Wild Washington lesson plans

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As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, educators, students, and parents are adapting to the new normal of distance/remote learning. To provide support for learners in Washington, we are offering a new service for the 2020-21 school year: wildlife-themed curriculum for elementary, middle school, and high school students. 

Our Wild Washington lessons will incorporate disciplines ranging from math and science to art and literature. Lessons will align with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s state and national environmental and sustainability learning standards. See the table below for a schedule of when lessons will be available for each age group. 

Wild Washington lessons will have modifications embedded for distance learning, but are also developed for teachers to use when Washington students return back to their classrooms.

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Wild Washington Schedule for 2020-21 School Year
3rd - 5th
6th - 8th
9th - 12th

Sept. 25 
Solution to Pollution

Oct. 2 
Hungry Orcas, Declining Salmon

Oct. 9 

Bat, What Can We Do?

Oct. 16 

Sustainable Seafood

Oct. 23 

Co-existing with Wildlife

Nov. 13 

Adapting to Climate Change

Oct. 30 

Wolf Myths

Nov. 6 

Rutting Seasons & Ungulates

Jan. 8

Nov. 20 

Fish Hatcheries

Dec. 4 

Feb. 12

Dec. 11 

Dec. 18 

March 19

Jan. 15 

Jan. 22 

April 30

Jan. 29 

Feb. 5 

June 4

Feb. 19 

Feb. 26 


March 5 

March 12 


March 26 

April 9 


April 16 

April 23 


May 7 

May 14 


May 21 

May 28 


June 11 



Wild Washington Lessons