The Discovery Trunk is a “touch everything” program using artifacts and objects specifically designated for hands-on learning. Discovery Trunks are portable history, science, and art lessons that can travel to classrooms, lecture halls, nursing homes, community centers, libraries, etc. It is a unique program and the only one like it in the area.
Indians of Southeast Texas (4th-7th Grade)
This outreach is designed to help students learn about the early Indians of Southeast Texas their life (pottery, tools, etc.), culture, and the effect that European exploration had on their everyday life. They will learn how archaeologists use middens to understand the daily life of the Atakapa and Karankawa Indians.
Raging Reptiles (PreK-7th Grade)
Alligators, lizards, and turtles, Oh My! Reptiles are amazing creatures and they fill a special niche in the animal kingdom. Learn about Texas reptiles and what makes them so unique!
Animal Adaptations (PreK-6th Grade)
This hands-on program allows children to explore how animals adapt to their environment so that they don’t get eaten or so that they can find food. The program provides opportunities for the students to observe artifacts and the adaptations that animals use to survive here in Texas.
Wonders of the Sea (PreK-2nd Grade)
This Discovery Trunk introduces youngsters to the wonders of the sea with an engaging story time, sea life sorting, crafts, and ocean bio-facts.
Ocean in a Box (3rd-7th Grade)
Take a trip to the ocean deep without ever leaving the classroom. Learn about the layers of the ocean and what animals live there through games and hands-on activities.
Discovery Trunk Policies and Guidelines
Schools may book one or more (up to five) sessions per day during the school year (August-May ).
Libraries, Community Centers, Homeschool Groups, and summer camps may book trunks at any time.
Each program accommodates 25 (min of 10) children/program. If your class is greater than 25, two programs will have to be arranged.
The Education Coordinator will travel to your school with the trunk (s) and do the presentation.
COST: $35/group of 25/program
Please contact 409.999.6284 or email for more information.