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 River Otters. The Naturalist in a Box River Otter contains a Folkmanis brand mini finger puppet of the River Otter, its lunch box with a description of the River Otter, its habitat and zoological information for the student and teacher on the inside cover for reference, objects that represent what a River Otter may eat, including but not limited to, a specimen of mussel shells, a specimen of clam shells a crawfish and a fish. 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. Great material for a continent study of North America.