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For Educators

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Why take your students outside? Simply put, because it can improve both classroom learning and classroom behavior. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service wants to help you bring nature into your classroom and vice versa. Check out some of what we have to offer.

  • Curricula and Programs

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    There is no doubt that as a teacher, you get pulled in many directions as you try to offer your students the best possible educational opportunities. It's worth noting, though, that a variety of research has shown that creatively engaging children with the natural world on a regular basis can make a huge difference in their health, well-being, and ability to learn.

    To that end, The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has a variety of activity guides available at the national level, as well as some activity guides that are specific to certain locations.

    Learn more USFWS educational programs and opportunities

  • Schoolyard Habitat

    Image of two young children working on a schoolyard habitat project

    The USFWS Schoolyard Habitat program helps teachers and students create wildlife habitat on school grounds. Habitat is the collective term for the food, water, shelter and nursery areas that all wildlife need to survive. The loss of habitat is one of the greatest threats facing wildlife today.

    Learn more about Schoolyard Habitat
Last Updated: June 13, 2014
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