Traveling Trunks

Let Lava Beds come to your class in the form of a traveling trunk! Trunks are great to use to prep your students for a field trip or to use if you can't make it to Lava Beds.

Trunks can be loaned out for 2-4 weeks. The park will pay for postage to get the trunk to the school and teachers can either return them during their field trip or can mail them back. If return postage is a problem please let us know and we can help.

To request a trunk please call or e-mail, Education Coordinator Angela Sutton at 530-667-8119 or e-mail us.

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    Bats Traveling Trunk

    The bat traveling trunk

    This traveling trunk looks at common cultural conceptions of bats, and then goes on to look at the realities of bats and bat behavior.  The kit includes a book on bats, a bat skeleton, bat posters, and a video about bats.  It provides about one week’s worth of lesson plans.

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Wildlife Biology
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    Birds Traveling Trunk

    The bird traveling trunk

    The Bird trunk was developed in conjunction with Klamath Bird Observatory and is designed to teach students everything birds.  Topics include what is a bird, bird habitat birding, studying birds, and bird conservation. The kit comes complete with bird and plant field guides, a power point presentation on local birds, “life of birds” DVD, binoculars, laminated common birds field guide/poster, hand lenses and feathers

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Biology: Animals, Earth Science, Ecology, Physical Science, Wilderness, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
    National/State Standards:
    California and Oregon
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    Cave Life Traveling Trunk

    The Cave Life Traveling Trunk

    The Cave Life trunk teaches students about what a cave is, how caves form, what might live in a cave, its adaptations, and how humans used and currently use caves.  The trunk comes complete with three videos, a bat skeleton, a bat workbook, several other books about caves, bats, and prehistoric cavers, three posters and a review game. 

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Archaeology, Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Environment, Geology, Landscapes, Physical Science, Science History, Volcanoes, Wildlife Biology
    National/State Standards:
    California and Oregon
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    Cultural Traveling Trunk

    The Culture Traveling Trunk

    The Cultural trunk teaches students the definition of culture while talking about the Modoc Indians, the Modoc War, the Oregon Trail, and the changes that settlers brought to this area.  The trunk includes two videos, tule reeds, American Indian artifacts, and several posters. 

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    American Indian History and Culture, Anthropology, Colonial History, Geography, Historic Preservation, History, Military and Wartime History, Pioneer America, Westward Expansion
    National/State Standards:
    California and Oregon
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    Geology Traveling Trunk

    The Geology Traveling Trunk

    The Geology trunk includes lessons and activities that help students to learn about the Cascade Range, volcano types, rock types, cave environments, and cave characteristics. The trunk also includes rock samples, two geology videos, and a review game.

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Geology, Volcanoes
    National/State Standards:
    California and Oregon