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Within each category below, you can "mix or match" quantity 10 or more and receive discounted pricing. Simply select 10 or more items within a category (you can select 10 of the same item or any mix of 10 resources). Your shopping cart will automatically calculate the discount.

  Acorn Naturalists' Animal Signature® Displays
Just as we learn to identify the handwriting of others, we can learn to read signatures left by wildlife. By recognizing animal clues, it is possible to determine which animals are in the area. This unique set of 6" x 8" glass-topped displays provides real examples of these clues, or signatures. Samples are carefully collected-for example, our squirrel cones are collected after squirrels have chewed them. Scat replicas are cast from field samples, worm castings from gardens, frass from where caterpillars have been feeding, and insect chewed leaves are collected and pressed. Ages 9-adult. $24.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $22.41 each.
  Acorn Naturalists' Clue Cards® Collection
Clue Cards present a set of ten 6" x 9" challenging tracking cards that engage students in the scientific method. Students learn to observe, form hypotheses, analyze data, predict, refine hypotheses, and develop conclusions. Cards are laid out one at a time, each card presenting a connected but new sequence of tracks that provide data for speculation.Complete directions plus specific age-appropriate questions. Printed locally on recycled paper. $9.90/set. MIX OR MATCH ANY 10 CLUE CARDS, $8.91 each.
  Acorn Naturalists' Create-a-Scene® Biome Kits
These kits feature a generous selection of natural materials for a realistic appearance. Each biome kit includes six or more hand-painted animal replicas, and offers a unique mix of habitat-appropriate rocks, leaves, logs and substrate, along with an original line-drawing of a background (to be colored in). Additionally, the kit contains three extra blank cards for creating more scenes along with an “animal clue” item (such as a squirrel-chewed pine cone in the evergreen forest diorama) to add interest and intrigue. Creatively supplement these hands-on displays with locally collected resources. Each kit is packaged in a 11" long x 9" wide x 6" deep custom-designed stained wooden box with a sliding lid. Turn the box on its side to create the “theater” for the diorama. Includes instructions and suggestions for supplemental activities. Twelve different habitats from different biomes are offered. Each kit contains different blends of the resources listed above along with the specific animals listed below. For ages 7 and up. $69.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $62.91 each.
  Acorn Naturalists' Urban Life Science Modules®
These modules explore common plants and animals found in backyards and parks across North America. Each kit contains four to five activity cards and materials and masters needed for each exercise. Unique ideas for bringing urban science into a child’s life, ages 7-12. Cards are printed locally on recycled paper. $13.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $12.51 each.
  Algae Rubber Stamps
Custom made from images of marine algae photographed in the field. Perfect addition to fish printing or other marine art projects. Each rubber stamp measures 3 inches x 4 inches and is permanently mounted on an easy-to-grip wood handle. Five beautiful marine algae stamps are available. $12.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $11.61 each.
  Alphabet & Counting Book Series
Intriguing, beautifully illustrated series for children ages 4-8. Filled with fascinating stories and tales about a vast array of creatures and their habitats. $7.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.11 each.
  Amazing Animal Scientists Series
These engaging books combine ecology with scientific principles. Young readers in grades 3-4 see how animals have adapted to their environments. The series explores animals’ use of anatomy, behavior, and engineering to overcome environmental challenges such as escaping a predator, making a shelter, or finding food. $7.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.11 each.
  Animal Behavior Series
This award-winning series (Best Books for Children, Science Books and Films) shows children how different animals hunt for food, build their homes, raise and protect their young, communicate, eat, rest, protect themselves, and move. $6.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $6.21 each.
  Animal Helpers Series
Many individuals, from early years on, show an interest in wildlife conservation and rehabilitation. The books in this series combine amazing photographs with engaging text for readers ages 4-8. Learn about the newest animal care programs in zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, aquariums, and raptor centers. Books capitalize on children's natural interest in discovering how individuals go about helping animals. $9.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $8.91 each.
  Animal Homes Series
Award-winning titles portray the diversity found in animal homes, from those occurring hundreds of feet high to ones existing deep underground. These easy-to-read books welcome young readers into the homes of a wide variety of animals. Each includes word lists, diagrams, and notes for parents and teachers. $6.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $6.21 each.
  Animal Track Stamps (all four tracks per species)
These accurate rubber track stamps are mounted on 3 inch x 4 inch wood blocks with the image of the track engraved on the top of each block. Use to create and review different track patterns (walking, running, bounding, sitting) as well as to augment student journals or enhance biome scenes. For art projects, a single track can be used, but for teaching about animal track patterns, showing gait, hunting, and resting patterns, four tracks (front right and left, rear right and left) provide greater realism. $9.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $8.91 each.
  Animal Track Stamps (single generic track).
Use these 2-1/2 inch square rubber stamps to create tracks of different North American mammals. Each stamp is labeled and mounted on a sturdy, easy to grip wooden block base. $6.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $6.21 each.
  Animal Trackers Series
Animal trackers learn how to record the habitat requirements, population trends, migration routes, and diets of animals in order to develop effective conservation programs. This series reveals the exciting, cutting-edge techniques that trackers use to study and follow animals in their natural habitats. Grades 3-4. $7.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.11 each.
  Arthropods Series
Young children are universally fascinated by the animals, mostly insects, that they find in yards, parks and playgrounds. This series introduces children ages 5-7 to the diversity found in insects and other arthropods. Large color photographs and simple text explore the appearance, behavior, and ecology of each group. Includes diagrams, word lists, and notes to parents and teachers. $7.20 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $6.48 each.
  Audubon Plush Birds
These durable, 5" tall Audubon Birds with Calls accurately display each species’ vivid coloration! Perfect for storytelling and learning about birds. Song recordings are from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. $7.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.11 each.
  Backyard Birds Series
Children are universally interested in the birds they see right outside their window or while on the school playground. Within these books, young children ages 5-7 learn basic facts about each bird, including habitat, behavior, life cycle, and identifying characteristics. Engaging text is supplemented with amazing photographs and useful range maps. $6.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $6.21 each.
  Big Science Ideas Series
Perfect way to help students in grades 2-3 understand key science concepts by focusing on specific topics. Captivating text is accompanied by color photographs. $8.80 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.92 each.
  Bingo Games Collection
These colorful games are perfect for getting children ages 6-9 interested in science and nature. Use as supplemental activities or as parts of subject area lesson plans. Each of these sets contains 42 illustrated bingo cards with information on the back of the card. Includes six playing boards and plenty of bingo chips. $14.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $13.41 each.
  Bird Life Cycle Series
Children are naturally curious about birds and their young. Baby Birds explores the robin's life cycle, while the other titles look at the diversity found in bird eggs, nests, and rearing methods. Ages 5-7. $6.50 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $5.85 each.
  Block Printing Inks
These specialty inks are perfect for making beautiful prints. Clean up is easy with just soap and water. Available in a rainbow of colors or you can mix colors to make your own unique shades. The 37 cc (1-1/4 ounce) tube will ink about 30-40 nine-inch fish. Also available in an economical 5 ounce tube.
  Clever Catch® Ball Collection
Use these 24" diameter Clever Catch® inflatable balls to add a new dimension to learning fun! Students enjoy tossing them around the classroom, playground, nature center, scout gathering or home. The player catching the ball answers the question nearest their left thumb. Use as icebreakers for beginning a new topic, quizzing on what has been learned, or for getting group dynamics going. Answer key and instructions are included. $12.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $11.61 each.
  Earth Clay Paints
These paints are made from earth pigments found in naturally occurring clay deposits. The clays are collected, dried, crushed, and sifted to create pigments. Shipped dry, these pigments can be mixed with water to produce a creamy paint similar to tempera. Adding more water produces watercolors. Colors are rich and vibrant, perfect for both children and adults who want to paint on paper, stones, fabric, wood, bark, or any other surface. Each three-ounce packet makes approximately 16 ounces of paint when mixed. Paint comes in three ounce packets. $5.50 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $4.95 each.
  Energy Revolution Series
Introduces students in grades 4-5 to the fast-changing arena of energy production and use. Each title begins with a definition of the energy form being discussed, followed by challenges associated with each form of energy. This series provides a well-rounded picture of alternative energy sources. Each book features full color photographs and an engaging text. $8.80 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.92 each.
  Enviro-Safe® Thermometer Collection
These rugged Enviro-Safe® brand NIST-certified lab and field thermometers do not contain mercury, mineral spirits, or alcohols, but rather a biodegradable, safe green dye, should breakage occur-less likely since they come in a protective casing. These 6" long thermometers also come out of the case for direct reading. Attach string to top loop for immersion in water. These meet all GLOBE specifications. Note: thermometers should be stored at a slight angle (base down) to prevent separation. $19.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $17.91 each.
  Explore the Biomes Series
From dry deserts to lush rain forests, Earth’s biomes and the plants and animals that live in them are highlighted in this series. Each profiles real-life scientists-their field notes add interest and reality to the explorations. Ages 8-11. $7.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.11 each.
  Eyelike Sticker Book Series
Each book features 400 colorful and bold stickers. The illustrated inside covers provide space for creative sticker patterns. Peel-and-place reusable adhesive allows for repeat play. Ages 7-12. $6.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $6.21 each.
  Fandex Family Field Guide Series
Children love these die-cut guides. Fandex guides are colorful, easy to manipulate, and cover a wide range of birds, butterflies, wildflowers and trees found in North America. $12.90 each. MIX OR MATCH ANY 10 FANDEX GUIDES, $11.61 each.
  Feather Replica Sets Collection
After years of research and experimentation, we are pleased to present these accurate, life-size feather replicas scanned directly from permitted feather collections. Feathers are laser-cut and pop out individually from the sheet. Use these feather replicas to seed trails and have young explorers find and collect them. Spread them out on a table and have students organize, classify, and study key identifying features. These high resolution, two-sided feather images are printed on waterproof material that is derived from minerals, not trees (thus no bleaching chemicals are used in the manufacture of these unique replicas). If needed, the feather replicas can be cleaned in warm soapy water. A total of 63 different bird North American bird species are represented. $29.90 per set. MIX OR MATCH 10, $26.91 per set.
  Game Bandanas
Perfect way to turn explorations into into great adventures! These durable, washable, 22" square scarves are perfect for “breaking the ice” or for learning how to make focused observations when visiting a forest, field, desert, pond, or beach. Ideal for naturalists, teachers, camp leaders, parents and children. Activities involve observations, scavenger hunts, clue games, and identifications. $6.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Game Bandanas), $6.21 each.
  Golden Guides Series
These introductory yet thorough field guides have inspired millions to explore nature. Revised and updated, Golden Guides offer detailed information and vivid illustrations. Perfect for all ages and experience levels. $6.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $6.21 each.
  Ink Pad Collection
Use with leaf and track replicas or stamps. Approved by the FDA, these inks are washable and safe. To recharge, moisten with water. Pads measure 3" x 2". $4.90 each. MIX OR MATCH ANY 10 INK PADS, $4.41 each.
  Keychain Field Guide Collection
These waterproof plastic cards feature various species found throughout North America and are perfect for use in the field. Each measures just 1¼ x 4 inches, bound together with a clip-chain. Back side contains interesting facts about the plant or animal and in the case of track and scat, size comparisons and ruler marks. $7.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.11 each.
  Kind Fur® Replicas (boxed)
Each Kind Fur® is securely adhered with non-toxic water-based glue to the inside of a protective 12" long x 9" wide x 2" deep wooden slide-top box (custom crafted in the US for Acorn Naturalists' Kind Furs®). Students can study and feel the fur, and slide the protective lid over it when done. Boxes are labeled on the back, making it easy to set them out on a table for quiz games or activities such as matching a sample with skull, track or scat replicas. $32.90 each. MIX OR MATCH ANY 10 BOXES, $29.61 each.
  Kind Fur® Replicas (swatches)
Perfect for carrying in a backpack for discussions on the trail or for setting out at a discovery table. Each Kind Fur® is folded in half, and then hand-sewn around the edge. Each measures approximately 8" x 5". $24.90 each. MIX OR MATCH ANY 10 SWATCHES, $22.41 each.

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Replica fur (Kind Fur®) is an ideal resource for educators. Designed primarily to give children the look and feel of animal fur, these replicas go well with storytelling and discovery table activities. We need to emphasize, however, that these replicas are not study skins (they lack eye holes, ears, noses, paws and tails). On the other hand, unlike real fur, these replicas do not have special storage or treatment requirements. They also do not require knowledge of complex and ever-changing regulations regarding State of Origin fur tags, permits, transfers, and associated necessary record keeping. Most importantly, Kind Fur® does not require trapping animals better left alive in the wild. Regarding these replicas, it is important to note that in nature there is tremendous variation in fur color, even on a single specimen, let alone among the same species in different locations or seasons. These replicas are close in appearance (and feel) to animal furs, but won't match "perfectly" with any given real fur. Also, as can be the case with skull replicas, high-quality faux fur can sometimes cost more than real fur. While realistic in appearance, replica fur can always be identified by looking at the backing—replica fur have cloth fabric backing, as opposed to tanned animal hide holding the hairs. Twenty-five years ago, Acorn Naturalists made a concerted effort to encourage people to embrace the skull replica concept to reduce demand for real skulls. Acorn Naturalists is now pioneering the concept of replacing real fur with replica fur, or Kind Fur®.

  LaMotte Individual Science Project Test Kits
Perfect for individual investigation of tap, pond, stream, lake or ocean water. Each of these kits contain specific instructions along with creative suggestions for student science projects. $24.70 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $22.23 each.
  Leaf Replica Collection - Medium
Actual imprints of leaves that have been cast in flexible vinyl for use in creative art projects or as an aid in plant identification. Press with different colors of stamp pads or roll on different colors of block inks to make leaf prints using a brayer. Medium leaf replicas range from 4-6 inches in length. $7.90 each, MIX OR MATCH 10 MEDIUM LEAF REPLICAS, $7.11 each.
  Leaf Replica Collection - Large
Actual imprints of leaves that have been cast in flexible vinyl for use in creative art projects or as an aid in plant identification. Press with different colors of stamp pads or roll on different colors of block inks to make leaf prints using a brayer. Large leaf replicas range from 7-9 inches in length. $9.90 each, MIX OR MATCH ANY 10 LARGE LEAF REPLICAS, $8.91 each.
  Life Cycles Book Series
This acclaimed series takes young readers ages 7-9 through the stages of life that all plants and animals share-"birth,” growth, and adulthood. Colorful photographs accompany a rich, flowing narrative. Each book contains a wealth of information in an easy-to-access format. $8.80 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.92 each.
  Life in a Biome Collection
This series introduces young children to the concept of animal adaptation in places as diverse as deserts, oceans, rainforests, and polar regions. Children explore the diversity of global habitats and read about the animals that call these places home. Each of the eight books has a glossary, a “read more” section, global maps, notes to parents and teachers, and internet links. For readers ages 5-6. $6.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $6.21 each.
  Microslide Filmstrips Collection
Designed to be used with the Microslide Viewer, these filmstrips include eight micrographs plus lesson plans which encourage inquiry learning. Perfect for elementary classroom and nature center programs. Shown are seven different micrograph strips from the collections offered. Each set comes complete with lessons and discussions of the images on the filmstrip. $9.90 per filmstrip with lesson plans. MIX OR MATCH 10 FILMSTRIPS, $8.91 per filmstrip with lesson plans.
  Mobile Collection
These creative mobiles come ready to hang, with strong threads pre-attached to thin metal rods for quick assembly. Simply remove from package and mount-each is perfectly balanced and will float in different patterns with only the slightest breeze. Ideal for the classroom, outdoor education center or home. For ages 7-adult. $33.20 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $29.88 each.
  NAI Interpretive Booklet Series
Back by popular demand! These packed 16 page booklets are now back in print! Packed with unique activities for the trail, each is a goldmine for outdoor interpreters and educators! $7.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.11 each.
  National Audubon Pocket Guides Series
Each beautifully illustrated field guides features 80 full-color photographs. Convenient 4 x 6 inch size slips easily into a pocket or backpack. Identification methods along with range, habitat and seasonal variations in species are discussed in each book. Because of their light weight and small size, these field guides are very popular with hikers. $10.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $9.81 each.
  National Audubon Regional Guides Series
These resources provide readers with a compact, comprehensive guide to regional natural features. Whether you are at home or on the road, these field guides provide you with an introduction to the region’s common wildflowers, trees, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, geology, fossils, weather, ecology and night skies. $21.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (National Audubon Regional Field Guides), $19.71 each.
  Nature Circles Guides®
Nature Circles Guides® consist of a collection of creative cards filled with ideas, activities, and identifications. Each set contains includes introductory cards, science activity cards, resource cards, and a Make Your Own activity card. $11.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Nature Circles Cards), $10.71 each.
  One Small Square Series
This interactive, popular book series teaches children how to observe nature closely through scientific methods. Beautiful illustrations accompany an informative text. Along with habitat descriptions, these books feature suggested activities, such as transect studies, that extend learning into the field. For ages 6-10. $9.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $8.91 each.
  Perfect Pellets®
Each of these owl pellet replicas contains the bones (replicas) of one of three common prey species (vole, bird, or mole). These owl pellet replicas are easier to dissect than organic (real) pellets while offering a consistent lab experience. Each pellet contains a complete disarticulated skeleton. $3.40 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $3.06 each.
  Peterson Field Guide Coloring Book Series
Coloring your own field guide is a fine way to learn how to recognize common plants and animals. Each book comes with a full set of color stickers that can be used to identify different species as well as provide guidance for coloring. Each species is described next to the coloring outline. Creative fun for ages 7-13. $8.80 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Peterson Field Guide Coloring Books), $7.92 each.
  Prepared Slides Collection
Featured below are 47 of the most popular slides used in life science classes. Simply select those that pertain to your lesson or interests, and if needed, order a slide storage box (see selection on this page), and you have your own custom set! Each slide is labeled, and is of the same high quality as those in the prepared slide sets (25, 100 slide sets). $4.40 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $3.96 each.
  Professor Noggin's Science and Nature Card Games
Each card (30 per deck) combines trivia, true/false, and multiple choice questions. A special three-numbered die is used to promote interaction and communication between players. Easy to advanced levels keep everyone interested and challenged. Perfect for classroom learning centers or for creative fun at home. For players ages 7 and up. $9.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Professor Noggin Games), $8.91 each.
  Rubbing Plates Collection
Creative way for children to learn about science and nature while having fun. To make artistic rubbings, simply lay a sheet of paper over the top and rub with a pencil. Each set comes with directions and ideas for expanding this art form into many unique projects and lessons. Rubbing plate sizes range from 4 - 8 inches long. Engaging activities for children ages 5 and up. $10.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $9.81 each.
  Scramble Squares (Science and 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.
  Take A Walk Series
These hands-on activity books introduce children to the world at their doorstep, teaching them how to keep a field notebook on the plants and animals they discover. Using a hands-on approach, students also learn the skills to identify what they find. These guides are ideal for introducing children ages 8-13 to the world right outside their door. $9.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $8.91 each.
  Take-Along Guides Series
TAKE-ALONG GUIDE SERIES. Boring. Children ages 5-10 will enjoy the creative activities and helpful identifications found in this series. Each guide is beautifully illustrated and inquiry-oriented. $7.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Take-Along Guides), $7.11 each.
  PerfectCast® Tooth Replica Collection
Each tooth is cast in Perfect Cast® at actual size (size varies from 2-5 inches long, depending on species). $14.40 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (PerfectCast® Tooth Replica Collection), $12.96 each.
  Track & Scat Scarves
Outdoor educators and naturalists use these wearable 21" square scarf field guides on hikes and for “who was here” games. Create interest and fun with these unique scarves that feature track and scat drawings sketched from field samples. Six different colors to choose from. $11.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Track and Scat Scarves), $10.71 each.
  Track Pattern Stencils
Based on the study of tracks in the wild, these life-size mylar stencils teach about the movement patterns of bird and mammal species, including specific walk and gait patterns. Each set also contains a natural history reference sheet that describes the animal’s ecological status, habitat, body shape, behavior, and diet along with instructions and illustrations of different track patterns. Packaged in a clear bag. $19.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $17.91 each.
  Tree Round Collection
Made from tree trimmings and downed wood, these high quality rounds range in size from 2½" to 4½" across by ¼" thick. Each is dried, baked, and smooth-sanded on one side to allow for clear reading of rings that vary in size depending on growing conditions and species. Select from 18 different species. A perfect, hands-on resource for introducing students to botany, forestry, and tree ring counting used to study climate change. All of the tree rounds, with the exception of the bamboo, are examples of dicots (with growth rings). Bamboo shows monocot sieve tubes. $2.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $2.61 each.
  Watch It Grow Series
Capture the natural curiosity of young children, ages 4-7, by sharing these image-rich books. $6.30 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $5.67 each.

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