The goal of the Project WILD program is to assist learners of any age in developing awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment that will result in informed decisions, responsible behavior and constructive actions concerning wildlife, people and the environment.
These nationally known wildlife-oriented workshops are for formal and non-formal educators working with primarily PreK-12 audiences. People who participate in workshops include teachers, scout leaders, rangers, day care providers, community leaders, after school providers, parents, and maybe even you.
The curriculum/activity guides are available only through a 6-hour educator training workshop. Workshops are run by Project WILD facilitators who are educators like yourself. Workshops can be scheduled to accommodate your group's or school's in-service training. Click on the Project WILD Workshop Calendar for a current schedule of publicly available workshops. Project WILD in Massachusetts is co-sponsored by the Division of Fisheries & Wildlife and the Massachusetts Wildlife Federation.
For more info or to find out how to set up a WILD workshop, contact Project WILD Coordinator, Pam Landry at Pam.Landry@state.ma.us or call her at (508)389-6310.
Visit the National Project WILD website for more information.
Project WILD -- An interdisciplinary, conservation and environment education program that emphasizes wildlife, people and the environment. This national program provides supplemental curriculum materials containing over 100 activities for educators of youths in grades K-12. Aquatic Project WILD – Newly revised and updated in 2013,
Aquatic WILD is an interdisciplinary, conservation and environment education program that emphasizes aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems. This national program provides supplemental curriculum materials containing hands-on activities for educators of students in grades K-12. Activities are also relevant to national science standards. Hours in Aquatic Project WILD Workshops may be used toward obtaining Professional Development Points (PDPs).
Growing Up WILD – GUW is an early childhood education activity guide that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, it provides a foundation for developing positive impressions about nature while also building lifelong social and cognitive skills. More on Growing Up WILD .
Flying WILD –Targeted for the middle-school audience, though widely adaptable, Flying WILD offers practical hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigation experiences connecting real-world experiences in bird biology, conservation and natural history. Project-based classroom applications, service learning and community involvement are encouraged through sections of the guide dedicated to the planning and implementation of birding festivals.