Hands on Wildlife Kits

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 Committees. To locate the Chapter or Committee nearest you, call 520-618-3530.
  2. Submit a Gift Application (link below)

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.

Since 2000, SCI Foundation has provided more than $80 million to promote science-based conservation through wildlife research, capacity building in governments, youth and teacher education, and humanitarian programs that show the importance of the hunting community in society around the world. Growth of SCI Foundation has continued to gain momentum through charitable donations from SCI members and direct grants from local chapters and the SCI organization. Throughout the world, SCI’s approximately 50,000 members and 190 chapters contribute time, talent, and financial support to local, national, and international projects.


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