Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Project WILD is an education program rooted in nature that helps educators bring the outdoors to their students. Workshops, offered at no charge, matching state and national teaching standards offer valuable education and lesson plans about the natural world. Materials are available for teachers of any age group, from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Workshop participants learn about the natural world through hands-on experience they can pass on to their students. Our classroom is the outdoors, and the experience is closer to a day at summer camp than a training seminar.
Teachers of all subjects are encouraged to participate. Workshops and courses cover a variety of subject areas, including science, social studies, language arts, mathematics and physical education. And because the workshops are fashioned according to national frameworks, participants will receive professional development credit.
You don’t have to be a traditional educator to learn and teach through Project WILD. Scout leaders, 4-H coordinators, nature camp counselors and other volunteers are welcome to participate. More than 1 million people have been trained at Project WILD workshops throughout the nation.
Bring the WILD life to your students
Educators attending the free, 6-hour workshop receive two activity guides with more than 150 activities matching state and national standards for kindergarten through 12th-grade programs.
Project WILD activity guides are written by teachers, school administrators, wildlife professionals and other educators. Materials are reviewed by science, curriculum, education and environmental experts for accuracy and educational value. Each lesson plan is tested in real classrooms to ensure effectiveness and high-quality student involvement.
AR WILD School Site Program
Project WILD educates students about wildlife, habitats, and the environment. To move students from awareness to action, AGFC’s Project WILD program provides teachers in Arkansas’ public and private schools an opportunity to apply for grant funding to build wildlife habitat on school grounds.