Traveling Trunks

When a field trip to the dunes is not an option, think about reserving one of our Teacher Resource Trunks. Each trunk contains everything you need to teach the section. For a list of what is included in each trunk, download the inventory sheet.

We currently have four trunks available to choose from:

1) Giant Geology
2) Practical Plants
3) Amazing Animals
4) Human History

To request a trunk please submit the following request form. If you are wanting the trunk mailed to you please contact the education department specifically at whsa_education@nps.gov.

After you've had a chance to use the trunks in your classroom, we would appreciate hearing your comments and suggestions. Your feedback really helps us improve the resources we offer and our services to the schools. Simply download the feedback form and return it to us.

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  • White Sands National Monument

    Amazing Animals

    Bleached Earless Lizard

    The Amazing Animals trunk is a small plastic bin containing various resources that will help your students learn about animal adaptations. 

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Seventh Grade
    Subjects:
    Biodiversity, Biology: Animals, Ecology, Wildlife Biology
  • White Sands National Monument

    Giant Geology

    Sierra Blanca

    The Giant Geology trunk is a small clear bin containing various resources relating to the geology of White Sands. 

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Seventh Grade
    Subjects:
    Earth Science, Geology, Science and Technology, Tectonics
  • White Sands National Monument

    Human History

    Columbian Mammoth

    The Human History trunk is a small plastic bin containing various resources to help your students learn about human habitation of the Tularosa Basin. 

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Seventh Grade
    Subjects:
    Anthropology, Archaeology, Hispanic or Latino American History and Culture, History, Pioneer America, Regional Studies, Westward Expansion
  • Mars rover

    A five-day unit with teacher guide and materials for either 3-5th grade or 6-8th grade.  Correlated to Colorado Content Standards.

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Sixth Grade
    Subjects:
    Design, Earth Science, Engineering, Geology, Meteorology, Physical Science, Reading, Science and Technology, Space Science
    National/State Standards:
    Colorado Science:
    3rd grade: 3.1,
    4th grade: 1.1, 3.1
    5th grade: 3.2, 3.3
    6th grade: 1.4, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2
    8th grade: 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 3.3
    HS: 1.1, 3.1, 3.6
    Keywords:
    mars, rover, dunes, san luis valley
  • White Sands National Monument

    Practical Plants

    Centaury growing in the gypsum sand

    The Practical Plants trunk is a small plastic bin containing various resources that will help you teach your students about how plants adapt to their environment to survive.

    Type:
    Traveling Trunk
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Seventh Grade
    Subjects:
    Biodiversity, Biology: Plants, Botany, Ecology