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Fish and Wildlife offers a variety of educational programs and has materials available for educators. Improve your own knowledge and share the story of New Jersey’s wildlife and management programs with your students.

New Jersey Fish and Wildlife supports a variety of educational programs and has produced education materials of use to educators. Take advantage of these programs and materials to increase your own and your students’ knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the outdoors and New Jersey’s rich fish and wildlife resources.

Classroom Resources and Curricula

Black Bear Publications and Resources – Basic information and links to more resources on black bears
“Black Bears and Food in the Schoolyard” activity 
Educator Resources (Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ)
Environmental Education “Projects” – NJDEP sponsors four nationally recognized, award winning curriculum supplements that are referred to as DEP’s environmental education “Projects.”
Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest (USFWS)
Green Eggs and Sand Aquatic Curriculum
Herp Education Programs
High School Fishing/Student Angler Federation
“Hooked On Fishing — Not On Drugs” Program in NJ
Mobile Education Trailer
National Archery in the Schools Program in New Jersey
Peregrine Kid’s Book 
Peregrine Project Curriculum
Raptor Study Lesson Plan 
Russell A. Cookingham Scholarship
SEEDS – the State Environmental Education Directory
Shad In Schools
Species on the Edge Art & Essay Contest – Fifth Grade (Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ)
Species on the Edge 2.0 Social Media Contest – High School (Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ)
Trout in the Classroom
Virtual Outdoor Classroom – Watershed Education (Musconetcong Watershed Assn.)

Field Trips

Pequest Trout Hatchery Group Programs
Forest Resource Education Center (NJ Forest Service)
Sedge Island Workshops for Students

Professional Development Opportunities

Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE)
Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA)
Environmental Education and Training Project (EETAP)
National Science Teacher’s Association
North American Association for Environmental Education
Sedge Island Workshops for Educators

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Last Update: May 23rd, 2023