California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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CDFW Project WILD
1807 13th Street, Suite 104
Sacramento, Ca 95811

ProjectWILD@wildlife.ca.gov
PHONE: (916) 322-8974
FAX: (916) 322-8989

Teach Me Wild

Project WILD - California

Project WILD is a wildlife-based conservation and environmental education program that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. Project WILD Activity Guides provide curriculum specially designed for educators of kindergarten through high school youth. Professional development training and educational materials are available through workshop participation.

Project WILD core materials include four activity guides for educators: the Project WILD K-12 Activity Guide highlights wildlife and habitat, Project WILD Aquatic Education Activity Guide emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems, Science and Civics: Sustaining Wildlife for grade 9-12 involves inquiry investigations and decisions affecting people, wildlife and their shared habitat Growing Up WILD an introduction to nature education for ages 3-7.

  • It is ideal for teaching English-language arts, science, social science, math, physical education, health, and visual performing arts.
  • It builds curiosity and confidence through hands-on, engaging activities.
  • It is used in both formal and non-formal educational settings.
  • It presents a balanced and fair approach to environmental issues.
  • It was developed by educators and resource professionals for educators.
  • It provides opportunities that help young people evaluate information and make responsible choices. Students learn HOW TO THINK, NOT WHAT TO THINK!

WILD activities...

  • meet the diverse needs and learning styles of young people and educators;
  • are correlated to California Content Standards for Science, English Language Arts, and Social Science.

Workshopsare scheduled and conducted by volunteer facilitators. Is your group (10 to 25 people) interested in a workshop? The CA Project WILD Office can provide you with contact information for a volunteer facilitator in your area. The Aquatic WILD Workshop is also offered on-line. E-mail ProjectWILD@wildlife.ca.gov to enroll in the online workshop.

The Aquatic WILD program in California is funded through Federal Sports Fish Restoration Funds.