Teacher Resources

Kits for Loan

We offer a variety of classroom and field education kits for loan that support formal and non-formal K-12 educators with tools to enhance their science programs. Our kits may be borrowed for up to two weeks and are available at our downtown Portland office. In some cases and with advance notice we may be able to arrange a delivery or pick-up. If you have any questions or would like to request a kit, please contact Paige Suniga at psuniga@estuarypartnership.org, 503-226-1565 X 247

Classroom Lessons and Activities

Downloadable resources for educators

Stream Table Kit

  • Elementary
  • Stormwater
  • Kits for Loan

The Stream Tabel Kit provides an hands-on opportunity to expore how rivers and streams function...

Mystery Box Kit

  • Elementary
  • Wildlife
  • Kits for Loan

The Mystery Box is mix of scavenger hunt and geocaching. Groups of students find biden boxes along a...

Water Cycle Kit

  • Elementary
  • Stormwater
  • Kits for Loan

The Water Cycle Kit teachers students about he intricacies of the water cycle and asks then to...

Native and Invasive Plant Kit (Spanish language version)

  • Elementary
  • Kits for Loan

The Native and Invasive Plant Kit (Spanish language version) has all the supplies needed to conduct...

Food Web Jenga Kit

  • Elementary
  • Foodwebs
  • Kits for Loan

The Food Web Jenga Kit is a fun and tactile way to illustrate how natural and human actions affect...

Salmon Survial Game Kit

  • Elementary
  • Wildlife
  • Kits for Loan

The Salmon Survival Game Kit explores the amazing journey Salmon take as they develop and the way...

Beaver Adaptation Kit

  • Elementary
  • Wildlife
  • Kits for Loan

The Beaver Adaptation kit contains materials for students to rotate through hands-on stations while...

Illustrated Nature Scavenger Hunt

  • Elementary
  • Wildlife
  • Classroom Lessons and Outdoor Activities

This is a fun and easy outdoor activity for ages K-5. The pictures make it easy to understand and...

How-To Create a Schoolyard Map

  • Elementary
  • Classroom Lessons and Outdoor Activities

Have fun exploring your campus with a schoolyard map!

Schoolyard Scavenger Hunt

  • Elementary
  • Wildlife
  • Classroom Lessons and Outdoor Activities

Scavenger Hunts are a great way to explore your local area and an opportunity to get kids outside!

Plant Press Kit

  • Elementary
  • Kits for Loan

Category: PlantsThis simple plant press is a fun way for students to preserve plant specimens. The...

Native American Plant Use Kit

  • Elementary
  • Foodwebs
  • Kits for Loan

Category: PlantsThese hands-on materials help you discover ways humans have used plants in the North...