Families and Teachers

Animals need places to live and nest, and people need places to work and play. Ensuring that these opportunities remain comes down to working together through our connections to one another, our coworkers, our community, our extended family, and our children.

Conservation Northwest partners with local communities to find practical and inclusive solutions that make sense for forests, wildlife, and people. We protect wildlife and connect wildlands with children and families in mind, thinking ahead to a healthy and wild future for both current and future generations.

Interested in a presentation at your school or classroom? Please contact outreach (at) conservationnw.org and we’ll work to arrange it!

Noting the age of your students and a specific topic or animal species that you or your class is most interested in helps us narrow down which staffer is a good fit. Thank you!

Ranger Rick and National Wildlife Federation

We’re also the Washington affiliate organization for the National Wildlife Federation, America’s oldest and largest conservation group. NWF offers some amazing resources for getting kids involved in conservation, from their Ranger Rick and ZooBooks publications, to their Garden for Wildlife program!

In this TEDx Talk, NWF President and CEO Collin O’Mara shares why it is essential that we connect our children and future generations with wildlife and the outdoors — and how doing so is good for our health, economy and environment.

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Wild Washington Curriculum

The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) offers wildlife-themed curriculum for elementary, middle school, and high school students that incorporate disciplines ranging from math and science to art and literature through their Wild Washington lesson plans.

One lesson even features our I-90 Wildlife Corridor Campaign, where students play the role of a habitat biologist and examine what makes a landscape a good candidate for wildlife corridors. Check out the full lesson, “Making Space for Wildlife“!

The Tomorrow Project

The Tomorrow Project is an organization started and powered by high schoolers working to inspire sustainable practices in future generations. Their program focuses on teaching elementary school students what they can do for the earth now and in the future. Discover more at tomorrowprojectus.org

Coloring pages for kids

Learn about conservation in your backyard

Environmental Education Virtual Field Trips for Nature Lovers

This collection of resources (recommended by one of our young, fellow conservationists!) includes some fantastic virtual tours of National Parks, nature museums, and botanical gardens, as well as additional readings on environmental education and conservation practices for a range of ages.

Thriving with Fire: Dotty Owl’s best kept secrets

Meet Dotty Owl and learn her best-kept secrets about the important role wildfire plays in forest ecosystems! Watch the full series of her stop-motion videos, created by film-industry artists in collaboration with top forest scientists, experts and local citizens.

Discover the forest

Check out this cool website for fun outdoor activities kids will love!

Live webcams

Anything might happen, if you give it time: See animals in action!

Name that fish

Test yourself on the mystery fish page

Learn about the state of wildlife in the U.S. and abroad: