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Resources for introducing children to insects, fish, amphibians, birds and mammals. Features creative, hands-on activity kits and resources for learning about animal ecology, anatomy, physiology, behavior, adaptations, and care.

  Animal Activities and References
Includes activity books, innovative kits, DVDs and reference materials on animals, their life cycles, survival mechanisms, their homes, behavior, anatomy, physiology and ecology.
 
  Insect and Arachnid Adventures
Insects, spiders and other arthropods offer intriguing opportunities for expanding student learning both inside and outside of the classroom. Included are kits, replicas, activity guides, field supplies and observation equipment.
 
  Fish Activities
Included in this section are creative hands-on resources for learning more about fish. Includes fish printing activities, nets, field supplies, observation containers and references.
 
  Fish Replicas and Kits for Fish Printing (Gyotaku)
Fish printing, or Gyotaku, incorporates science (fish diversity, anatomy, ecology), art (create colorful paintings, note cards, displays), math (measure and count fins, proportions, count fin rays), reading (use with stories about aquatic environments) and creative writing (write fact or fiction about the fish prints). All ages and abilities can enjoy creating beautiful, unique, artistic prints. We now offer a wide selection of fresh and saltwater varieties.
 
  Amphibians and Reptiles
Includes activity guides, observation containers, field equipment, replicas, life cycle models and references.
 
  Bird Activities
Includes activity kits and guides, bird houses and feeders, replicas, posters, puppets, and reference materials.
 
  Owls - Activity Guides, Pellets, Charts & Displays
This section includes owl pellet kits, a variety of natural owl pellets and synthetic perfect pellets, activity guides, DVDs, and owl reference guides. Also offered are metal forceps and probes for owl pellet dissections as well as bone sorting and identification charts. Several species of owl skull, egg and talon replicas are also available along with educational displays and posters discussing owl ecology and behavior.
 
  Mammal Explorations
This section features mammal activity guides, DVDs, and reference materials.
 
  Animal Activity Kits
Acorn Naturalists focuses on developing engaging, field tested science and nature kits. We specialize in innovative activity kits that are inquiry oriented and designed to enrich classroom and field learning experiences.
 
  Animal Educational Games
Acorn Naturalists focuses on developing engaging, field tested science and nature educational games. We specialize in innovative activity kits that are inquiry oriented and designed to enrich classroom and field learning experiences.
 
  Animal Life Cycles - Activities and Models
This section contains a wealth of resources for teaching children about life cycles. Included are readers, references, activity books and models, all designed to enhance early childhood learning about life cycles.
 
  Classroom Posters
Acorn Naturalists offers a wide selection of quality science and nature education posters to enhance learning in your classroom, nature center, camp program, or home.
 
  Children's Books on Animals
Wide selection of children's literature with an emphasis on learning more about science and nature. These resources offer a perfect way to blend language arts with science learning, making reading relevant to topics that children are naturally curious about.
 
  Animal Puppets
Puppets are wonderful tools for teaching concepts such as food chain relationships, anatomy, behavior, diversity, and life cycles. In addition, for interpreters and naturalists, they make excellent models for introducing behavioral traits and adaptations found in wild animals. Children naturally gravitate toward puppets, making them an excellent enrichment tool for presentations, discussions, and enhanced storytelling.
 
  Animal Tracking Resources
Learning about animal tracks and tracking offers an exciting, engaging activity for teachers, naturalists, camp leaders, nature center educators and parents. Included are activity kits, guides, field equipment and supplies for casting tracks, and animal tracking references.
 
  Animal Track Casting Kits and Casting Compounds
Casting tracks in the field can be great fun, all the while improving observational skills. Acorn Naturalists offers an ideal casting compound (Perfect Cast)in convenient easy to use and store plastic tubs for field and classroom use. In this section you will also find Mold-it replica kits, professional mold-making and casting kits.
 
  Animal Scat Displays and Reference
Scat samples provide valuable clues both to the presence of an animal as well as diet preferences. These unique collections of real scat feature a mix of both invertebrate and vertebrate scats. Each specimen has been carefully freeze-dried and sealed within a 16" X 12" glass-topped exhibit case. Silhouettes of each animal appear alongside the scat sample. Also included in this section are reference materials for identifying scat samples in the field.
 
  Prepared Displays and Display Cases
Professional displays prepared by experienced curators and showcased in sturdy cases. Ideal hands-on additions for classroom discovery tables, nature centers or museum displays.
 
  Field Observation Containers and Display Materials
Included here are containers for classroom and field observation of invertebrates, aquatic organisms and other creatures as well as a wide variety of resources for making museum-quality science and nature displays.
 
  Hand Lenses, Binoculars and Other Optical Supplies
In this section you will find a comprehensive selection of magnifiers, hand lenses, bug boxes, binoculars, microscopes and related observation tools.
 
  Animal Identification Field Guides
Field identification manuals are found in every outdoor enthusiast's bookshelf. Acorn Naturalists carries the latest versions of the Nature Circles® Guides, Waterford Press Pocket Guides, Audubon, Peterson, Golden, Stokes, Sibley, and Kaufman guides. We also offer high quality field guide covers, custom designed to protect your guides.
 
  Waterford Press Nature Guides
Waterford Press produces very high quality fan-fold, weatherproof field guides. These informative publications are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, educators and naturalists. We carry their full line of over 500 different identification and activity guides.
 
  Animal Rubber Stamps
Animal rubber stamp kits, including stamps of animal tracks, insects and nature images. Also in this section are colorful, non-toxic rubber stamp ink pads.
 
  Animal Adaptations and Behavior
Wide selection of activity books, videos, references and children's books discussing animal diversity, behavior, adaptations and survival mechanisms.
 
  Learning about Biodiversity
This section includes specific biodiversity resources for teachers and students of all ages. Included are books, curricula, posters and multimedia resources that are specifically designed to increase knowledge of biodiversity issues.
 
  Animal DVD Collection
Acorn Naturalists offers a wide array of science and nature DVDs. In this section you will find those resources conveniently located in one place.
 
  Animal Sticker Books for All Ages
Use these quality animal stickers to create your own customized guides, decorate scrapbooks, make notecards or to supplement journal entries.
 
  Forest Animal Replica Collection
Ranging in size from 3 to 5 inches, these hand-painted North American forest animals are perfect for creating habitat and food chain scenes or simply for creative play. Replicas meet all toy standards and are phthalate and lead free.
 
  Animal X-rays
Acorn Naturalists offers realistic looking x-rays that are reproduced from actual scans. These are perfect for creating anatomical quiz games or for studying comparative anatomy. Perfect for use with the Light Cube we also offer.
 
  Animal Scramble Squares (Science & Nature Puzzles)
Align the squares to make a scene. Simple in appearance, but remarkably challenging, each puzzle contains information about each animal. Ages 6-adult. $9.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Scramble Squares), $8.91 each.
 
  Animal Care References
Includes a wide selection of animal care references on wildlife rehabilitation and animal husbandry.
 

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