Connecting People with Nature
Northeast Region
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Take your students outside

Educators are an important link between children and their parents. Studies show that schools that use outdoor classrooms and other forms of experiential education produce significant student gains in social studies, science, anguage arts and math. Educators can use the broad context of the natural world to enliven teaching and learning, weaving nature related concepts through  curriculum at all levels.

"As a teacher, your ability to creatively engage your students with the natural world in their everyday lives can make a huge difference in their health, well-being, and capacity to learn.” - Children and Nature Network


Links for Educators! Junior Duck Stamp Program Fish and Wildlife Service Educators Page Link to non-FWS site Link to non-FWS site

Lesson Plans and Activities

Unless specified, the following files are in .pdf file format.

Camp Robbers (81KB)

Nature Calls (74KB)

Otter Steals the Fish (103KB)

Urban Tracking (80KB)

Wildlife Challenge Course (66KB)

Invasive Species

Animal Tracks

Last updated: January 19, 2017