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Conservation Crates include WGFD-approved lesson plans for all grade levels and the materials to implement them. Educators across the state are encouraged to borrow these crates from regional Game and Fish offices, statewide. There are 6 crates to choose from, listed below.

Migration and Habitat

Lessons included in this crate will emphasize the essential components of a habitat, how wildlife of all sizes depend on their environment’s health, and how wildlife interact with their environment.

Management Models

The environment, all wildlife, and humans are interconnected and dependent on each other. Lessons included demonstrate the relationships between wildlife and their habitat, wildlife and other wildlife, and wildlife with humans.

Invasive Species & Diseases

Lessons explain invasive species and diseases’ impacts on wildlife populations and the environment. Topics include Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), aquatic invasive species, and the Black-Footed Ferret story.

Animal Adaptations

Wildlife has changed physically, behaviorally, and physiologically to better suit and thrive within their environment. Lessons demonstrate the importance of adaptations for critters in all environments.

Bear ID & Safety

Wyoming is home to large bear populations. Lessons provide opportunities for bear identification, bear spray demonstrations, and home preparations to prevent bear interactions.

Pelts & Skulls

This crate has native wildlife pelts and skulls. The facilitator may use these materials in their own manner. However, two optional lessons that emphasize predator-prey relationships and skull classification are included.

Request a Conservation Crate here!

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

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. 


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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