Lesson Plans and Webinars

The lesson plans presented here are a sampling from the National Wildlife Federation's collection of more than 1,000 lesson plans designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification, and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards.

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Lesson Plans by Topic


Lessons that introduce students to wildlife and wildlife behavior


Amphibians and Reptiles

Birds and Butterflies


Insects, Spiders, and Invertebrates


Endangered and At-Risk Species


Marine Wildlife

Variety of Wildlife


Lessons designed to introduce students to concepts of ecology, habitat care, and species identification


Lessons that explore ecosystems within the United States





The National Wildlife Federation offers live webinars, great for educators and parents looking for ways to engage their kids with nature and conservation.

Recordings of Past Webinars

Eco-Schools USA

Bats webinar series: By BatsLIVE in partnership with National Wildlife Federation

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More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. We're on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 52 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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