Educational Trunks

The Wyoming State Museum’s education trunks provide hands-on learning to more than 4,000 students each year. These trunks provide teachers with the materials to deliver engaging lessons to their students, within their own classroom. Each trunk contains human artifacts and animal biofacts from the museum’s teaching collection, along with the corresponding curricula to help teachers inspire their students.

Virtual field trips can also be requested to help bring the trunks to life. Teachers may check out the education trunks for no charge, or may opt to have them shipped.  More information can be found by clicking Book Now.

 

 

Native Americans of the Great Plains

Grades: 2-6

This trunk provides teachers with all the resources they need to teach their students about the Native Americans of the Great Plains. It is full of Native American artifacts, including clothing, arrowheads, shields, bags, drums, and more. It also includes a curriculum to help bring these artifacts to life.
 

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Frontier Army

Grades: 2-6

This trunk provides teachers with all the resources they need to teach their students about army life within frontier forts in the 1840s – the 1890s.  It includes an army uniform, other clothing, bugle, canteen, medals, and other early soldier artifacts. It also includes a curriculum to help bring these artifacts to life. 

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Mountain Men

Grades: 2-6

This trunks provides teachers with all the resources they need to teach their students about the Mountain Men who helped forge the west from the 1800s – the 1840s.  It includes clothing, pelts, canteen, tomahawk, bags, beads, and more. It also includes a curriculum to help bring these artifacts to life. 

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If you have any questions, please reach out to the Museum’s Curator of Education:

 

Jeremy Thornbrugh

Curator of Education

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307-286-8627