National Wildlife Federation: Lesson Plans and Webinars

The lesson plans presented here are a sampling from the National Wildlife Federation’s collection of more than 1,000 lesson plans designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification, and observation.

All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards.

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Lesson Plans by Topic


Lessons that introduce students to wildlife and wildlife behavior


Amphibians and Reptiles

Birds and Butterflies


Insects, Spiders, and Invertebrates


Endangered and At-Risk Species


Marine Wildlife

Variety of Wildlife


Lessons designed to introduce students to concepts of ecology, habitat care, and species identification


Lessons that explore ecosystems within the United States





The National Wildlife Federation offers live webinars, great for educators and parents looking for ways to engage their kids with nature and conservation.

Recordings of Past Webinars

Eco-Schools USA

Greenforce Initiative™

  • Webinar Archive—Visit Greenforce Initiative’s webinar archive for tips on green careers.

Bats webinar series: By BatsLIVE in partnership with National Wildlife Federation

Science Topics
Ecology, Zoology
Amphibians, Mammals, Reptiles
K-6, Middle School, High School, Educator
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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