson Hole have fostered a connection to this landscape.  Our history trunk allows students to explore some of the stories of these connections. In this trunk you will find lessons, resources, and activities for three separate human history topics: Native Americans, Trappers, and Explorers. Students will learn how humans have responded and adapted to the environment of the park. These activities are designed with the 4th grade student in mind.

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Civic Engagement, Community, Conservation, Government, History, Philanthropy/Humanitarianism, Pioneer America, Social Studies, Westward Expansion
    National/State Standards:
    Wyoming Standards
    Social Studies Standards:
    Production, Distribution, and Consumption K-4.1
    Time, Continuity and Change K-4.4.3
    People, Places, and Environments K-4.5.4 and K-4.3
  • Grand Teton National Park

    Winter Wildlife Traveling Trunk

    Contents of Winter Wildlife Traveling Trunk

    Bring the wonder of a Grand Teton winter into your classroom! The three lesson plans included in the trunk can be used together or separately. Students will learn how the earth's tilt and rotation causes winter in Wyoming, local animal adaptations for surviving winter, and wildlife tracking skills. The trunk includes animal furs, tracks, books, and other exciting materials to help you teach these lessons.

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Third Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Climate, Ecology, Space Science, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    Next Generation Science Standards:
    Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems K-LS1-1
    Inheritance and Variation of Traits 3-LS3-2
    Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles 1-ESS1-2
    Weather and Environment K-PS3-1
  • Contents of Wolf Traveling Trunk

    With a solid foundation in science and an appreciation for multiple points of view, students can explore the controversies that surround this animal. The activities in the trunk span multiple subjects; students will learn about wolves through scientific observations of skulls, tracks, and fur; reading and discussing texts; poetry-writing; social studies; critical thinking and more. Designed for 6th to 8th grade, but many activities can be easily adapted for older or younger audiences.

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Sociology, Wilderness, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management