The Division of Wildlife is pleased to provide educators with quality teaching aids about Ohio's wildlife. Our education materials include Project WILD activity supplements, loaner trunks, posters, and various printed materials. This is a new page and we'll be adding material as they get updated and made web-friendly. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be glad to help you. Unless otherwise indicated, the materials listed below are available in hard copy format by downloading and mailing in the Education Materials Brochure.
PROJECT WILD SUPPLEMENTS
Project WILD is an interdisciplinary environmental education program with an emphasis on wildlife. Due to copyright restrictions, the booklets found below do not contain the actual Project WILD activities. You can find the appropriate activities listed in each booklet's table of contents, but you'll need to refer to your copies of the Project WILD Guides to see the actual Project WILD activities. If you do not have a set of Project WILD Activity Guides, you'll need to attend a workshop to obtain a set for your own use. For information on attending a workshop, check out our workshop listings or contact the Division of Wildlife's Outdoor Education Section at email@example.com
BIRDS--SONGS, ADAPTATIONS, AND MIGRATION
Information, activities, and illustrations for the study of Ohio birds. Ohio songbird calls also available on CD.
Information and activities on food chains and prey animals as related to Ohio's owls. Owl pellets are provided in sample units only; large quantities are not available. A CD of owl calls is also available.
Information and activities on the white-tailed deer, as well as Ohio's deer herd and harvest statistics. Information on non-consumptive and consumptive uses of wildlife are also provided.
OHIO'S WILD WETLANDS
Information and activities on wetland habitats including plants, animals, as well as laws and legislation about the protection of these critical areas.
Information and activities on Ohio's river otters and other furbearers, as well as informationj on non-consumptive and consumptive uses of wildlife.
A supplement where students will be able to learn various adaptations of animals by examining their skulls, scat and tracks.
GETTING TO KNOW THE BLACK BEAR IN OHIO
Activities and information regarding the black bear, and its past, present, and future presence in Ohio.
Twenty activities and twenty projects to help schools and other facilities develop a high quality outdoor classroom.
AQUATIC EDUCATION MATERIALS
In addition to free training, the Division also offers many educational materials free of charge to educators who wish to bring what's under the water into the classroom. Publications include Fish ID trading cards, Ohio's Fish ID Guide and the Sport Fish of Ohio poster.
The Passport to Fishing Program includes elements of angling skills intertwined with aquatic stewardship to help promote resource and stewardship responsibility. This program is packaged so that ANYONE can hit the ground running with an aquatic education program. Contact the Outdoor Education Section at 1-800-WILDLIFE.
These kits may contain hides, skulls, a supplemental guide, video, etc...that are designed to help students learn more about Ohio's wildlife. Topics may include Ohio mammals, birds, bald eagles, black bears, aquatic wildlife, and more. Contact your district office for topics and availability of kits.
KID'S LIFE HISTORY SETS
A kid-friendly set of 8½ x 11 picture cards with life history notes on the back, written at a 406th grade level.
An annual publication with information, games, and activities about Ohio's wildlife. Large quantities available while supplies last. New issues are released at the beginning of the school year.
A set of copy-ready pages that present important wildlife concepts while encouraging creative thinking. A great resource for early childhood programs and curriculum.
WILDLIFE POSTER SETS
AQUATIC STREAM HABITAT POSTER SET
A five poster series highlighting different aquatic wildlife present in Ohio's aquatic habitats. (Available to educators only, one st per classroom).
OHIO WILDLIFE HISTORY TIMELINE POSTER and ACTIVITY
A two-sided poster that looks at changes in habitat and wildlife and events from 1803-2003. Includes a hands-on activity that can bring the timeline to life for your students.
ADDITIONAL POSTER SETS
Depending on available quantities, educators will receive a set of 3 or more posters featuring groups of animals, such as mammals, birds, reptiles, etc.; selection is dependent on current supplies.