Bring the Museum to your school! The Florida Museum currently offers five Inquiry Box outreach programs for use in the classroom. All activities are designed to integrate social studies, language arts, math, and science in a unified learning experience.

Suitable for: All ages but geared to K-3rd grade

A free 45-minute educational program is available to schools in Alachua County. These programs use artifacts and natural history objects and are delivered by Museum staff or docent volunteers to enhance science and social studies lessons or Museum field trips. Additionally, Inquiry Boxes may be checked out for two weeks at a cost of $25/box.

Inquiry Boxes may be checked out for two weeks at a cost of $25/box. Teachers are responsible for picking up and returning the Inquiry Boxes to the Museum.

Participants will:

Shared Boxes

The Florida’s Reptiles and Amphibian Inquiry Box (2 green suitcases) contains books (both fiction and nonfiction), a video, 6 replicas, word cards, laminated teaching aids and a teacher’s guide (including a suggested approach sheet). This Inquiry Box features 14 shared boxes, each designed to be explored by 1-3 students.

Each box contains:

This Inquiry Box was designed using the Sunshine State Standards and is intended to enhance FCAT preparation.

Suggested Links

Herpetology – Florida Museum of Natural History

Reptiles & Amphibians for Kids – Smithsonian National Zoo

Frogs and Toads of Florida – University of Florida Wildlife Extension

 

Ready to reserve an Inquiry Box and/or presentation? Please email dmilner@flmnh.ufl.edu or call 352-273-2030.