Uinta County Conservation District

204 East Sage St 

PO Box 370

Lyman, WY 82937

307 787 3070

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UCCD Check-Out Items

 

The Uinta County Conservation District has a number of natural resource and conservation education items available for public check-out for use in educational settings.

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View the list of items below or call us to see if we have what you need for your next outdoor teaching adventure.

Katie Lott

Education Coordinator

klott.uccd@gmail.com

307-787-3070

204 East Sage St.

Lyman WY 82937

INDIVIDUAL ITEMS
Please contact us to reserve and check-out materials.
Advance reservations will more likely ensure the material is available when you need it.
All material must be returned in good condition within three business days of use.

 

Books

We have a variety a books and some media materials that can be checked out for educational use. Many of our books are tied into our other check out kits, but can be checked out separately as well. Check out the list/descriptions to see if any of our books interest you or fit with your teaching topics.

Field Guides

A FIELD GUIDE TO MAMMAL TRACKING IN NORTH AMERICA 

by James Halfpenny 

 

Learn to identify tracks by looking at number of toes, claws, general shape, outline, gait, pads and tails. Thorough introductory section covers the basics of animal behavior, anatomy and movement. Learn how stride measurements tell you what the animals were doing and learn to track in difficult terrain where signs are sparse.

WHAT TREE IS THAT

by arborday.org 

 

A guide to the more common trees found in North America

TREES OF NORTH AMERICA

by St. Martin Press

 

A guide to the more common trees found in North America

A GUIDE TO COMMON FRESHWATER INVERTEBRATES OF NORTH AMERICA

by J. Reese Voshell Jr. 

 

information about creatures commonly encountered in the shallows of freshwater environments and are large enough to be seen with the naked eye. Focusing on identification and other additional information about these freshwater creatures. 

BERRIES, NUTS AND SEEDS

by Diane Burns 

 

Each page of this nature guide is devoted to one plant and its fruit. After a brief introduction to berries, nuts and seeds, the author details specific fruits in relation to what plant it comes from, what it looks like and what eats it. Beautiful watercolor pictures show the details. Part of the Take Along Guide series.

BIRDS, NESTS AND EGGS

by Mel Boring

 

15 birds, each described in a two page spread that includes illustrated descriptions of physical characteristics, nests, eggs and male/female differences. Activities in the book describe how to make a suet feeder, a bird shower and a simple bird blind. Part of the Take Along Guide series.

CATERPILLARS, BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES

by Mel Boring

 

Delightful overview of the common butterflies and other insects for children. Includes information on what each insect eats, where to find it and other interesting facts. Activity ideas for making cricket thermometers and moth sugar included Part of the Take Along Guide series.

FROGS, TOADS AND TURTLES

by Diane Burns

 

Colorful illustrations and useful tips help the reader identify 30 different kinds of frogs, toads and turtles in this fun guide perfect for outdoor adventures. For each species, you will learn what it looks like, what it eats and where to find it. There are also fascinating facts and fun activities. Part of the Take Along Guide series.

RABBITS, SQUIRRELS AND CHIPMUNKS

by Mel Boring

 

Young nature enthusiasts will learn about 28 types of rabbits, chipmunks and squirrels that live throughout the United States. A perfect book for studying identification, habitat, geography (where animals live in America) and math (size and weight comparisons). In addition to the informative text and illustrations there are easily reproduced activities. Part of the Take Along Guide series.

ROCKS, FOSSILS AND ARROWHEADS

by Laura Evert

 

Illustrations and descriptions for 15 rocks and minerals, 5 types of fossils and 7 kinds of arrowheads/artifacts. Text explains what they look like, how to find them and what they are used for. Part of the Take Along Guide series.

SEASHELLS, CRABS AND SEAT STARS

by Christaine Kump Tibbitts

 

This book provides general information on the types of creatures found at the beach. Information on shell formation, types, sizes and colors, with similar information about crabs, seastars and urchins. Illustrations with enough detail for identification and simple craft instructions. Part of the Take Along Guide series.

SNAKES, SALAMANDERS AND LIZARDS

by Diane Burns

 

Learn to identify 30 different species of snakes, salamanders and lizards. This book is loaded with fun info and activities. Part of the Take Along Guide series.

TRACKS, SCAT AND SIGNS

by Leslie Dendy

 

Anyone can be a nature detective Learn to spot and identify clues from 17 wild animal species in the woods, in fields and near ponds. Part of the Take Along Guide series.

TREES, LEAVES AND BARK

by Diane Burns

 

Brief introductory information for 15 American tree species, including the lifespan and uses of the wood. A color drawing of the mature tree and a close-up of the leaf help to further identify the tree. Descriptions and illustrations are also give for the seeds and the detail of the bark. Activity ideas included. Part of the Take Along Guide series.

WILDFLOWERS, BLOOMS AND BLOSSOMS

by Diane Burns

 

Beautiful hand illustrations of 30 common wildflowers complete with descriptive text on identifying characteristics, habitat descriptions and interesting facts  to help children and adults enjoy the outdoors. Part of the Take Along Guide series.

Teacher Resources

LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS

by Richard Louv

 

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ANIMALS MAKE US HUMAN

by Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson

 

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ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION

by Temple Grandin & Catherine Johnson

 

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THE NATURE PRINCIPLE - Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age

by Richard Louv

 

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OUTDOOR CAREERS 2nd Edition

by Elen Shenk

 

This edition provided job descriptions, and educational requirements for outdoor jobs from farming to forestry to meteorology. Professionals were interviewed, each with insight into daily responsibilities and challenges. 

NONFICTION MATTERS

by Stephanie Harvey

 

This book offers teachers the tools to help students explore nonfiction and dig deep to reach more complete understanding of the real world and report these insights in a compelling manner. The author shoes how students can read expository text, engage in research, and write authentic nonfiction that is captivating, visual and full of voice.

WINTER, AN ECOLOGICAL HANDBOOK

by James Halfpenny & Roy Ozanne

 

A complete book on winter ecology, offering insight into the effects of winter and strategies for coping, physiological responses, animal nutrition and populations in winter, plant and insect adaptation, human perceptions of winter and cold weather adaptations, along with suggestions for winter studies. Plant and animal adaptation are also discussed.

Activity Guides

SHARING NATURE WITH CHILDREN

by Joseph Cornell

 

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I LOVE DIRT

by Jennifer Ward

 

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Children's Books

THE BERENSTAIN BEARS - DON'T POLLUTE (ANYMORE)

by Stan & Jan Berenstain

 

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THE FOREST WHERE ASHLEY LIVES

by Mark & Ashley Vitosh

 

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