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Not only does Nebraska Project WILD provide award-winning curriculum guides (see Curriculum Guides), but we also provide numerous educational resources. Check-out some of the resources below. Looking for something else, please contact Lindsay Rogers, lindsay.rogers@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-5581.


WILDLIFE EDUCATION TRUNKS

Birds of Nebraska Education Trunk teaches about the birds of Nebraska, bird adaptations, and how to find birds and identify birds by sight and sound. The bird trunk includes birding by ear CDs, an Identiflyer, bird field guides, student books, migration posters, bird bingo, and a variety of other hands-on bird activities and educational games. Students can even examine owl pellets, skulls, wings, feet, and feathers of birds found throughout Nebraska. Use this trunk to create a new curriculum or to enhance your existing curriculum!

Mammals of Nebraska Education Trunk is a great way to investigate all Nebraska mammals – whether you’re studying prairie mammals and forest mammals or carnivores, herbivore, and omnivores. This trunk is also a great way to study animal skulls, teeth, or animal adaptations. The Mammal Trunk offers educators a variety of hands-on, inquiry based learning activities. The trunk includes curriculum guides, field guides, posters, student books, and videos. There is also a fantastic assortment of furs, skulls, and tracks that all learners will enjoy!

Interested in Checking out a Wildlife Education Trunk?
Contact your local Nebraska Game & Parks Commission Office to reserve the Mammal or Bird Education Trunk. Trunks are FREE to check-out. Trunks must be picked-up and dropped off to the office from which you check it out.

Nebraska Game & Parks Offices

Trunk Location Contact # Mammal Trunk Bird Trunk Prairie Trunk

Lincoln

(402) 471-5363                   x x x
Norfolk (402) 370-3374 x x x
Grand Island (308) 382-6468 x14   x x  
Kearney (308) 865-5310  x x  
North Platte (308) 535-8025  x x  
Scottsbluff (308) 783-1019 x x x
Chadron (308) 432-6190 x x  
Bassett (402) 684-2921            x x  
Omaha (402) 595-2144 x x  

WILDLIFE POWERPOINTS

Owls of Nebraska
Prairies 101: Nebraska 4 Prairie Ecosystems
Insects of the Prairie
Butterflies vs. Moths
Mountain Lions in Nebraska
Wetlands of Nebraska
Woodpeckers of Nebraska
Life Cycles

Prairies & Prairie Food Webs
Soils

        


VIDEOS

Worms
Building a Classroom Compost Bin www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNSkAzIp5lg
Worm Experiment: Light or Dark? www.youtube.com/watch?v=MItqjQD2Wy4
Worm Measurement www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5Aitcoggzc

Mountain Lions
Mountain Lions in Nebraska http://www.youtube.com/user/NGPCnews


WILDLIFE SPECIES GUIDES

Beaver
Bobcat
Black Bear
Coyote
Mink
Mountain Lion
Muskrat

Opossum
Raccoon
River Otters
Black-footed Ferret
Mountain Plover
Least Tern

Bald Eagles
Sandhills Cranes
Whooping Cranes
Bobwhite Quail
Prairie Dogs
Cottontail Rabbit

Southern Flying Squirrel
White-tailed Deer
Mule Deer
Pronghorn Antelope
Turkey
Elk
Bighorn Sheep


CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

Birds and Birding
(be sure to check out the Bridge to Birding binocular kits)

Birding 101: How to go birding and enjoy it! (PowerPoint)
10 Things You Should do to Help Birds (PowerPoint)

Birds in the Food Web
Category, Chart and Graphs
Mapping Birds
Poetic Birds
Speaking for the Birds
Storytime
Venn Diagram

Pollination and Pollinators

Power of Pollinators (PowerPoint)

Pollinators, Meet Your Plants

Prairies

Nebraska is a prairie state. So, let’s start teaching our children about prairies. They are amazing ecosystems with a huge biodiversity. And, they are right out you backdoor (almost)!

Measuring Prairie Plants
Mapping the Prairie Food Web | Prairie Food Web Images
Prairie Field Guides
Rainfall on the Plain
Prairie Nature Journals

Animals & Habitats (lower elementary)

Little & Big Matching Game | Little & Big Matching Cards
Wants vs. Needs
My Favorite Animal

Water & Wetlands

Marsh Market
Pollution Prevention Door Hangers
Weather Begins With the Sun

Life Cycles

Which Came First | Which Came First Images
Plant Life Cycle Buffett

Soils & Worms

Measuring Worms
Mud Painting
Soil ID Book
Soil Recipe
We All Need Soil

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger Hunts are a great way to get your students outside and engaged in nature. They also help work on observation skills and often lead to exploration, questioning, and adventure – all good things!


Early Childhood

Early Elementary
Upper Elementary
Middle School
High School


PROJECT BEAK

Project BEAK - Bird Education and Awareness for Kids – is an interactive website developed for students in grades 5th – 8th . This Nebraska-specific website teaches students and educators about birds and birding. Filled with scientifically-accurate information, interactive games, build a bird, fun quizzes, and videos, Project BEAK is a great way to engage your students in learning. Additionally, the website has numerous educator resources including classroom activities and websites.

Check-it out todaywww.projectbeak.org.

 

 


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