Project WILD teaches young people how to think about wildlife, not what to think. Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade learn basic concepts about wild animals, their needs and importance, and their relationships to people and the environment. The hands-on, diverse activities help develop problem-solving and decision making skills in determining responsible human actions.
Grade level: variesDiscovery Education
More than 30 lesson plans covering a range of topics such as Earth’s ecology, habitats of the world, frogs, pollution solutions, desert dwellers, and much more!
Grade level: K-12Project Learning Tree-Ohio
Project Learning Tree is a comprehensive environmental education program that helps educators with balanced non-biased learning experiences for PreK through 12th grades that encompass the total environment - land, air, water, plants and animals (including humans). In order to obtain Project Learning Tree materials, teachers must attend an Educator Workshop.
Grade level: 1-12Bee Detective: Discover the Culprit Behind Declining Bee Populations
Students are put at the cutting edge of research on declining bee populations. To date, Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has not been concretely attributed to any single cause. Through a variety of clues, students will conclude that CCD results from a combination of factors. Have students play the role of worker bees and the teacher can play queen bee.
Grade level: 6-8Human Impacts on Marine Species
Text: Students learn about three examples of human impacts on marine life: migration patterns and shipping, algal blooms and water chemistry, and marine debris. Some of these impacts are due to human activity in the ocean, and some impacts on the ocean are due to human activity on land.
Grade level: 9-12Human Impacts on the World Ocean
Students will analyze a real-world environmental case of building an oil pipeline through British Columbia. They will explore the geographical, cultural, and environmental context of building the pipeline, identify the stakeholders and their role and impact, and map out the intended and unintended consequences of the decision they make.
Grade level: 9-12Monitoring Forest Health
Students will conduct a forest health checkup of a local forest area, will take forestry measurements, and will evaluate the ecological services provided by trees and forests.
Grade level: 9-12How Natural Areas Filter Water
Students learn about the importance of water quality for human health and agriculture. They relate their own consumption activities to the water supply and also brainstorm various threats to the water supply. By contrasting natural filters with impervious (paved) areas, students compare the impact of development on the ability of nature to provide clean freshwater.
Grade level: 6-8Marine Protected Areas Exploration
Students explore Marine Protected Areas on an interactive map and compare and contrast three case studies. They learn how the MPA classification system works in the United States, apply that system to example scenarios, and create case studies of their own.
Grade level: 9-12Marine Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Text: Students explore major marine ecosystems by locating them on maps. Students use marine examples to learn about energy transfer through food chains and food webs. They discuss how food webs can illustrate the health and resilience of an ecosystem.
Grade level: 9-12Fighting Fire with Fire: Can Fire Positively Impact an Ecosystem?
In this lesson, students explore controlled burn scenarios and the positive impacts of fire on ecosystems. Students assume the role of a fire manager to develop a recommendation for a specific ecosystem, and compare and contrast how organisms in different ecosystems have adapted to fire.
Grade level: 6-8Nature Shape Walk
Children search for the shapes and colors that define both our natural and built environments. Check out this activity for more information.
Grade level: K-1Community Gardening
This resource has 59 lessons to choose from. The community gardening starts half way down the page.
Grade level: 3-12Web of Life Activity
In Project Learning Tree “web of life” activity, students conduct research and simulate a food web to discover the many ways that plants and animals are connected. Students decided to bring this activity to a new level. They took on the challenge of interpreting the activity in a way that would work for a permanent structure.
Grade level: 4-7Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots
Roots & Shoots is about making positive change happen for people, animals, and the environment. Get to know the 4-step Roots & Shoots Formula for identifying and completing a service campaign in your community.