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 Giant Pandas. The Naturalist in a Box Giant Panda contains a Folkmanis brand mini finger puppet of the Giant Panda, its lunch box with a description of the Giant Panda, its habitat and zoological information for the student and teacher on the inside cover for reference, objects that represent what a Giant Panda may eat, including but not limited to, a plastic egg, a bamboo leaf and a plastic 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. This material is excellent to use for a continent study of Asia.