Curriculum Trunks

 

Columbia Springs has three education trunks that are filled with lessons, games, books and more. The trunks may be checked out by any teacher/educator for a period of up to three weeks. Teachers are responsible for transporting and making sure all items are returned.

Audubon Birds Discovery Trunk

Contents

Books: Welcome to Owls; Flight of the Plover; She’s Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head; Nest and Eggs; Birds of Prey; Ducks, Geese, and Swans; Owls – who are they?; Feeding Our Feathered Friends; Classifying Birds; Western Birds’ Nests;  Birds, Birds, Birds – Naturescope; Bird Watch; Birds: The Inside Story, Vancouver Audubon Society

Video: BIRDS by Eyewitness

Field study materials: 1 Stokes Beginning Guides; 1 Stokes Western Field Guide; 3 pairs of binoculars

Other resources: activity guides (Swift, Ridgefield NWR); 3 posters of backyard birds; slides of 30 backyard birds; box of bird parts; box of Nests; 4 Audubon stuffed animal birds; egg shell in container; Audubon Adventures papers

Lewis & Clark: Adventures in History Trunk

Contents

Trading Items: deer fur; flint & steel; 50 star flag (2); white calf tail; elk fur; thimbles; fish hooks; wooden beads; spotting scope; needles; flax fire starter; shells; 15 star flag; mallard duck feathers; small glass beads; large glass beads; moose fur; thread; mirror; peace medal; bells; ostrich; scissors

Animal ID stuffed animals: pg; horse; bighorn sheep; buffalo; porcupine; bear; opossum; beaver; condor; goat

Books: Animal Tracks of Washington & Oregon (2); Scat & Tracks of Pacific Coast

Teacher Resource Books: Sign Talker by James Alexander Thom; The Tracker by Tom Brown; The U.S. Army and the Lewis & Clark Expedition; Lewis & Clark for Kids by James Herbert; Would You Have Gone with Lewis & Clark? By Barbara J Patzman; Seaman’s Journey by Patricia Reeder Eubank; Indian Fishing by Hilary Stewart; What’s Lost, What’s Left? Status Report of the Plants & Animals of Lewis & Clark’s Expedition by Sierra Club

Video: Lewis & Clark: Tools of Survival

Station packets: Plant ID; culminating activity; trading & ceremony activities; mapping activity; teacher binder

Other: laminated maps of journey (2); sample of journal craft; crayons (2 boxes); 1 set of tree cards (14); 1 set of plant cards (15); 1 set of plaster casts (15)

Plant ID books: Gardening with Native Plants; Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Pojar & MacKinnon; Northwest Trees by Arno & Hammerly; Wild Berries of the West by Derig & Fuller; Peterson Field Guide to Forests – California & Pacific Northwest; 1 set of animal ID cards; identification pages for bison, porcupine, beaver, condor, grizzly, and opossum

Oak Ecology and Field Investigation Trunk

Contents

Binder: Douglas-fir Forest Cards Educator’s Guide (Oregon State University Extension Service, Benton County); Oak Woodland Educator’s Guide (Oregon State University Extension Service, Benton County); Riparian Bottomland Forest Educator’s Guide (Oregon State University Extension Service, Benton County); Wetlands & Wet Prairies Educator’s Guide (Oregon State University Extension Service, Benton County); Upland Prairie Educator’s Guide (Oregon State University Extension Service, Benton County); Understanding Trees Bulletin Board Set (Resource Guide); directions for Tangent Height Guide Use; directions for using a clinometers; Tree Ring Discovery Kit Western Version Booklet (instructions & activities); Pollinator Syndrome Traits (2 copies laminated); samples of Leaf Prints & instructions

Kits: Acorn Naturalists Tree Ring Discovery Kit – Western Edition; Family Science Adventure Kit- Western Oak Woodlands

Books & Videos: The Gift of the Tree by Alvin Tresselt; Oak: The Frame of Civilization by William Bryant Logan; Oaks of North America by Howard Miller & Samuel Lamb; The Life of an Oak: An Intimate Portait by Glenn Keator; The Life Cycle of an Oak Tree by Ruth Thomson; Oak Trees by Marcia S. Freeman; OPB’s Oregon Field Guide: Episode 2111: Brown Pelicans, Oak Savannah Free riding; OPB’s Oregon Field Guide: Episode 1801: Sudden Oak Death, Restoring Animal Corridors

Manipulatives & Other: tangent height measuring tools (14); rubber oak leaf stamps (set of 4: Red Oak, White Oak, Large Red Oak, & Black Oak); oak collection display of leaves & acorns; Silva Ranger compass; Suunto Field clinometers; one set (4) Understanding Trees posters

Field Study Cards: one set of Douglas-fir Forest Cards (Oregon State University Extension Service, Benton County); four sets of Oak Woodland Cards and Educator’s Guide (Oregon State University Extension Service, Benton County); one set of Riparian Bottomland Forest and Educator’s Guide (Oregon State University Extension Service, Benton County); one set of Wetlands & Wet Prairies and Educator’s Guide (Oregon State University Extension Service, Benton County); one set of Upland Prairie and Educator’s Guide (Oregon State University Extension Service, Benton County)

 

This trunk and its contents were funded through an ALEA grant from Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife. The grant was awarded to Clark Conservation District and Columbia Springs compiled these materials as a part of the grant.

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