School Programs & Lesson Plans

Washington State Department of Ecology Watershed and Wetlands Curricula

Discover Wetlands: A curriculum guide for grades K-12 focused on Washington's wetlands, what they are, their value, and human affects on them. Includes wetland plant and animal identification cards and field studies.

Learn about wetland functions and values: A web page with information about wetland functions and values, and links to more information.

Washington's Wetlands: A 14-page black-and-white booklet providing general information about wetlands with illustrations.

Wetlands: A small, illustrated children's book about wetlands. Grasses, plants, insects, birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, mud, and water are introduced one by one.

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Lesson Plans

Wild Washington

These environmental education lesson plans from grades K-12 are focused on the plant and animal life of Washington state and  are designed to "equip K-12 students with the knowledge, social, and emotional skills needed to think critically, and problem solve around natural resource issues." 

Hands-on activities combine with environmental education to create fascinating glimpses of our local area. Searchable by grade level, subject and topic/theme, these are a wonderful resource for teachers and homeschoolers alike.

Family Education Resources from Fish & Wildlife

These lessons promote good stewardship of our area by introducing students to habitat protection, community science, life cycles and more. Use these theme-based lessons at home or at school.