Learn about wildlife-related professional development for educators
Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation education program focused on wildlife and habitat. It is sponsored by the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies. The curriculum is suitable for both formal and informal settings.
Project WILD helps teachers teach their students how to think — not what to think — about wildlife and related natural resources. WILD's materials and activities complement many science or outdoor recreation courses.
Here are a few other reasons Project WILD is great for your school:
- Teacher training and student supplies are provided at no cost to you and are funded by hunting and fishing license fees.
- The curriculum is aligned with national standards in multiple subject areas, and soon will be aligned with Utah Core standards.
- No wildlife expertise is needed — all lessons and activities include sufficient background information on the concepts taught.
- Activities include indoor and outdoor components, are flexible, require few materials and are easy to adapt to your learners.
- Activities develop conceptual skills such as analysis, classification, description, estimation, evaluation, inference, hypothesis formation and problem solving.
- With workshops and other teacher training, teacher relicensure hours and Utah State Board of Education credit may be available.