The Naturalist in a Box is an experiential, hands-on environmental education material for children ages 5 through 9. The material is designed to be used independently by the child as he/she explores and learns about Barn Owl. The Naturalist in a Barn Owl contains a Folkmanis brand mini finger puppet of the Barn Owl, its lunch box with a description of the Barn Owl, its habitat and zoological information for the student and teacher on the inside cover for reference, objects that represent what a Barn Owl may eat, including but not limited to, a snake, a frog, a bird, a butterfly, a mouse, a shrew, and a rabbit. You receive a Montessori lesson plan for the teacher/parent detailing how to use the material and the extensions possible, and a reproducible coloring page for the child to use. This material is excellent to use for a continent study of North America and ecosystems.