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 a Whooping Crane. The Naturalist in a Box Whooping Crane contains a aurora brand plush figure of a Whooping Crane, its lunch box with a description of the Whooping Crane, its habitat and zoological information for the student and teacher on the inside cover for reference, objects that represent what a Whooping Crane may eat, including but not limited to, an acorn, a frog, a lizard, a fly, a snake,a black berry and a blue crab. 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 and migration studies.