Home / What We Do / Professional Development Programs / Project WILD

Project WILD

SaskOutdoors is happy to be a partner with the Canadian Wildlife Federation to be the Saskatchewan hosts of Project WILD!

With the interdisciplinary Project WILD Activity Guide, you’ll explore topics from what types of habitats migrating birds need to make it to their wintering grounds to how new fishing technologies have affected fish populations. The guide features 121 complete lesson plans about wildlife and the environment that can each be adapted for any age, grade or subject.

Project WILD

Project WILD:

  • is based on the premise that young Canadians have a vital interest in learning about their natural world, how their actions affect sustainability of life on our planet and how they can become responsible inhabitants of Earth.
  • helps learners develop the awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment needed to make informed decisions and to take constructive action for wildlife, habitat and the environment.
  • is designed to be infused into mandated curriculum subjects such as art, health, language arts, math, music, physical education, science and social studies.
  • is appropriate for use by classroom teachers and non-formal educators, including resource specialists, naturalists, conservation officers, camp counsellors and Scout and Guide leaders
  • is based on conceptual framework that encourages learner development from awareness to action, and is thematically organized into seven sections: Awareness and Appreciation; Diversity of Wildlife Values; Ecological Principles; Management and Conservation; People, Culture, and Wildlife; Trends, Issues, and Consequences; and Responsible Human Actions.
  • contains all the information needed to successfully complete each activity (objectives, method, background, list of materials, procedures, evaluation suggestions, activity extensions, key vocabulary, etc.).

Workshops for educators are typically 6 hours long and each participant received a Project WILD manual. Contact SaskOutdoors to set up a workshop or for more information.

Project WILD was originated by the Council for Environmental Education who also produce Growing Up WILD, an early years resources based in part on Project WILD.