Other Sources for Loaner Trunks

OrganizationContactTrunks AvailableCityReservation Instructions
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument Park Park Headquarters
806-857-3151
Mammal Traveling Trunk
Insect Trunk
Water Trunk
Within 80 miles of Fritch, TX (near Amarillo) Borrowers must pick up and drop off trunk. Available for 1 week free of charge. Call to reserve.
Amarillo Zoo zoo@amarilloparks.org
806-381-5605
Black-footed Ferret - Recovery from Extinction Amarillo, TX Trunk can be reserved for 2 weeks at a time. $25 deposit refundable when trunk is returned. Email or call to reserve.  See PDF for more details.
Bat Conservation International Dianne Odegard Project Edubat Statewide Available free for 2 week loan and shipping is free statewide. Reserve by email.
Baylor University - Mayborn Museum Complex 254-710-1110
dial option 2
Amphibians & Reptiles
Archeology
Dinosaurs
Flight
Insects & Arachnids
Mammals
Mammoth
Oceans
Plants and seeds
Rocks and minerals
Shells/Mollusks
Simple Machines
Space
Rain Forest
Trees
Waco, TX Available free for 1 week loan. Borrowers must pick up and drop off trunk. Call to reserve.
Biodiversity Research & Teaching Collections brtc@tamu.edu Texas Wetland Discovery
Urban Mammals Skulls and Tracks
Texas Mammals
Brazos Valley Reptiles and Amphibians
College Station, TX Trunks are available for free. Requests for materials must be made at least 1 week in advance and are subject to availability. Borrowers must pick up and drop off trunk. Email to reserve a trunk.
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center 432-364-2499
Lisa Gordon
Outdoor Education Trunks Fort Davis, TX Trunks are available for free. Contact Lisa Gordon to reserve.
Cibolo Nature Center Contact and reserve through website. 36 TEKS aligned trunks related to nature, astronomy, and science Boerne, TX Trunks are free and come with a presenter for K-5 groups. Reserve by email on website.
Edwards Aquifer Authority Contact and reserve through website. Water Conservation
AquiFriends
About the Aquifer
Career/Science Days
Hydro-geology
Numerical Computer Modeling
Endangered Species of the Edwards Aquifer
The EAA Act
Learning Lab
San Antonio, TX Free presentations available for grades K-12. Reserve by email on website.
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge Laura Veloz
817-392-7410
Dip Into Texas Waters Fort Worth, TX Trunks are available for free. Contact Laura at least 2 weeks in advance from the pick up date.
Katy Prairie Conservancy info@katyprairie.org
713-523-6135
Prairie 101 Houston, TX Trunks are available for free. Call or email to reserve.
Lufkin Zoo Charlotte Henley
936-633-0404
Wildlife on Wheels Lufkin, TX Wildlife on Wheels is available for free. Call or email to reserve.
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center 210-628-1639 Bird Adaptations San Antonio, TX Trunks are available for free. Call to reserve.
Museum of Texas Tech University museum.texastech@ttu.edu
806-742-2432
Incredible Insects
Dynamic Earth
Our Living Earth: The Cycle of Life
Lubbock, TX
Region 17 Schools
Trunks and Artifact Boxes may be checked out for 1 to 2 weeks. Rental fee of $10, but no charge for Lubbock ISD schools. Call or email to reserve.
Museum of the Gulf Coast Stephanie Harren
409-984-6453
Animal Adaptation
Wonders of the Sea
Ocean in a Box
Behinds the Scene Care and Conservation
Ragin' Reptiles
Port Arthur, TX Discovery Trunk classroom visits are August - May during the school year. Libraries, community centers, and home school groups may book trunks at any time. Discovery Trunks come with a facilitator. Costs $35/program. Contact Stephanie Harren to reserve.
Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Elaina Cunningham
806-651-2258
Plains Bison Trunk Canyon, TX Trunks are loaned out for 4 days on a first-call, first-served basis. Trunks alone cost $25/ Renters have the option to request trunks to be presented by a trained interpreter (additional $20/program). Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance. Contact Elaina Cunningham to reserve.
River Bend Nature Center 940-767-0843 Worm Wonders
Native Birds
Wild Side of the City
Universal Knowledge
Wetlands and Wildlife
Nocturnal Animals
Introduction to Butterflies
Inspecta Insecta
Earth Rocks
Plants Everywhere
WE All Need Trees
Weather Watcher
Recycling
Renewable Energy
Dig into the Past
Wichita Falls, TX The cost for an Eco-Kit Program is $50.00 per classroom presentation. Eco-Kits are brought to classrooms and are presented by a RBNC instructor. Schools outside the 25 mile radius will be assessed travel costs. Call to reserve.
San Antonio Zoo Cheryl Hernandez
210-734-7184 ext. 1504
Feathered Friends
World of Animals
African Safari
Amphibians
Animals Behaving Wildly
Bio Facts
Mussel Mania
San Antonio, TX Trunks can be checked out for 2 weeks. Costs $25 deposit that is refundable upon trunk return. Contact Cheryl Hernanez to reserve.
Sheldon Lake State Park Hannah Buschert
281-456-2800 x232 or
Kelsey Johnson
281-456-2800 x 230
Nature Observations
Wetlands
Invertebrates
Houston, TX Trunks are available for free. Borrowers must pick up and drop off trunk between 8am-5pm any day of the week. Contact Hannah Buschert or Kelsy Johnson to reserve a trunk.
Texas Forestry Museum Contact and reserve through website Black Bears Trunk
Forest Fire Trunk
Life in East Texas Forest Trunk
Tree Treasures Trunk
Lufkin, TX Trunks are available for free. Borrowers must pick up and return trunks to the Texas Forestry Museum. Reserve a trunk using the online form.
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Zoe Ann Stinchcomb
903-670-2238
Dip into Texas Waters
Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk
Athens, TX Trunks are available for free. Borrowers must pick up and drop off trunk. Contact Zoe Ann Stinchcomb to reserve a trunk.
Texas Wildlife Association Contact and reserve through website Bats-A-Billion
Bird is the Word
Butterflies Flutter By
Exploring Adaptations
Let's Talk Turkey
More Than A Drop
Wildlife Investigations
Statewide Trunks are available for free and shipping is free statewide. We have more than a dozen of each trunk available - 144 available statewide. Trunks can be rented for 2 weeks. Reserve a trunk using the online form.
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment txstreamteam@txstate.edu Enviroscape 3D Watershed Model San Marcos, TX Available for free. Email to reserve.
TPWD Urban Wildlife Office - El Paso Lois Balin
915-227-1988
Mammals Trunk
Wetlands Trunk
Dip into Texas Waters
Rare Texas Wildlife
Texas Bats
Trans-Pecos Wild Birds
El Paso, TX Trunks are available for free. Borrowers must pick up and drop off trunk. Contact Lois Balin to reserve.
TPWD Urban Wildlife Office - Houston 281-456-7029 Prairie Ecosystems, Insects & Pollinators Trunk
Reptiles & Amphibians Trunk
Forest Ecosystems Trunk
Houston, TX Trunks are available for free. Borrowers must pick up trunks before 6:00 pm on Monday and drop off trunks before 6: pm on Friday. See PDF for more details. Call to reserve.
TPWD Urban Wildlife Office - Rio Grande Jimmy Stout
956-565-1223
Wildlife Trunks Weslaco, TX Trunks are available for free. Borrowers must pick up and drop off trunk. Trunks include skulls, pelts, hard tracks, rubber tracks, scat, and stencils. Contact Jimmy Stout to reserve.
TPWD Urban Wildlife Office - San Antonio 210-688-6444 Bat Trunk
Wild in the City Mammal Trunk
Rare and WILD Trunk
Wetlands Trunk or Texas Waters Trunk
Mammal Track Molds Tub Mammal Tracks Stamping Activity Tub
Mammal Tubs (Best suited for events with large groups and/or Classroom study)
Insect Trunk
San Antonio, TX Trunks are available for free. Borrowers must pick up and drop off trunk Friday - Monday. See PDF for more details. Call to reserve.
Williamson Museum Danelle Houck
512-943-3856
Endangered Species
Hunting and Fishing
Georgetown, TX Trunks are available for a 2 week rental on a first-come, first-served basis. Trunks cost $25 each with or without a presenter. Contact Danelle Houck to reserve.
XIT Museum 409-244-5390 Insects
Butterflies
Dalhart, TX Trunks are available for 1 week free of charge and can be delivered. Call to reserve.
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute & Outreach Dr. April Conkey
361-593-3715
Bird Conservation Curriculum Kit Kingsville, TX Trunks are available for free. See PDF for more information. Contact Dr. April Conkey to reserve.

 


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