As home to numerous species of insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles, fish and mammals, New Jersey provides educators with plentiful opportunities to understand wildlife ecology, management and protection strategies. Since 1984 the DEP's Division of Fish and wildlife has sponsored Project WILD, a nationally recognized environmental and conservation education program, based on the premise that students and teachers have a vital interest in learning about the ways in which wildlife and humans interact. Project WILD addresses the need for people to think, plan and act responsibly. It is coordinated nationally by the Council for Environmental Education.
Project WILD introduces such concepts as food chains, habitats and carrying capacities, using interactive and fun methods.
The WILD activity guide features a section on how to attract wildlife to school and community properties.
Educators of students in grades K-12
To be placed on a mailing list or to schedule a workshop:
Liz Jackson, Public Information Assistant
Division of Fish and Wildlife, NJDEP
605 Pequest Road
Oxford NJ 07863
National Project WILD website: www.projectwild.org
teachnjenv: Environmental Education "Projects" Homepage
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Project WILD Teacher Training Workshop
Trailside Nature Center, Mountainside NJ
Thursday, March 26, 2020
9am - 3pm
$25 Registration Fee
Whether you are a formal or non-formal educator, Project WILD can assist you in teaching math, science, social studies, literacy and art to any grade level. The goal of Project WILD
is to develop awareness and knowledge resulting in informed decisions and constructive actions concerning wildlife and the environment through interdisciplinary and hands-on activities.
Project WILD lessons
are correlated to NJ core curriculum content standards and the curriculum guide is included in the workshop fee. Participants will also receive 6 NJDOE professional development credits.
(scroll to Teacher Training under Trailside Workshops)
Other WILD Programs
WILD Curriculum Correlations
WILD School Sites
Growing Up WILD: Exploring Nature with Young Children
Pequest Trout Hatchery & Natural Resource Education Center
Fish & Wildlife Workshop Schedule