Good News! Due to overwhelming response, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers “Lewis and Clark Discovery Boxes” will remain available for purchase through June 30, 2004. The boxes, developed by the Corps of Engineers, are designed for interpretive staff to use as educational tools for school and visitor center programs commemorating the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. Initially available to only the Corps of Engineers, Army, and National Guard, nationwide interest from schools, museums, and visitor centers prompted the vendor to make the boxes available for an extended period of time.

The Lewis and Clark Discovery Boxes are educational trunks containing reproduction artifacts, posters, books and other materials that focus on the Army story of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The 42 items found in the box focus on the 7 Army values - duty, discipline, loyalty, personal courage, selfless service, respect, honor and integrity. Each box contains replicas of the items the Corps of Discovery had with them on their trip (15-star flag, sextant, etc.) and representations of items they found on their journey (prickly pear cactus, prairie dogs, beaver, etc.) Included in the box are related music CDs, books, and VHS videos. The boxes also contain a User Guide and other resources to help enhance and guide the development of interpretive and classroom programs.

The boxes are being assembled and distributed by Development Workshop in Idaho Falls, ID, a nonprofit agency affiliated with the National Institute of the Severely Handicapped (NISH). The items come assembled in a large red cedar trunk. Boxes are priced at $1,763.24, which includes shipping. To place an order, contact Gerry Hodges, Vice President of Industrial Services, Development Workshop, in Idaho Falls, ID, (208) 524-1550, [email protected]. Please allow approximately 60 days for delivery. Major credit cards will be accepted.

For more information, contact Patti Williams, L&C Coordinator, Portland District, (503) 808-4306, [email protected].

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