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Wildlife Classroom Curricula


Go Wild for Michigan's Wildlife (K-5th grades)

Wildlife is everywhere! Young learners will learn about wildlife and the places they call home with these lessons. The Critter Cards feature common Michigan species and fun facts about each. 

Who Needs Habitat Activity

Wildlife Search Activity

Critter Cards (For Print and Distribution)

Critter Cards (Plain Text Version)

Wildlife Management in Michigan

A Year in the Life of a Michigan Black Bear (6th - 8th grades)

Middle schoolers can experience what it is like to be a black bear and a bear biologist!

Bear Den Check Activity

How Many Bears Activity

A Day In The Life Bear Comic Book

K-12 Bear Patch Design Contest

Black Bear Management in Michigan

Elk University (9th - 12th grades)

The elk success story in Michigan is truly special and unique. High School students can try their hand at being a wildlife biologist conducting an aerial survey and explore different viewpoints on elk.

Elk Population Activity

Town Hall Activity

Elk Management in Michigan

Celebrate 100 Years of Elk Video

Turkey Time

It's Turkey Time! Wild turkeys can now be found in parts of every county in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, plus areas of the Upper Peninsula. Learn more about the wild turkeys with these activities.

Turkey Habitat Activity

Turkey Nest Activity

Wild Turkey Patch Contest

Turkey Management in Michigan

Deer Camp (K-5th grades)

Celebrate Michigan's white-tailed deer and deer hunting by sharing some fun deer facts with your elementary students and playing a deer-themed game to learn how deer communicate with one another.

Speaking My Language Activity

Deer Management In Michigan

Bovine Tuberculosis in Michigan

Chronic Wasting Disease in Michigan

Deer Hunting in Michigan

Michigan's Wondrous Wetlands and Waterfowl Curriculum (6th, 7th and 8th grades)

May is American Wetlands Month - prepare your middle school students for this great celebration by teaching them all about Michigan's wetlands and waterfowl this spring!

Migration Headache Activity

Junior Duck Stamp

Visit a Wetland Wonder

Waterfowl Management in Michigan

Questions? Contact DNR Wildlife Division at DNR-Wildlife@michigan.govor 517-284-9453.