EDUCATION

Conservation Education Resources


On this page, you will find a wide variety of lesson plans for all ages, as well as activities and information about wildlife and conservation. 

Conservation Education Lesson Plans

Pre-K-2nd Grade 3rd-5th Grade 6th-8th Grade
*Also see 5th grade Sagebrush
          Ecosystem Unit Below
 
High School
 

 

Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies 
Conservation Education Toolkit

For a wide variety of high quality lesson plans and resources compiled by the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
to support educators teaching about fish, wildlife, or habitat, click here

Infographics, Wildlife Fact Flashcards, and more!

Infographics & Flashcards    Short Videos     Other Activities & Resources
Critter Spotlights 
Tooth Aging Infographic
Wolverine ID
Wolverine Habitat
Deer & Elk Research
Kokanee Salmon Spawning
Helicopter Fish Stocking
Habitat Treatment- Fire
Studying Mountain Goats
Hatchery Water Treatment 
Fish Hatchery Overview
Wolverines 
Mule Deer Migration 
Electrofishing 
Elk Tracking Research 
Give Wildlife Space
Muddy Creek Wetlands
Wyoming Wildlife Atlas
Wetland Lessons & Activities
Build Your Own Bat House
Deer Ears Game
Communication Station
Wyoming Birds Checklist
Sage Grouse Activity Sheet
Mule Deer Activity Sheet
Wyoming Wildlife Coloring Book
Wyoming Wildlife Activity Sheet
 


5th Grade Science Unit:
A Sagebrush Ecosystem Expedition

Created By: Paige Fisher, Ana Houseal, Dorothy Tuthill, and Jenna Shim,
in partnership with the UW Biodiversity Institute. 

This NGSS-aligned unit will give students the opportunity to explore the diversity of life found within the sagebrushecosystem. They will explore this landscape through scientific and historical land use lenses. Students will build capacity in scientific inquiry skills through observations and conducting field investigations of the multiple patterns and processes that make up this unique ecosystem by using the landscape equation as a model. They will be encouraged and challenged to participate and influence their peers as they practice analytical reasoning skills and make deep connections to the sagebrush ecosystem in which they live. This unit also incorporates Place-Based Education principles, and includes strategies and best practices for English language learners.
 
Unit Overview
Lesson 1: Introduction to Place through Maps & Sagebrush
Lesson 2: The Landscape Equation
Lesson 3: The Importance of Air & Water on the Sagebrush Landscape Lesson 4: Dirt & Soil in the Sagebrush
Lesson 5: Food Webs in the Sagebrush Ecosystem Lesson 6: Plant Identification
Lesson 7: Exploring Insects in the Sagebrush Ecosystem
Lesson 8: Sage Grouse: An Umbrella Species
Lesson 9: Humans in the Sagebrush Ecosystem
Naturalist Journal & Each 1 Teach 1 Assessment Materials
Field Trip to the Sagebrush Ecosystem
Culminating Synthesis Research Project


Take a look at our Wild Times
magazine for kids!

 

Fish Hatchery Tour Information:

Wyoming Game & Fish Hatcheries and Rearing Stations are typically open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily year-round and visitors are always welcome. Guided tours are available to school groups, organizations and the general public by calling ahead and making a reservation. Check out each hatchery’s individual site for more details.

 
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