The Naturalist in a Box is an experiential, hands-on environmental education material for children ages 5 through 9. It is the animal/insect and it’s lunchbox. The material is designed to be used independently by the child as he/she explores and learns about the Monarch Butterfly. The Naturalist in a Box Monarch Butterfly contains a Folkmanis brand mini finger puppet of the Monarch, its lunch box with a description of the Monarch, its habitat and zoological information for the student and teacher on the inside cover for reference, objects that represent what a Monarch may eat, including but not limited to, several objects that are artificial flowers and representations of Common Milkweed. 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 the Monarch migration and the ecosystem it may inhabit.