Lesson Plans

The lesson plans presented here are a sampling from NWF's collection of over 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.

Check back regularly! We will be continually adding to our online library of resources for educators, beginning with the addition of lesson plans from our NatureScope series.

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


Energy Conservation

Lessons designed to engage student in learning good conservation techniques and practices to use at home and at school: 



Lessons that explore ecosystems within the United States:





Lessons that introduce students to wildlife and wildlife behavior:

Amphibians and Reptiles

Birds and Butterflies

Endangered and At-Risk Species

Insects, Spiders & Invertebrates 




Marine Wildlife

Variety of Wildlife 


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