National Wildlife Week Resources
Our featured wildlife, activities and lessons are great tools for engaging kids, but we also have some additional resources that you can use during your exploration of wildlife and trees during National Wildlife Week.
If you come across any other resources, please let us know and we will add them to the list. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Overview Flyer: Need some help explaining National Wildlife Week to your principal, parents, or community? Download this one page flyer.
- Branching Out for Wildlife - National Wildlife Week logo: Download copies of the National Wildlife Week logo to include on your own posters, signs, website, Facebook page, or other materials.
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- Posters: Download all six posters to make a four-foot tall picture of a tree! Use the posters to promote National Wildlife Week or as an educational tool for home, school or after-school clubs.
- Wildlife Trading Cards: Learn more about the wildlife and environment around us with each day's wildlife trading cards. Download, print, and share the cards with students, youth or family members. There are nine cards per day—45 cards in all—featuring U.S. species of trees and wildlife. Don't forget to download games and activities that you can do with the wildlife trading cards. Would you like to get more wildlife trading cards? Send an email to email@example.com and we'd be happy to share them with you.
- National Wildlife Week Lessons and Activities: Need ideas for activities to do with a class, youth group or club? NWF has a variety of lessons and activities that you can use to teach about trees and wildlife. Age appropriate lessons are available for grades K-12 on our Educators Page.
- National Wildlife Week Proclamation: Ask your commissioner, mayor, council member, school board, or other representative to declare March 18-24, 2013 as National Wildlife Week in your community. Download the sample proclamation.
- Plan an Event - Guidelines and Checklist: Kickstart National Wildlife Week by having a tree planting event. Review the checklist and guide for how you can organize a tree planting event in your community.
Branching Out for Wildlife Webinar - On Feb. 20, NWF hosted a special National Wildlife Week webinar to help educators prepare for National Wildlife Week. Learn about 45 species of trees and wildlife in the U.S. and fun lessons and activities and community service projects you can do with your students during National Wildlife Week. Watch the webinar >>
Become a Citizen Scientist for Wildlife
Grab your binoculars, smart phones, or cameras and head outside to help scientists collect data on wildlife. Become a Citizen Scientist! Here are a few programs that you can join today:
Need more ideas for projects? The USA Phenology Network is a great place to start, with over 200 different programs.
Post Sightings of Wildlife
- School and youth groups can apply for free trees for tree planting events through the NWF Tree Bank. Applications are due January 31st. Learn more >>
- Students 8-18 can apply for the Craig Tufts Scholarship to receive a week long outdoor adventure in Maine. Essays and applications are due by March 29, 2013.
- As part of the Discover the Forest Campaign, the U.S. Forest Service is offering free copies of a curriculum guide to Dr. Seuss' The Lorax that includes a number of classroom activities. To get a free hardcopy version, go to www.symbols.gov, click on "Contact Us" and enter your name and email. In the "questions/comment" section indicate that you are requesting the "Lorax Guide," the quantities needed, your name, address (no P.O. boxes) and phone. If you have questions call Deb Bruyere at 218-327-4282.
National Wildlife Week is just the start of a whole season for celebrating wildlife in your community. Some of our partner organizations have great events in the next few months. These are just a few: