City Listing of Loaner Trunks

TPWD offers loaner trunks to formal and informal educators and youth leaders. Each one contains activities and materials appropriate for multiple age level groups. For more information on the contents and purpose of each trunk, please reference the Loaner Trunks page.

Types of Loaner Trunks Listed by City
City Trunk Name Description Contact Name Phone Email
Abilene Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. John Lineweaver, Region 14 Service Center 325-675-8667 jlineweaver@esc14.net
Angleton Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Tom Schneider, Brazoria NWR 979-849-7771 tom_schneider@fws.gov
Athens Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Zoeann Stinchcomb, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center 903-670-2238 zoeann.stinchcomb@tpwd.state.tx.us
Austin Wild in the City Contains activities and materials related to common urban wild mammals. It is a cross-curricula resource that is suitable for all grade levels. Skins, skulls and replica scat, reproducible activity sheets divided by grade level, and all equipment and materials necessary to complete the activities are included in the trunk. Robert Ramirez 512-389-4528 education@tpwd.state.tx.us
Austin Rare Texas Wildlife Contains games, audio-visual materials, posters, and activities that can be used to teach a 1 to 3 week unit about Texas' rare wildlife species. These materials are organized into 4 age/grade levels to facilitate use of the trunk by educators. Robert Ramirez 512-389-4528 education@tpwd.state.tx.us
Austin Safari in a Box Contains skulls, skins, replica scat and tracks of North American mammals. Robert Ramirez 512-389-4528 education@tpwd.state.tx.us
Austin Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Robert Ramirez 512-389-4528 education@tpwd.state.tx.us
Austin Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Robert Ramirez 512-389-4528 education@tpwd.state.tx.us
Austin Coastal Critter Bingo Trunk This is a bingo game on laminated sheets that have pictures of the organisms. It has 40call cards with full-page illustration on one side. The other side will have animal description, general information, life history, food habits, recreational and economic value, and interesting facts about each organism. Kris Shipman 512-912-7037 Kris.Shipman@tpwd.state.tx.us
Austin Coastal Expo Kit This kit contains fun, educational activities to increase public awareness of Texas coastal ecosystems, why they are important, and how people can protect them. The kit contains: Backyard Bass, Beach Goodies, Bug Picking, Coastal Critter Bingo, Crab Marsh, Fish Prints, Fish Rubbing Plates and Mystery Fish Kill game. Kris Shipman 512-912-7037 Kris.Shipman@tpwd.state.tx.us
Austin Coastal Ecosystem Treasure Trunk This trunk is filled with educational materials about coastal ecosystems. Included in the trunk are posters, videos, curriculum, activities, interactive CD-ROMS, games, and more. This trunk is available to any educator throughout the state of Texas. Kris Shipman 512-912-7037 Kris.Shipman@tpwd.state.tx.us
Beaumont Coastal Ecosystem Treasure Trunk This trunk is filled with educational materials about coastal ecosystems. Included in the trunk are posters, videos, curriculum, activities, interactive CD-ROMS, games, and more. This trunk is available to any educator throughout the state of Texas. Mel Moreau, Region 5 Service Ctr 409-923-5416 moreau@esc5.net
College Station Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Heather Prestridge, TAMU 979-845-5783 hlprestridge@tamu.edu
Del Rio Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Annmarie Mikelsky 830-775-7491  
Dickinson Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Greg Akins 281-534-0123 greg.akins@tpwd.state.tx.us
Dickinson Coastal Ecosystem Treasure Trunk This trunk is filled with educational materials about coastal ecosystems. Included in the trunk are posters, videos, curriculum, activities, interactive CD-ROMS, games, and more. This trunk is available to any educator throughout the state of Texas. Greg Akins 281-534-0123 greg.akins@tpwd.state.tx.us
El Paso Rare Texas Wildlife Contains games, audio-visual materials, posters, and activities that can be used to teach a 1 to 3 week unit about Texas' rare wildlife species. These materials are organized into 4 age/grade levels to facilitate use of the trunk by educators. Lois Balin 915-774-9603 Lois.Balin@tpwd.state.tx.us
El Paso Trans-Pecos Wild Bird Trunk Each Trans-Pecos Wild Bird Trunk contains a naturalist slide show for that region of Texas, posters, binoculars, field guides, activity booklets (one in Spanish and in English), an educational video and curriculum that can be used to teach a variety of lessons about birds and habitat in the Trans-Pecos to students 8-12 years of age. Lois Balin 915-774-9603 Lois.Balin@tpwd.state.tx.us
El Paso Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Lois Balin 915-774-9603 Lois.Balin@tpwd.state.tx.us
Fort Davis Trans-Pecos Wild Bird Trunk Each Trans-Pecos Wild Bird Trunk contains a naturalist slide show for that region of Texas, posters, binoculars, field guides, activity booklets (one in Spanish and in English), an educational video and curriculum that can be used to teach a variety of lessons about birds and habitat in the Trans-Pecos to students 8-12 years of age. Maria Trevizo 432-426-3337 maria.trevizo@tpwd.state.tx.us
Fort Stockton Trans-Pecos Wild Bird Trunk Each Trans-Pecos Wild Bird Trunk contains a naturalist slide show for that region of Texas, posters, binoculars, field guides, activity booklets (one in Spanish and in English), an educational video and curriculum that can be used to teach a variety of lessons about birds and habitat in the Trans-Pecos to students 8-12 years of age. Jane E. Woodward, Ft. Stockton ISD-Middle School Sci Dept 432-336-4131 jwoodward@fort-stockton.k12.tx.us
Fort Worth Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Laura J. Veloz, Ft Worth Nature Center 817-392-7410 laura.veloz@fortworthgov.org
Fredericksburg Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Amy Sugeno 830-990-2659 Amy.Sugeno@tpwd.state.tx.us
Grand Prairie Wild in the City Contains activities and materials related to common urban wild mammals. It is a cross-curricula resource that is suitable for all grade levels. Skins, skulls and replica scat, reproducible activity sheets divided by grade level, and all equipment and materials necessary to complete the activities are included in the trunk. Keira Quam 972-263-0427 keira.quam@tpwd.state.tx.us
Grand Prairie Rare Texas Wildlife Contains games, audio-visual materials, posters, and activities that can be used to teach a 1 to 3 week unit about Texas' rare wildlife species. These materials are organized into 4 age/grade levels to facilitate use of the trunk by educators. Keira Quam 972-263-0427 keira.quam@tpwd.state.tx.us
Grand Prairie Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Keira Quam 972-263-0427 keira.quam@tpwd.state.tx.us
Grand Prairie Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Keira Quam 972-263-0427 keira.quam@tpwd.state.tx.us
Grand Prairie Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Keira Quam, Grand Prairie Environmental Education Center 972-264-8729 keira.quam@gpisd.org
Houston Wild in the City Contains activities and materials related to common urban wild mammals. It is a cross-curricula resource that is suitable for all grade levels. Skins, skulls and replica scat, reproducible activity sheets divided by grade level, and all equipment and materials necessary to complete the activities are included in the trunk. Diana Foss or Keith Crenshaw 281-456-7029 Diana.Foss@tpwd.state.tx.us OR Keith.Crenshaw@tpwd.state.tx.us
Houston Rare Texas Wildlife Contains games, audio-visual materials, posters, and activities that can be used to teach a 1 to 3 week unit about Texas' rare wildlife species. These materials are organized into 4 age/grade levels to facilitate use of the trunk by educators. Diana Foss or Keith Crenshaw 281-456-7029 Diana.Foss@tpwd.state.tx.us OR Keith.Crenshaw@tpwd.state.tx.us
Houston Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Diana Foss OR Keith Crenshaw 281-456-7029 Diana.Foss@tpwd.state.tx.us OR Keith.Crenshaw@tpwd.state.tx.us
Houston Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Tom Olson, Sheldon Lake Environmental Center 281-456-2800, x225 tom.olson@tpwd.state.tx.us
Humble Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Darlene Conley , Jesse Jones Park 281-446-8588 dconley@hcp4.net
Jasper Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Gary Calkins 409-384-6894 gary.calkins@tpwd.state.tx.us
Karnack Rare Texas Wildlife Contains games, audio-visual materials, posters, and activities that can be used to teach a 1 to 3 week unit about Texas' rare wildlife species. These materials are organized into 4 age/grade levels to facilitate use of the trunk by educators. Ricky Maxey 903-679-9821 ricky.maxey@tpwd.state.tx.us
Lake Jackson Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Connie Stolte, Sea Center Texas 979-292-0100 connie.stolte@tpwd.state.tx.us
Lake Jackson Coastal Expo Kit This kit contains fun, educational activities to increase public awareness of Texas coastal ecosystems, why they are important, and how people can protect them. The kit contains: Backyard Bass, Beach Goodies, Bug Picking, Coastal Critter Bingo, Crab Marsh, Fish Prints, Fish Rubbing Plates and Mystery Fish Kill game. Connie Stolte, Sea Center Texas 979-292-0100 connie.stolte@tpwd.state.tx.us
Laredo Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Tom Miller, Laredo Community College 956-764-5773 lbvesc@laredo.edu
Lubbock Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Vicki Sybert 806-761-4956 vicki.sybert@tpwd.state.tx.us
Lubbock Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Vicki Sybert 806-761-4956 vicki.sybert@tpwd.state.tx.us
Lumberton Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Jerry Rashall 409-755-7322 jerry.rashall@tpwd.state.tx.us
McAllen Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Jesus Franco 956-571-5359 Jesus.Franco@tpwd.state.tx.us
Mission Rare Texas Wildlife Contains games, audio-visual materials, posters, and activities that can be used to teach a 1 to 3 week unit about Texas' rare wildlife species. These materials are organized into 4 age/grade levels to facilitate use of the trunk by educators. Jennifer Liston 956-584-9156 Jennifer.Liston@tpwd.state.tx.us
Presido Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Manuela Catano 432-229-3416 manuela.catano@tpwd.state.tx.us
Quitaque Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Carolyn Rose 806-455-1140 Carolyn.Rose@tpwd.state.tx.us
Rocksprings Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Ben Banahan 830-683-2287  
San Antonio Wild in the City Contains activities and materials related to common urban wild mammals. It is a cross-curricula resource that is suitable for all grade levels. Skins, skulls and replica scat, reproducible activity sheets divided by grade level, and all equipment and materials necessary to complete the activities are included in the trunk. Judit Green 210-688-6444 Judit.Green@tpwd.state.tx.us
San Antonio Rare Texas Wildlife Contains games, audio-visual materials, posters, and activities that can be used to teach a 1 to 3 week unit about Texas' rare wildlife species. These materials are organized into 4 age/grade levels to facilitate use of the trunk by educators. Judit Green 210-688-6444 Judit.Green@tpwd.state.tx.us
San Antonio Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Judit Green 210-688-6444 Judit.Green@tpwd.state.tx.us
San Antonio Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Judit Green 210-688-6444 Judit.green@tpwd.state.tx.us
San Antonio Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Helen Holdsworth, Texas Wildlife Assoc. 1.800.839.9453 or
210-826-2904, ext. 120
h_holdsworth@texas-wildlife.org
Tuscola Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Paul Seales 325-572-3204 Paul.Seales@tpwd.state.tx.us
Tyler Texas Educational Bat Trunk Education materials include classroom curricula for all age classes, amazing videos, and a slide presentation. Demonstration materials consist of a taxidermic bat, a bat detector, posters, and many other neat hands-on items. For reference, BCI's Bat House Builder's Handbook, 'Bats in Question', and 'Facts on the Fly' are part of the trunks. Irene Hamel 903-566-9394 Irene.Hamel@tpwd.state.tx.us
Wichita Falls Rare Texas Wildlife Contains games, audio-visual materials, posters, and activities that can be used to teach a 1 to 3 week unit about Texas' rare wildlife species. These materials are organized into 4 age/grade levels to facilitate use of the trunk by educators. Tad Gose 940-528-2211 Tad.Gose@tpwd.state.tx.us
Wichita Falls Texas Wetlands Discovery Trunk These trunks contain lesson plans, books, posters, videos, Texas Amphibian Watch materials (including a frog and toad calls cd-rom) and field equipment to guide students in their investigations of wetland habitats. The trunks emphasize hands-on learning both in the classroom and in the field. Suggested activities at different grade levels for a 1- to 3-week study of Texas wetlands are correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Tad Gose 940-528-2211 Tad.Gose@tpwd.state.tx.us

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