Traveling Trunks

Cabrillo's traveling trunks are available to teachers within San Diego County for two week periods. There are no charges associated with borrowing trunks, however teachers will be responsible for picking up and dropping off the trunk and replacing lost or damaged items. The trunks allow instructors who may not be able to bring their students on a field trip to have the same resources and activities available to classes that visit the park, plus many supplementals. Reserve your trunk below today!

Available Trunks

Plant Adaptations of the Coastal Sage Scrub: While utilizing the contents of this trunk students will discover that over time, native plants of San Diego have adapted to their surroundings to ensure survival. They will be able to answer questions like: 1) How do plants survive in the hot-dry climate of San Diego? and 2) Do some plants survive better than others in San Diego? This trunk contains an eight-lesson unit, books, DVDs, hands-on materials, games, resource guides for teachers, and a field guide for taking students outside to discover their natural surroundings.

Plant Adaptations Tools: Lesson Plans - Teacher Resources - Rubrics - Student Handouts


**NEW** See Life - Understanding Biodiversity in Marine Ecosystems: Biodiversity – what is it? Broken down, “bio” is the Latin root for “life” and “diversity” means “variety.” Together, biodiversity simply means the variety of life on this planet. High biodiversity leads to healthy ecosystems. Each individual plant or animal within an ecosystem has an important job to do in order to keep the community functioning. Utilizing the activities in this trunk students will garner a greater understanding of what biodiversity is, how Cabrillo scientists study it in the Rocky Intertidal Zone, and what students can do to help us preserve and protect the variety of life on earth. 

See Life Tools: Lesson Plans - Teacher ResourcesStudent Data SheetsField Guides - 3D Cabrillo -

Guess Who - Who Am I? - Patterns in Nature