Establish a School Wildlife Resource Center

A Wildlife Resource Center (WRC) should be established within the school. This should house curricular materials, field manuals, maintenance equipment, lab equipment, texts, references, etc. The following is a list of books and materials that might be included in your WRC. In order to acquire Project WILD, Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education, Project Learning Tree, and Project WET curricular materials you must participate in their workshops. These are outstanding experiences and we highly recommend that you participate in them.

Equipment:

Magnifying glasses, binoculars, microscopes, cameras, butterfly nets, dip nets, water analysis kits, sweep nets, soil analysis kits, string and stakes for transects.

Curriculum Materials:

  • Nature's Notebook, WES KDWPT
  • Lower Primary Teacher's Guide, WES KDWPT
  • Upper Primary Teacher's Guide, WES KDWPT
  • Wildlife Reference Center Catalog, WES KDWPT (Update 2002)
  • Something WILD - Animal Resource Booklet with Illustrations.
  • Project WILD
  • Project WILD Aquatic
  • Project Learning Tree

Most of these resource materials are free, but you must participate in a workshop to receive the Project Wild guides.