Traveling Trunk

Life Sciences Trunk

A doe standing in tall grass on the Natchez Trace.

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This kit is located in Tupelo, MS. The whole kit or individual items may be checked out.

Life Sciences Kit

  • Mammal Furs: red fox, grey fox, deer, opossum, coyote, raccoon, skunk, beaver, rabbit, grey squirrel (others may be available upon request)
  • Animals replica skulls: opossum, bobcat, fox, raccoon, coyote, skunk, golden eagle, beaver tail (others may be available upon request)
  • Reptile: snake skeleton display, turtle skeleton, large snake skin
  • Amphibian: stuffed frog mount, 2 plastic salamanders (see Swamp Kit for more items that may be available)
  • Fur piece matching game (fur pieces & laminated pictures) - 8 sets
  • Dichotomous plant key chart (with samples) -2
  • Set of leaf stamps and inked stamp pads (graphic shapes)
  • Set of leaf stamps and inked stamp pads (realistic shape and sizes)
  • Binoculars - 7
  • Hand held magnifiers -20
  • Lesson Plan Folder

Borrowing Instructions

Teachers may borrow kits for about 2 weeks. Please schedule Traveling Trunk Kits at least 2 weeks in advance. Teachers are responsible for picking up and returning trunk kits.

Call 662-680-4015 or 662-680-4027

Traveling Trunk Kits are not stored at all locations. It may be possible to have kits shuttled to the pickup location of your choice. However, please allow up to 3 week additional time for shuttling. Individual parts of some kits may be borrowed.

Traveling Trunk Kits may be picked up at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Centers at:

Mount Locust: milepost 15.5, near Natchez, MS

Parkway Information Cabin: milepost 102.4, near Ridgeland, MS

Parkway Visitor Center: milepost 266, near Tupelo, MS

Meriwether Lewis Campground: No kits are stored at this location, but it may be possible to arrange for week-end pickup. Call 662-680-4015 or 662-680-4027 for more information


Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants
Traveling Trunk

Last updated: January 10, 2018