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 Beavers. The Naturalist in a Box Beaver contains a Folkmanis brand mini finger puppet of the Beaver, its lunch box with a description of the Beaver, its habitat and zoological information for the student and teacher on the inside cover for reference, objects that represent what a Beaver may eat, including but not limited to, specimens of tree leaves, tree twigs, tree bark and a blackberry. 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.