What is Project WILD?
Project WILD is a Kindergarten through 12th grade environmental and conservation education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. It is interdisciplinary and supplementary and can be be used to teach basic skills in science, social studies, language arts, math, art, music and physical education.
With an unbiased approach to basic wildlife management practices, Project WILD:
Why Project WILD?
Human population growth is increasing exponentially. As our planet grows more crowded every day, natural and wild places are rapidly diminishing ... and so are ecosystem services related to natural resources including wildlife. Locally we are experiencing issues related to water & watershed management, invasive species invasion, & habitat loss as Houston expands into surrounding forests, wetlands and farmlands. Project WILD explores how people can understand wildlife and habitat and make decisions that use natural resources wisely and sustainably.
Who should attend the Workshop?
Project WILD Guides
The core of Project WILD is its activity guides. The Project WILD guide contains 134 activities concentrating on terrestrial wildlife, habitat and ecological concepts. The Project WILD Aquatic guide contains 48 activities emphasizing aquatic wildlife and habitats. Both are presented in lesson-plan format, which includes objectives, methods of teaching, background information, references available, a list of materials needed, and ways to evaluate learning.
The guides help incorporate wildlife-related concepts into classroom curriculum, and each activity is designed to teach one or more of the following concepts: