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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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.
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
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.
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.
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.