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Educational Trunks

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Flathead Audubon Society has educational materials for teachers, home-schoolers, and others interested in birds, their habitats, and conservation. All trunks are free of charge.

Preschool Bird Costume

Preschool Bird ID Costume

Use these trunks and materials to build, enhance, or tie into a class unit on birds or a complementary habitat topic!

These hands-on and interactive materials will provide your students with unique and fun learning opportunity.

To find out more about these educational trucks, contact Denny Olson, Conservation Educator at AudubonEducator@gmail.com

The Owls of Montana 

This educational resource provides activities and information for teaching about Montana’s many spectacular owl species. The trunk includes books, feathers, replicas of owl eggs & talons, curricular activities for elementary and middle school age students, puppets, a pellet dissection unit and much more.

Snowy Owls – Whoo Are They?

Partnering with the Owl Research Institute, this trunk is based on the book of the same name. Learn all about these incredible northern owls.

Wetland and Riparian Studies

Discover more about special habitats found along rivers and streams, . Includes maps, identifying common birds and their songs CD, hands-on classroom activities, and much more.

Bird ID Costume

What’s a great way to learn about birds? By becoming one of course! This trunk provides a costume to dress your students up with all the major bird adaptations, to turn them into “real” birds of a feather! A pre-school size costume is available, as well! See photo above.

Common Birds of the Flathead

Students will learn about the most commonly seen birds around Flathead Valley. Trunk includes preserved bird specimens, slides, CD, and pictures!

Field Studies

Field Studies #1: This classroom set of 18 Petersen’s Bird Guides and 11 binoculars can help your students gain basic birding skills, including use and care of binoculars, and bird identification techniques! Field Studies #2: Includes 12 Birds of Montana Field Guides and 7 smaller binoculars, especially suited for smaller hands.

The Changing Neighborhood

Use felt figures to relay the story of environmental change and the effects of change on native species.

Cavity Nesters

Tell the wonderful story of life in dead trees! Students will explore the adaptations and life cycles of native birds that use dead trees for food and shelter. Two trunks includes puppets, activity pages, preserved bird specimens, real cavity nests and much more!


Did you know a hummingbird only weighs as much as a penny?  Trunk includes a 30 minute narrative with visual aids, puppets and puppet show scripts, specimens, research units on our native hummingbirds and a “humdinger” resource notebook.

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