The Naturalist in a Box is an experiential, hands-on environmental education material for children ages 5 through 9. It is the animal and it’s lunchbox. The material is designed to be used independently by the child as he/she explores and learns about Spotted Owls. The Naturalist in a Box Spotted Owl contains a Folkmanis brand mini finger puppet of the Spotted Owl, its lunch box with a description of the Spotted Owl, its habitat and zoological information for the student and teacher on the inside cover for reference, objects that represent what a Spotted 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. Perfect for a study of old growth forests and ecosystems.