Nature in a Box

Teacher Loan Kit Program

County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation
5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger
Eaton Canyon Nature Center Associates

For educators who want to promote nature knowledge, create positive experiences, and instill in children an appreciation of nature. Explore the exciting elements of our natural world in Southern California. Choose topics from rocks & minerals, plants, insects & arthropods, reptiles, amphibians, birds, or mammals.

Eaton Canyon Nature Center has wonderful nature-themed boxed kits for loan

Each kit is packed with tools, specimens, and a Resource Guide that includes learning objectives, teacher preparation, planning tips, class activities, and literature.

Loan service is available to school teachers and non-profit educators.

How to sign up for a loan kit

Please send an e-mail to:
For specific information on how to get into the program for next month’s loans. Loan appointments are on selected Sundays each month

For more information, please contact Helen Wong, Superintendent, at the Nature Center – 1750 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 398-5420