Project WILD is an interdisciplinary EE program that helps participants develop an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of wildlife and habitat. Introduced in 1983, it has reached more than 100 million youth through more than 1.5 million educators and is one of the largest wildlife education programs in the world. Project WILD is administered by the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA).
Project WILD Curriculum
Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program that focuses on wildlife and habitat. The goal of Project WILD is to develop awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment resulting in informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive actions concerning wildlife and the environment.
Water in all its forms is one of the most dramatic of today's arenas in which informed, responsible, and constructive actions are needed. Aquatic WILD uses the simple, successful format of Project WILD activities and professional training workshops but with an emphasis on aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecology.
Growing Up WILD
An early childhood education program for ages 3-7 that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them
Activities that teach middle-school students about birds, their migration, and what people can do to help birds and their habitats. The guide's many activities can be used to teach classroom lessons or to initiate service-learning projects that help birds and their habitats, such as helping middle-grade students, teachers, and community volunteers implement a bird festival at their school
While interdisciplinary, the Project WILD K-12 Curriculum & Activity Guide includes more than 60 activities with a science focus. A team from KAEE developed correlations for each of these activities to the Next Generation Science Standards. Check out the correlations available from Project WILD at the link below to see why Project WILD is the perfect tool for supporting NGSS classrooms.
In order to receive a Project WILD curriculum resource, you must attend a Project WILD professional development workshop.
At these lively and engaging professional workshops, participants are introduced to Project WILD materials, activities, and strategies. Through hands-on practice, educators gain the experience and confidence needed to work with their students and to integrate Project WILD into their teaching.