Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Four Rivers Natural History Association (FRNHA) is a sponsoring partner with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in making the Project WILD Conservation Education resources available among many California regions. Our WILD Coordinator facilitates the sharing of information, arrangements for speakers and presentations as well as complete WILD workshops. These are collaboratively arranged and designed based on the needs and interests of a partnering organization and/or anticipated participants. Please contact us for more information. Below are descriptions of Project WILD resources.
Geared for the K-12 student, these materials and resources are framed to teach students how to think, not what to think. It is an inquiry driven tool with a goal of educating students toward engagement and the capacity to participate in meaningful choices now and in the future. The newest version is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. There are Spanish materials and resources as well. The Project WILD guide may only be acquired through a 6-hour workshop. Absent a funding source, each participant must pay the cost of their own guide ($25).
Materials and resources for Growing Up WILD support younger children (~ages 3 to 7), and readily adaptable for higher or lower age/grade/ability levels. All multidisciplinary, each unit in the guide addresses math, science, health, inside, outside, art, etc. related activities. It is standards aligned with references within each unit. There are “family connections”, with some of the materials provided in Spanish. A 3-hour workshop is required in order to receive the guide free of charge. This guide may be purchased online, and without workshop participation, if preferred.
Aquatic WILD focuses on understanding the nature of things that live in water. It is a wonderful resource with hands on activities and multidisciplinary connections easily accessed. This is a K-12 multidisciplinary standards aligned resource. A 6-hour workshop is required to receive the guide free of charge .
The Flying WILD Guide is designed with an eye toward middle school students and is arranged differently than the other guides. Ultimately, workshop participants are prepared to design a Flying WILD event, as lead by students. There are three sections, one for what students should learn and do, one for what teachers should learn and do, and one for what volunteers (for a Flying WILD event) should learn and do. While the guide is framed to prepare for creating an event, the material inside addresses standards, is hands on, very engaging and a lot of fun. This is a 3-hour workshop and participants must pay for their guide ($25).