Connecting...

National Wildlife Week 2016 Educator Resources

WILDLIFE LESSON PLANS:

Studying animals and their habitats can be a valuable learning experience for students of all ages. Developing and nurturing an appreciation of nature in our children is a fundamental element that safeguards the safety of our wildlife and environment.  Here we offer some lessons and activities that can be used to teach children about this year’s iconic species.

Bison:

 

Monarch:

  • LEGO Curriculum for K-2 “The Monarch Mission”
    • Lesson 1 – Students will identify insects and their common characteristics
    • Lesson 2 – What do Monarch Butterflies Need to Survive
  • Pollinator’s Journey 
    • Students will perform a role play about a threatened migratory pollinator that will deepen their understanding of what a pollinator is, what threatens the species, and how species can be protected.
  • Butterfly Life Cycle (Grades K-4) 
    • Students identify life cycle stages of butterflies. Older students learn threats facing the endangered Karner Blue Butterfly at each state in its life cycle.

 

Mountain Lion:

 

Polar Bears:

 

River Otter:

Get Our E-Newsletter 
How Are You Celebrating?