The Teacher Resource Center (TRC) provides kits of materials for loan to teachers and other educators. Kits may contain specimens, books, audio-visual materials and activities suitable for classroom learning. They are designed for grades K–8.

Please call us at 617-973-6590 or email us at trc@neaq.org to reserve or check the availability of these kits!

Kits available for loan from the Teacher Resource Center

Amphibians

Amphibian Alert (conservation on amphibians)
Bullfrogs, Snails and Turtle Tails (compares turtles and frogs)
Frogs (background info, books, curriculum and toys)

Birds

Birds of the Sea and Shore
Penguins (background info, curriculum and hands-on activities to model the topic)

Classification

Shape of Life (background info on marine classification with specimens and activities)
Shells (background info, books, curriculum and local New England shells)

Climate Change

Alternative Energy Kits (Wind, Solar, Fuel Cell)
Climate Change Backpack (curriculum and hands-on activities)
Energy Conservation (demonstration materials)

Endangered Species

Biodiversity
SCUTES (Sturgeon conservation kit from NOAA)
Suitcase for Survival (endangered animal parts trade)

Fish

Fish (background info, books, curriculum and model fish)
Fish Form and Function (background info, books, curriculum and model fish)
SCUTES (Sturgeon conservation kit from NOAA)
Sea Horse (background info, books and specimens)
Sharks (background info, books, curriculum, and shark jaws, fossil teeth and skin)

Fresh Water

Everglades
Pond (for young children: puzzles, toys and games)
Rainforest (background info, curriculum and hands-on activities to model the topic)
Slice of Pond (everything needed to go ponding)
Stream Ecology (water quality macro-invertebrate bio-assay gear)
Trout Stream Ecosystem (background info, books, curriculum and artifacts)

Habitat/Ecosystem

Coral Reef (background info, books, curriculum and coral samples)
Deep Sea (background info, books, curriculum and tubeworm specimens)
GEMS Ocean Science Sequence 3-5 (Delta Education/Carolina Curriculum)
New England Shores (biofacts and local resources)
Open Oceans (background info, video, curriculum and hands-on activities)
Tidepool (background info, books, curriculum and shells/”tests”)
Tidepool Tools Kit (field equipment for tidepooling)

Language Arts and Scientific Writing

Closer Look (observation-based science and language arts)

Mammals

Beaver (artifacts, story tape, puppet and book)
Dolphins (background info, books, curriculum and dolphin artifacts)
Manatee (background info, books, video, curriculum and puppet)
Sea Otter Biologist (focus on women in science)
Seals (background info, books, curriculum and toy)
Seals and Sea Lions (background info, books and curriculum)
Seal Pup Grows up (book and seal stuffed (toy) animal)
Skulls and Bones (wide assortment of small mammal and bird skulls)
Whale (very popular bones, baleen, solid curriculum and all materials)
Whales Wonders of Learning (beginner readers and artifacts)

Marine Invertebrates

Horseshoe Crab (background info, books, shell)
Jellies (background info, books, video, curriculum and artifacts)
Lobster (artifacts, story tape, puppet and book)
Stars of the Sea (all about seastars)

Reptiles

Reptile (multiple readers and worksheet activities)
Sea Turtles (background info, books, curriculum and taxidermied specimen)
Turtles (background info, books, curriculum and turtle shell)

Water

Just Add Water (properties of water)
Water cycle (5 sets simple 2 liter soda bottle apparatus)
Watershed to Bay (elaborate hands-on curriculum with all materials)


This list is available as a PDF for download (147KB). To check kit availability, reserve a kit or obtain more information, please call us at 617-973-6590 or email us at trc@neaq.org.

*Please note kit topics and resources are subject to change. This list was last updated 3/2014.