Brief Description: Educators participate in workshops and obtain three activity guides. Workshops take place for groups that have between 10 and 25 educators and are scheduled by contacting local Project WILD volunteers.

STEM Subject: Science
Other Subject: Ecology
Grades: Elementary, Middle, and High (Gr. K-12)
Student participants: Unspecified
Format: Activity guide

Description: From the program website: “Project WILD is a wildlife-based conservation and environmental education program that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. Project WILD Activity Guides provide curriculum specially designed for educators of kindergarten through high school youth. Professional development training and educational materials are available through workshop participation.

Project WILD core materials include three activity guides for educators: the Project WILD K-12 Activity Guide highlights wildlife and habitat, Project WILD Aquatic Education Activity Guide emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems, Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife for grade 9-12 involves inquiry investigations and decisions affecting people, wildlife and their shared habitat.

  • It is ideal for teaching English-language arts, science, social science, math, physical education, health, and visual performing arts.
  • It builds curiosity and confidence through hands-on, engaging activities.
  • It is used in both formal and non-formal educational settings.
  • It presents a balanced and fair approach to environmental issues.
  • It was developed by educators and resource professionals for educators.
  • It provides opportunities that help young people evaluate information and make responsible choices. Students learn HOW TO THINK, NOT WHAT TO THINK!”

Workshops take place for groups between 10 and 25 people and are scheduled by local volunteer facilitators; interested parties must contact the main Project WILD office for information on workshop scheduling.

 http://www.dfg.ca.gov/projectwild/

 

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