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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Lessons that introduce students to wildlife and wildlife behavior
Amphibians and Reptiles
Birds and Butterflies
Insects, Spiders, and Invertebrates
Endangered and At-Risk Species
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
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