Project WILD

Check this site for upcoming workshops throughout the state.

Project WILD's primary audience is teachers of kindergarten through high school students. This does not limit the usefulness of the project to formal educational settings, however. Volunteers working with young people in pre-school and after-school programs; representatives of private conservation, industry and other community groups who are interested in providing instructional programs for young people or their teachers; and personnel involved in preparation of future teachers are all among those who effectively use the instructional resources of this program.

The goal of Project WILD (Wildlife In Learning Design) is to assist learners of any age in developing awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment to result in informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive actions concerning wildlife and the environment upon which all life depends.

Project WILD:
is an award-winning interdisciplinary, conservation and environmental education program that emphasizes wildlife. The L-12 guide is full of various activities that empower participants to learn about wildlife and make conservation decisions.

How do you get WILD?
Project WILD activity guides are distributed free of charge to teachers who participate in a Project WILD workshop. During a six-hour workshop, teachers and youth leaders gain the skills and knowledge necessary to incorporate Project WILD into the classroom or nature area.

Workshop participants will:
participate in hands-on activities, indoors and out.
learn more about Louisiana wildlife and the environment.
expand their knowledge and teaching skills.
find out how WILD can enliven their curricula.
share ideas, information, and resources with other teachers.

Aquatic Project WILD
Activity Guides and workshops emphasize aquatic wildlife and aquatic ecosystems. The activity guides are distributed free of charge to teachers who participate in a follow-up three to six hour workshop.

For more information on Project WILD contact:
Kathleen Nichols - Assistant Coordinator
Environmental Education Division
(337) 340-2999