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Nebraska Project WILD

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Curriculum Guides



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Project WILD CoverProject WILD
Project WILD is a national program designed to help educators teach about habitats, ecosystems, adaptations, biodiversity, cultural perspectives, human impacts on the environment, and wildlife management. In addition, Project WILD teaches basic observation skills, problem-solving and decision making skills. This interdisciplinary program teaches learners “how to think, not what to think!” All activities utilize a hands-on approach and asks students to be engaged in their learning.  Activities are geared to students in kindergarten through 12th grades.

The Project WILD guide is available only through attending a Project WILD workshop. (Please see the Upcoming Workshops).


Project WILD Aquatic CoverAquatic Project WILD
Just like Project WILD, the Aquatic Project WILD guide helps teachers engage their students in learning about aquatic ecosystems and wildlife. The hands-on activities are geared at students in grades K-12 and teach about a wide range of topics – animal adaptations, water quality, habitat management, and human interactions with the environment.

The Aquatic Project WILD guide is available only through attending a Project WILD workshop. (Please see the Upcoming Workshops).



Growing Up WILD
Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature. This program invites children to explore wildlife and the world around them through a wide range of fun and engaging activities and experiences. Growing Up WILD provides an early foundation for developing positive attitudes and behaviors about nature and life-long social and academic skills. Activities are designed for children ages 3-7 years old.

Growing Up WILD is available through attending a Growing Up WILD workshop. (Please see the Upcoming Workshops).


Flying WILD
Flying WILD is a supplemental curriculum and activity guide introducing teachers and students to the study of birds – their habitats, adaptations, migration, mating, and observation. In addition, this guide help educators set-up a birding festival and community service projects related to birds. Activities are geared towards 5th - 8th grade students.

Flying WILD is available through attending a Flying WILD workshop. (Please see the Upcoming Workshops).



Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife
Project WILD's high school curriculum. This high school curriculum guide is designed to involve students in an environmental action project that will benefit the local wildlife community. Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife taps into students' desire to be part of a team and into their natural urge to understand, debate, and resolve real-life issues. Working methodically to achieve a positive result, students develop a sense of control and success.

The Science and Civics guide is available only through attending a Science and Civics workshop. (Please see the Upcoming Workshops).


WILD About Elk
Created in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, WILD About Elk provides a summary of the biology and ecology of elk. Topics addressed include physical characteristics and adaptations, habitat and historical range, behavior, life cycles, social structure, migratory patterns, and the present and historical relationships between elk and humans. A primary message woven throughout the guide is the importance of habitat to survival. Activities in the guide assist educators in helping their students learn about elk and their habitat. A resource list facilitates further exploration of issues affecting elk.

WILD about Elk is available through attending a WILD About Elk workshop. (Please see the Upcoming Workshops).


Interested in a Workshop
Please see the Upcoming Workshop for a list of workshops around the state.

Interested in hosting a workshop? Or, interested in attending a workshop not listed? Please contact Lindsay Rogers at lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov to set-up a workshop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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