Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

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The National Wildlife Federation teamed up with Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole to offer educational content designed around the film. Through our educator's guide, activities guide, and other resources, kids and families can learn more about owls and help protect them.

About the Movie

Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole based on the beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky.

The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones.

While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father's favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd's jealousy has terrible consequences—causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones.

Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians—Soren's only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms.

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Educator's Guide

This guide, designed for use with the film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole, helps students explore the film’s themes in an education setting. The activities are designed for grades 3 through 5, with extensions for younger and older children. These activities meet national standards for English/ Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Visual Arts.

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Activities Guide

This guide, designed for use with the film Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole, includes games and crafts to help kids and families explore the film’s themes at home. These activities also complement the educator's guide.

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More Activities

Adopt an Animal: Help the National Wildlife Federation protect owls and the places where they live by symbolically adopting. Adopting a great horned owl helps to support our conservation work.

Go on an Owl Journey: The movie's story takes viewers on a journey into a world of owls. Have your own owl journey in nature! Talk about the kinds of owls that might live in your neighborhood, like the northern spotted owl or the burrowing owl. Practice identifying them by their photos, sounds, and behaviors.

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