Hands on Wildlife

The purpose of Hands on Wildlife (HOW) is to provide educators with conservation education instructional tools they can use in hands-on instruction. The HOW can be used in a variety of subject matter areas: science, history, economics, math, art, language arts, nature center programs, and more. It gives teachers and others who work with young people resources and ideas to introduce youth to important concepts of habitat, wildlife management and impacts resulting from human and wildlife interactions. The HOW Kit can be used with any age and at any grade level.

Instructors find HOW valuable: HOW is suitable for use by classroom teachers, environmental educators in local, state and federal parks, 4-H and Scout leaders, wildlife conservation educators in State and Federal fish and wildlife agencies, community nature centers and hunting, fishing or trapping organizations who do wildlife education programs in their community.

Students find HOW enlightening: The kit offers children and adults a hands-on wildlife experience in an urban, suburban, or rural setting, in or out of doors. For many, the learning kit is the gateway to appreciation of the outdoor world and provides their only contact with a wild animal. HOW helps adults and young people in our increasingly urban environment re-establish their connection with our land and their link to the natural world.

Instructors and students find HOW Kit contents interesting:

– Pelts, replicas of skulls, scat, and tracks of North American beaver, coyote, raccoon, and rabbit. These represent omnivores, herbivores and carnivores that live in similar habitat.

– A poster of the four animals to assist in teaching

– “Habitat Earth” DVD

– America’s Wildlife – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow curriculum

– Education in Environmental Involvement Outdoors (EIEIO) curriculum

– Curriculum quick-guide to enhance instructional strategies and expand the contents of the kit

  1. Print the Online Order Form (PDF) A limited supply of cost-subsidized boxes are also available through SCI Chapters and SCI Foundation Sables Divisions. To locate the Chapter or Division nearest you, call 888-553-5838 x228.
  2. Submit a Gift Application

The purpose of the Hands on Wildlife Gifting Program is to assist our area schools, non-profit organizations, and government agencies in financing a Hands on Wildlife learning kit.

Downloadable Files

Free for the Asking

From The National Shooting Sports Foundation

Wildlife for Tomorrow, Grades 4-7:

Tells kids the “good news” about America’s thriving wildlife populations and how wildlife management has returned once endangered species to abundance.

  • Teacher’s Guide
  • Activity Masters

Un-endangered Species, Grades 7-12:

Explores the growth and success of wildlife management, and how species such as the white- tailed deer, elk, wood duck, antelope and wild turkey are no longer endangered species.

  • Teacher’s Guide
  • Activity Masters

What They Say About Hunting, Grades 7-12:

Provides students with the facts they need to develop informed opinions about the role of hunting in modern society and takes a fair look at both sides of the hunting debate.

  • Teacher’s Guide
  • Activity Masters

From The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) has education materials and offer webinars. The focus is on conservation education leaning/teaching materials. These are useful education tools and resources for formal and informal educators.

Visit this link for more information: http://jjcdev.com/~fishwild/?section=conservation_education_toolkit