The Resource Co-op is a lending library for field equipment that any teacher in Central Oregon can utilize. We have developed specific kits, designed to have everything teachers need to facilitate different outdoor activities. Read the kit descriptions below.
Description of the Kits:
Aquatic Kit: Dissolved Oxygen test kit (2); pH test kit (2); safety goggles (8); rubber gloves (8); water thermometer (2); Macroinvertebrate sampling equipment including: D-nets (4), plastic tubs (4), ice cube trays (4), pipettes (4), pocket microscopes (4), macroinvertebrate field guides (8); yard sticks(4); stop watch (2); chest waders (8, variety of sizes); rubber boots (8, variety of sizes)
Bat Trunk: Provided by BatsLive: A Distance Learning Adventure, sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies and partners. The goal is to educate people of all ages on bat ecology, bat conservation, and impacts of the white-nose syndrome disease.
Wildlife Tracking Kit: Set of 6 skull replicas (black bear, cougar, coyote, beaver, deer, squirrel); Set of 8 scat replicas (black bear, cougar, coyote, beaver, deer, squirrel, porcupine, raccoon); Set of 15 track replicas (black bear, cougar, coyote, beaver, deer, squirrel, porcupine, raccoon, elk, mink, otter, crow, great horned owl); Peterson First Guide to Mammals of North America (8); Animal Tracks of Washington and Oregon, Lone Pine Publishing (8); Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest, David Moskowitz (4); Reptiles of the Northwest, Lone Pine Publishing (6)
Birding Kit: Binoculars (16 pairs); Birds of Oregon, Lone Pine Publishing (8); Songbirds, Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists (8); Birds of Prey, Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists (8)
Insect Studies Kit: Butterfly nets (8); Bugs of Washington and Oregon, Lone Pine Publishing (8); Creature peepers (8); Jars (8)
Plant Studies Kit: Trees to Know in Oregon, Edward Jensen (8); Plants of the Southern Interior British Columbia and the Inland Pacific Northwest, Robert Parish (8); Wetland Plants of Oregon and Washington, Lone Pine Publishing (4); Sagebrush Country: A Wildflower Sanctuary (8); Hand lenses (8)
Stream Tables Kit: Stream Table Kits (8); Buckets (4); Yard sticks (8); Protractors (4)
Soil Studies Kit: Soil collection tubes (4); Soil thermometers (4); Soil Life Discovery Kit (1); Soil Chemistry Test Kits (pH, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium); Soil Texture Flow Chart
First Aid Kit: 2 Hiker First Aid Kits
Clipboards/Whiteboard: 32 clipboards, 2 11”x14” portable whiteboards
Thank you to Diack Ecology Fund and Deschutes National Forest for their support of the Resource Co-op!
Additional kits are available through Sunriver Nature Center’s Travelling Trunk Program.