Ecosystems & Wildlife Trunks

A trunk can be borrowed from any of these organizations. It comes with resources to enhance lessons in your classroom. For example, Project EduBat comes with curriculum, books to read-aloud, a DVD with a bat movie, plush dolls, bat skeletons, craft and lab supplies, and instructions.

  • Bats
  • Coastal Prairies
  • Nature Observations, Wetlands, Invertebrates, Dip into Texas Waters, Wild in the City
    • Sheldon Lake State Park, Texas Parks and Wildlife
    • Free, but pick up and drop off at the park any week day.
    • Contact: 281-456-2800
  • Bats-A-Billion, Bird is the Word, Butterflies Flutter By, Exploring Adaptations, Let’s Talk Turkey, More Than A Drop, Wildlife Investigations
    • Texas Wildlife Association
    • Free shipping and rental for 2 weeks. They are meant for public/private schools, educational organizations/Scouts, and home school co-ops of 40+ students.
    • Contact: online form.
  • Prairie Ecosystems, Insects & Pollinators Trunk, Reptiles & Amphibians Trunk, Forest Ecosystems Trunk, Bats, Wild in the City
    • Urban Wildlife Program, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.
    • Free, but pick up and drop off at their office at Sheldon Lake State Park. See PDF for more details.
    • Contact: 281-456-7029
  • Wetlands Discovery, Urban Mammals Skulls and Tracks, Mammals, Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Bottlenose Dolphins