Wild Washington lesson plans

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 incorporate disciplines ranging from math and science to art and literature. Lessons 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 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 

Fisheries for the Future

Oct. 23 

Sharing Spaces

Nov. 13 

The Diversity of Climate Change

Oct. 30 

A Family Pack

Nov. 6 

Hooves and Herds

Jan. 8

Making Space for Wildlife

Nov. 20 

How to Grow Fish

Dec. 4 

Protecting Cats and Wildlife

Feb. 12

Day in the life: DFW

Enforcement Officer

Dec. 11 

My, What Specialized Teeth You Have

Dec. 18 

Counting Birds for Science

March 26

Jan. 15 

Marine Mammals of Washington

Jan. 22 

Trafficking Wildlife

May 7

Jan. 29 

Beavers, Nature's Engineers

Feb. 5 

Wildlife Rehabilitation

June 11

Feb. 19 

Shrubsteppe Ecosystems

Feb. 26 


March 5 

March 12 


March 19

April 16 


April 9

April 30


April 23 

May 21


May 14

June 4


May 28



Wild Washington Lessons